They were their own cabs up until either 1975 or 1976 Steve, when Mack purchased the company for a short time, then shut it down. They switched to the "R" Model cabs, but kept the grills, fenders and such Brockway. I have a friend in Granville, NY that is a Brockway collector with many, many different models of them dating back from the '40's to the last ones built. Several have Detroit V-12's in them. He's got some pristine ones, some crusty ones, but they're a sight to see. There's all-wheel-drive ones, tractors, dump trucks...wreckers...what a nice collection. He likes people to come look at them too, so if anyone's interested, someday I can arrange that visit. It's about an hour northeast of Albany, NY. He built a brand new Morton building last year to keep the best ones out of the elements.They were Mack cabs, weren't they Lowboy?
See you learn something new everyday. I did not know they used a R model cab for a short time.
When did Mack close the factory (maybe mid seventies?)
That's the right info. Clarence actually has a Brockway with the NY State Thruway decal still on the doors in his collection. It's dark blue, Mack cab...I think it's a 375 model if I recall. Hardly any miles on it too.According to Wikipedia, Mack bought the company in 1956 and folded it in '77. I remember seeing NY DOT trucks that were Brockway and Thruway trucks as well. That sounds like a nice field trip Lowboy, I'll keep you posted.
I also drove the same configuration for a season,I commented on it on the other board,it had a three stage Jake on it,you could hear it for miles.I used to work all day on a dozer or whatever and come in to the yard after working all day and move the paver and rollers and whatever else needed to be moved to get the crews ready for another day.They would sometimes drive the grader over the road unless it was too far away.Ron GThe construction company I worked for had an old Brockway with an 8V71 and 13 speed, I drove it a few times hauling equipment. Brings back memories!