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1949 Sterling Model DD145 Dump/Plow Truck - By David Ramsden

Like all Sterlings of the era, this truck has an oak lined frame. It is a 38,000 pound GVW and like most Sterlings at that time, equipped with chain drive. Rarely were they four wheel drive like this one. The state of Massachusetts owned 3 or 4 of these trucks. The prototype David Ramsden measured to model plowed the Mohawk Trail. The V-blade measures 9 feet to the tips and a 9 foot high-lift wing blade. The truck is mostly scratchbuilt of styrene. The wheels and axles are Sheepscot reworked with rubber tires and headlights and reworked decals on hood.

Posted June 13, 2009