1972 Gar Wood Load-Packer 720 / Chevrolet C-60
Owned By a Private Trailer Park (Colorado)
This truck used to service a trailer park, which has since been contracted out. Now relegated to brush and bulk pickup of a couple of loads annually. A real "time-stands-still" original, including the Chevy truck with its 427 V-8 engine, intact and in terrific condition for its age. Features a "deadman" control cam which stops the sweep panel before it passes the hopper sill, and then requires a further push of the control lever to complete the cycle.
Special thanks to the owner for allowing this video, and to Scott Watson for capturing this living classic in exquisite detail on video (shown below). To see more still pictures of the truck, click on the link here: LP-720 Pictures at Flickr