Hayes Truck

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Hayes WHDX 70-170 Heavy hauler 6x6 tractor truck operated in Spain.

Hayes Manufacturing Company Limited was a Vancouver-based Canadian manufacturer of heavy trucks famed for their durability and a revolving bunk system. Hayes built both highway and off road trucks, particularly for the logging industry.[1]

The truck hood ornament was a die cast, chrome plated, 5 pound bear or a bronze cast bear. The chrome bear was found on the clippers and the bronze was off the square nose logger with butterfly wings. There was also a small bear ornament on each door.[2]

The British Columbia company was established in 1922 by Douglas Hayes, a parts dealer, and partner W. Anderson from Quadra Island. A large factory was built on the False Creek flats in Vancouver in 1928. The company eventually had over 600 employees and three plants.

Mack Trucks bought the Hayes Truck company in 1969, selling it in turn to Kenworth Paccar in 1975 who closed the Hayes plants.

Other Hayes logging operations[edit]

In addition to operating the truck company, the founder's son, Donald Hayes, continued and expanded family logging operations, establishing Hayes Forest Services Limited in 1956. In 2006, Donald P. Hayes, President, and grandson of the founder, proudly accepted the award for being one of Canada's 50 Best Managed Companies - Public or Private.[3]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Rick Crosby (March 2001). "Contractor profile". forestnet.com. Retrieved 2008-02-10. 
  2. ^ "Hayes Truck coveted chrome bear hood ornament org mould". ebay.com. Retrieved 2008-02-10. [dead link]
  3. ^ "Hayes now one of Canada's 50 Best Managed Companies - Public or Private" (pdf). hayes.bc.ca. February 7, 2006. Retrieved 2008-02-10. 

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