AAF Oshkosh W700 Truck w/Snowblower

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AAF Oshkosh W700 Truck w/Snowblower

Post by Kevin Lockwood » Tue Jul 21, 2015 2:01 pm

Located in central Kansas zip 67530
1944? 7-1/4 Ton Oshkosh. Fred Crismon's book pg286 75 units built by Oshkosh. Still retains AAF hood registration number. Both engines have been running. Air brakes were fully functioning when last driven. Truck was assigned to Great Bend Army Airfield during WW2 and sold surplus to the city in 1947.
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42 Ford GPW
42 Oshkosh AAF Snowblower
41 White M2 halftrack
42 Autocar M2A1 was M2 halftrack
42 Autocar M3-75 halftrack
42 White M4A1 was M4 halftrack
43 Diamond T M3A1 halftrack
43 White M16 was M13 halftrack
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Re: FS AAF Oshkosh W700 Truck w/Snowblower

Post by Kevin Lockwood » Thu Jul 23, 2015 1:40 pm

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42 Ford GPW
42 Oshkosh AAF Snowblower
41 White M2 halftrack
42 Autocar M2A1 was M2 halftrack
42 Autocar M3-75 halftrack
42 White M4A1 was M4 halftrack
43 Diamond T M3A1 halftrack
43 White M16 was M13 halftrack
44 LVT-3 Landing Vehicle Tracked

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Re: FS AAF Oshkosh W700 Truck w/Snowblower

Post by kelley » Thu Jul 23, 2015 5:44 pm

What a nice rig! Just a little too much snow blower for my needs though.
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Re: FS AAF Oshkosh W700 Truck w/Snowblower

Post by forestry4evr » Fri Jul 24, 2015 2:20 am

kelley wrote:What a nice rig! Just a little too much snow blower for my needs though.
Winter is not far off Jon, you would be the envy of the neighborhood.

Nice survivor!
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Re: FS AAF Oshkosh W700 Truck w/Snowblower

Post by 40 Chevy » Fri Jul 24, 2015 4:43 am

John;
You could buy it and lease it to the city of Boston, especially after last winter!

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Re: FS AAF Oshkosh W700 Truck w/Snowblower

Post by Ben Dover » Fri Jul 24, 2015 4:54 am

It took a real man to drive these, and many a runway light and hidden automobile were digested by one of these.
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Re: FS AAF Oshkosh W700 Truck w/Snowblower

Post by Kevin Lockwood » Fri Jul 24, 2015 8:26 am

Funny you mention vehicles. The city got this when the base closed in 1947. It was occasionally driven into the city following large snowfalls. I remember it blowing snow off our main st. in 1981. That year on a drift blocked street it munched a white VW beetle that was completely buried. The city never used it in town again.
42 Ford GPW
42 Oshkosh AAF Snowblower
41 White M2 halftrack
42 Autocar M2A1 was M2 halftrack
42 Autocar M3-75 halftrack
42 White M4A1 was M4 halftrack
43 Diamond T M3A1 halftrack
43 White M16 was M13 halftrack
44 LVT-3 Landing Vehicle Tracked

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Re: FS AAF Oshkosh W700 Truck w/Snowblower

Post by Ben Dover » Fri Jul 24, 2015 11:44 am

Check with Oshkosh, they may be interested.
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Re: FS AAF Oshkosh W700 Truck w/Snowblower

Post by Trucker1973 » Sun Aug 16, 2015 12:01 pm

Whether it is possible to take the picture of the plate of the truck? I am interested in number of the contract.

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Re: FS AAF Oshkosh W700 Truck w/Snowblower

Post by Kevin Lockwood » Fri Aug 21, 2015 7:20 am

Looked at plate inside drivers door on left side of drivers seat. It shows model, patents, and serial but no contract no.
W-709 model
17xx serial
Does have a odd diagonally stamped U.S.32 in lower left corner
42 Ford GPW
42 Oshkosh AAF Snowblower
41 White M2 halftrack
42 Autocar M2A1 was M2 halftrack
42 Autocar M3-75 halftrack
42 White M4A1 was M4 halftrack
43 Diamond T M3A1 halftrack
43 White M16 was M13 halftrack
44 LVT-3 Landing Vehicle Tracked

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Re: FS AAF Oshkosh W700 Truck w/Snowblower

Post by Kevin Lockwood » Mon Oct 26, 2015 11:36 am

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42 Ford GPW
42 Oshkosh AAF Snowblower
41 White M2 halftrack
42 Autocar M2A1 was M2 halftrack
42 Autocar M3-75 halftrack
42 White M4A1 was M4 halftrack
43 Diamond T M3A1 halftrack
43 White M16 was M13 halftrack
44 LVT-3 Landing Vehicle Tracked

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Re: AAF Oshkosh W700 Truck w/Snowblower

Post by Kevin Lockwood » Sat Jan 14, 2017 1:30 pm

Probably keeping this old girl for now.
I am in need of a nice windshield assembly and the Climax / Klauer engine radiator (located at the rear of the vehicle)
Any leads appreciated.
42 Ford GPW
42 Oshkosh AAF Snowblower
41 White M2 halftrack
42 Autocar M2A1 was M2 halftrack
42 Autocar M3-75 halftrack
42 White M4A1 was M4 halftrack
43 Diamond T M3A1 halftrack
43 White M16 was M13 halftrack
44 LVT-3 Landing Vehicle Tracked

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Re: AAF Oshkosh W700 Truck w/Snowblower

Post by 2206rick » Sun Jun 02, 2019 5:10 am

I saw this old post the other day. I will be parting out a 1941 SnoGo blower drive unit with a Climax engine this summer. It has a good radiator assembly. If you still need one please let me know.

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