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Posted By chtrout Saturday, March 29, 2014 8:02 AM
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Wow, it looks like the same photo was used for the Quick-Way brochure. That certainly helps confirm the photo is from 1937 or earlier. Thanks for sharing!!

Do you have the complete brochure, or just an image of the cover?

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Cover of Quick-Way brochure from 1937 year.

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In about 1936, or perhaps even earlier, Coleman Motors Company of Littleton, Colorado entered into a production relationship with Quick-Way Truck Shovel Company of Denver, who would purchase strong-frame Coleman 4x4 or 6x6 trucks, then mount their various shovel models on the Coleman chassis.

Perhaps the best-known example is the Coleman G-55A 4x4 mounted with a Quick-Way Model-"E" shovel, which came complete with an attachments trailer for the drag line, pile driver and other attachments. At least (125) units were built for the US Army Engineers in 1943. After WW-II, a few of these truck/shovels survived as war surplus, many of which were bought up by contractors and construction firms.

While there is ample information about the 1943 model, I am trying to learn more about the pre-WW-II models. Example photos appear to show early Quick-Way shovel models mounted on unidentified Coleman trucks, perhaps in the late"E" series, such as a strong-frame E-57?

Does anyone have any information on pre-war Quick-Way Shovels mounted on Coleman trucks? When did this relationship begin?

Any information on the Coleman truck models involved?

Are there still any pre-WW-II era survivors?

(As background, I have checked with Quick Way enthusiast Matt Anderson and he has very little information on pre-war Coleman-mounted Quick Way shovels)

Everything I find will be provided to Don Chew for his pending book on Coleman.

Craig H. Trout
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and selected production partners, such as Columbian Steel Tank, Quick-Way Truck Shovel, Howe-Coleman, Marmon-Herrington, and SnowBlast
Tuesday, September 30, 2014 6:44 AM by chtrout

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