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Owned by Scott Powell
Bolter # 12708
Southampton, New Jersey
24 December 2008
# 2495

From Scott :

I have never sent a picture of my 1946 Chevy 1.5-ton. (My 1954 Chevrolet 4400 1.5-Ton Dump truck is in the Gallery already.. So with it being winter, I thought it a good time to show it earning its keep.

The bed is a "potato - dump." The top boards hinge downward to allow easier loading of firewood in this case. But originally, that was for potatoes.

The tailgate has a small "potato door" in it for bagging.

The dump bed is odd shaped and does not allow room for the inner tires. It does allow the bed to sit very low. I suppose the reason is to allow a person to dump a basket over the side.

This Chevy Art Deco truck has an extra transmission or reduction box. A fellow Bolter told me it was referred to as a "brownie" ?? Anyway, when engaged, a person could easily get out of the truck and load the potatoes himself (OSHA would love that). It truly creeps along when engaged.

The truck runs great. As you can see, I use it all winter for hauling our next year's wood for myself and my children.

Stay warm!

Scott Powell


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