H17 Truck People
These trucks are monsters and this one is no exception. This is an Hayes HDX that Mike Fitton is standing beside.
Previously I had only seen these trucks in pictures because they are used off highway on private logging roads. Last month Darin Krause, Mike and I decided to come and see the Hayes Trucks 90th Anniversary Truck Show in Port Alberni, BC to see all of the old trucks.
I had him pose next to this truck, little did we know, we’d all have driven it before the end of day.
In this picture, Trevor Cameron from Spruce Grove, AB (who brought his nice highway Hayes Clipper) is with Steve Drybrough the owner of this amazing truck, and one of the organizers of the event!
The truck is a 1975 Hayes HDX and it was the last one off of the assembly line. The HDX is on it’s third engine, this one is a 600hp Cat. It is 15’ wide, has a 400 gallon water tank to spray on the brakes (to cool the brake drums), weighs nearly 110,000 pounds empty, and can carry up to 300,000 pounds of logs.
Darin poses in front of a Pacific P16 logging truck. It is probably the equivalent of the HDX and this one is equipped with a Cummins Signature 600hp engine
Here’s the YouTube video with the above people driving H17:
In the best light…