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Presque Isle: The Star City

Harvesting Potatoes

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RESTORED POTATO BARREL TRUCKS

International Truck with Barrel Grapple, Littleton, 1945
International Truck with Barrel Grapple, Littleton, 1945Southern Aroostook Agricultural Museum

The two trucks pictured here are restorations of 1940s potato barrel trucks.

Potato Barrel Truck, Presque Isle
Potato Barrel Truck, Presque IslePresque Isle Historical Society

The truck on the right has a flat body. This truck has a hydraulic hoist. It is located behind the backboard at the center of the body.

The truck on the left has an electric hoist. When this truck was new, truck bodies were still in the transition stage from box over the rear wheels to a flat body.