Rollback Truck 147T-I
1962 Brockway Rollback Truck 147T-I
1962 Brockway Rollback 147 T-1
For 65 years Cortland, New York was the home of Brockway, one of the 20th Century's best-known manufacturers of heavy-duty class 3, 4 and 5 motor trucks. If you grew up in New York State, chances are your town or municipality owned a number of Brockways, which were the chassis of choice for snow removal and road maintenance work. Many town's fleets were exclusively Brockway, and the brand continues to enjoy a rabid fan base a good 40 years after the last Brockway rolled out of its Central Ave. factory.
For consignment a hydraulic rollback with winch, flat bed Brockway from 1962. Good power from the gas engine, and air brakes as well as a 2-speed Eaton Rear allow you to cruise easily at highway speeds. Nicely restored and a solid frame are just two of the many attributes of this large hauler.
WIth its high up cab fronted by a massive radiator and chromed grille, cowled hood it is all go with green paint. Let's not forget the iconic Husky adorning the hood in gold to show off Brockway's 50th anniversary. Exterior steel panels are good, and slight misalignment of gaps are noted on the doors. Large black painted fenders have the turn signals top center and nestled next to the radiator are the small round headlights. Large red structural steel makes up the bumper and frame. The JerrDann rollback bed which operates hydraulically is framed with steel and has a Trex lined bed. A large electric winch sits at the cab end of the bed and is in working condition. Dual spider hubbed wheels are on back and single spiders up front, are all painted and restored nicely.
Utilitarian and all functional interior with dual vinyl covered bucket seats, rubber flooring and all metal lined interior. The dash has centrally located gauges and knobs and we can note an interior heater. A large original steering wheel fronts the dash. Some surface rust is noted around the rubber floor mats.
A large 330ci Continental gas engine topped with a single 2-barrel carburetor and a Fuller 5-speed transmission on back has overdrive. The 2-speed Eaton air shifted rear allows for and slow power or highway cruising.
As this truck will not go on our lift, a visual inspection shows a fully restored, mechanically operating rollback with a winch. Frame is very solid, and all the undercarriage is painted red.
A steep climb in and some cranking but the gasser came to life. We had to allow a warm up time for the air compressor to build up enough pressure so the brakes, Eaton rear, and wipers all worked properly. We got her up to pressure and trudged off for out test pad where it shifted nicely and drove like a truck!
A neat restoration of an iconic fleet manufacturer truck. Bathed in green, red and black, it's all working, and with the composite bed will last another 60 years! I see a business opportunity for someone.
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