Vol. 1 2015

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2 8 | BULLDOG | 2 0 1 5 V 1 LETTERS H ello Bulldog, My name is Rene Marchand and I have been an own- er-operator for nearly 30 years. From 1986 until 2000, I owned a R600 Mack truck equipped with a E6 350 HP with four valves and backed with a 12 speed Mack transmis- sion and Mack 38,000-pound 4.17 ratio I drove that Mack truck 1,030,000 miles before overhauling the engine in June 1994. The camshaft and crankshaft were in very good shape. They were polished and put back into the engine for its second life.I drove 1,100,000 miles before I overhauled the transmission. I drove 1,640,000 miles without overhauling any of the rear ends. I presently own and operate a 2001 Mack CH600 equipped with a E7 E-Tech backed up with a Mack 18-speed transmission and Mack 3.87 ratio 40,000 lbs. rear axles. This truck has 1,026,579 miles on the clock so far and neither the engine, transmission or rear ends have been overhauled. Both of my Mack trucks are extremely reli- able and economic to operate and also good looking. Both of them are still on the road and running strong. The R600 is in Canada and the CH600 is here running between Fremont, New Hampshire and Denver, Colorado. I mainly haul kiln dried lumber and all my loads aver- age between 46,000 to 48,000 pounds, so you know that both of those trucks earned their keep! ,DPDÆ„UPEHOLHYHULQ0DFNSURGXFWVDQG will be until I retire. I include pictures of my two Mack trucks and you will agree that those trucks are built like a Mack and look the part also. Sincerely, Rene Marchand Owner-operator Fremont, New Hampshire We love reading your letters and seeing photos of your Mack trucks. Send letters and photos to Jim McNamara, Bulldog Editor, Mack Trucks, Inc. 7900 National Service Road, Greensboro, NC 27409 or email: james.mcnamara@macktrucks.com and yours may be selected to appear in the pages of Bulldog magazine. Letters may be edited due to space. To help us verify information, please include a phone number. The tradition continues This picture was taken in October 2014 in Sweetwater Jct, Wyoming, when this 2001 CH600 broke the 1,000,000-mile mark. This picture was taken June 2014. This 1986 R600 is working in Canada.

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