Saturday, July 07, 2012
During the 1960's my dad formed a construction company called EYbuilders Construction Co. It's purpose was to build concrete pools, basements, foundations and other concrete based things. He utilized a forming system called the Gates System which was a system of wire ties, 3/4" x 4' x 8' plywood, and various sizes of steel 1/2" round steel rod that ran through the ties to hold the plywood forms.
So what does this have to do with trucks you ask? EVERYTHING!! Some call them Concrete Trucks, some call them Cement Mixers, my friend Ryan Pedone refers to them as Ready-Mix trucks. These trucks were the beasts that hauled the concrete, cement, or ready-mix that my dad needed. His preferred company was out of Ithaca, NY and was known as RUMSEY ITHACA -- and how I loved those old Brockways and Macks!!!
RUMSEY ITHACA BROCKWAY DOING THE COMMONS IN ITHACA
Well I got an email from my friend Ryan Pedone aka Plowchaser stating that he was helping with a web site about "READY-MIX" Trucks. It's a great site if you are a "MIXEROLOGIST" and love "READY-MIX" trucks.
Here you will find all kinds of trucks from Autocar to White.
Check them out, here's the link ---- THE TRIPPERS Already Mix for Mixeroligist --
You got to love those trucks --if not, maybe you can cement yourself to a new relationship!!!