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Wow !  That rig sure is nice... never saw a radiator shell with metalwork like those two bulges on the top front...beautiful !  Wonder if they had tire sizes that mis-matched when new ?  Makes sense, just never seen that. Thanks for this, now I'm gona' have to read about Sterlings, ha !

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I remember at least one chain drive Sterling tow truck on the road locally - maybe 25 years ago? I suspect it dated from the early 50s. Sterling was still making chain drive trucks then.

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Heavy duty with high ground clearance! I found photos of an EB 18 at a show in 2006, unrestored. It looks quite similar.

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Posted (edited)
12 hours ago, Rusty_OToole said:

I wonder if it came with solid tires and the present tires and wheels were a later addition?

By 1928 most trucks of this size were on pneumatic tires. Only very heavy duty were still on solids. Vehicle speed was severely limited on solids , usually 10-12 mph. My 1923 Packard 2 ton has the factory optional 7.50 x 24 " pneumatic set up which includes a higher speed rear end, close to 30 mph .  My 1922 Packard 3 ton is quite a bit bigger than the 2 ton and is on cast spoke wheels and solid tires, 12 mph is the advised { governed} max speed.

 

Greg in Canada

Edited by 1912Staver (see edit history)

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Found these photos in my “Floyd Clymer’s” 1929 booklet. Looks like they had either tire type but I would think the pneumatic would have been better suited to carry heavy loads of rock.

I did not notice it as a chain drive.

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I have a Dodge Bros truck and I found this ad for the Graham. Bros version of the Sterling Truck. Looks very similarE72680B9-FBBD-4D47-BC7A-E38261F13EBB.jpeg.b8688978c0d6f0e9d92577e10301d8af.jpeg

 

The history of these ole trucks is half the adventure.

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On ‎4‎/‎30‎/‎2018 at 10:02 AM, John Byrd said:

Wonder if they had tire sizes that mis-matched when new ? 

Here's the Production Order for a Studebaker truck with "mis-matched" front & rear tires from new in Post #58 here-------------> http://forum.studebakerdriversclub.com/showthread.php?104804-Cars-From-Our-Past/page2&highlight=marti

 

I believe it was not uncommon for the rear to have much heavier-duty tires than the fronts.

 

Craig

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