I think I know this truck, near sawmill at Bilpin on Bell of Line Road, the bonnet has been extended it could be a Kenny or Ward Lafrance, the tin ware near the jerrycan is the same to and you can see the spring hangers on the chassis and it appears to be extended not original chain drive check out welds on chassis just behind original spring hangers shes a real bitsa
I have noticed it has extra unusual spring hanger type doo days in front of the chain drive diff
I wonder could this have been a half track machine with them extra spring hangers ?????? but I have no idea at all
But I reckon Langs middle photo in the last post is about the closest it has the little checker plate step welded onto the rear of the mud guards
Your better to die trying than live on your knees begging
I don't think it is a half track with a different cab. They were relatively lightly constructed compared with the Ward LaFrance/Kenworth machines.
The half track suspension was a volute spring (in the square box) not a conventional spring requiring hangers. For interest a volute spring is like the spring on garden hand pruners and allows a lot of spring action in a very short distance.
Drive is definitely Mack. The extra spring hangers seem rough as guts and not a factory item. The ring-in pusher seems likely.
Maybe it is not as complicated as we think. Could it just be a Mack chassis and rear running gear grafted straight on to a WLF/KW chassis at the point where chassis rail size changes at the front "pusher spring hanger" with few other changes?
Like Hayseed, I too have NFI !But, you have to admit it has a certain "rustic" charm.
What caught my eye was just how close the rear spring hanger mount was to the end of the chassis, but if it's a "Bitsa", maybe somebody took to the chassis rails with the gas axe??