An interesting story...just follow along.
Back in the day one of the applications for a dually pick up was to tow a 5th wheel trailer, with the fifth wheel in the pick up box. It still remains a popular application to tow a horse or livestock trailer.
The truck of the day was a 1 ton regular cab, with an 8 foot box. Keep in mind that at the time extended cabs did not exist, and crew cabs were usually not required.
What sort of options did such a pick up have? It always started with a 454, a 4 speed manual transmission, usually a 4:10 ratio in the differential, dual gas tanks, camper mirrors. These pick ups would easily deal with a GCW of 25,000 to 30,000 lbs.
When you see the current ads on TV of a dually pick up towing a 5th wheel trailer with some huge object on the trailer...its been done for years.
Why the 4 speed manual with a deep low 1st gear? The truck has to "lift the load" as the saying goes, and a 3 speed Turbo Hydramtic 400 of the day did not not provide enough reduction in 1st gear and especially reverse even with the torque converter to lift the load.
While casually reading about the Liberal convention in Montreal with Justin Trudeau, and the various opinions.
Having had the opportunity to meet Justin's father on a few occasions, and perhaps even Justin when he was a young boy accompanying his father.
How do dually pick ups relate?
Seeing a variety of names, and who is married to who, and so on, must be social media.
Suddenly from a quick search "Saraguay Farms" grasps the attention.
From back in the day, sold a dually pick up to pull a 28 foot livestock trailer to haul show cattle that
Fascinating how connecting seemingly unrelated dots...leads to a pick up from a few decades ago.