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6 years 10 months ago #186810 by rex
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Having given some thought to what brand of truck it may be I will go for BITSA
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6 years 10 months ago - 6 years 10 months ago #186850 by BillyP
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.I think I am leaning towards the AEC thingo..........or cab.........
........noting the cab bottom front tapered bit at the guard area.....................possibly ????????
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6 years 5 months ago #191219 by Bitsa
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Could it be an old Ex ADF Kaiser Or Diamond T?

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3 years 10 months ago #214153 by werkhorse
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Looks like we have a winner... This just came up on the HCVC Facebook page

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3 years 10 months ago #214154 by werkhorse
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3 years 10 months ago #214297 by Mrsmackpaul
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So reading over in the other link it says 1958, I know from video and the like that NZ were opening up their massive forests in the North Island, a lot of Letourneau logging gear was used there

I wonder if this was to try and capitalize on that market, and to a lessor extent Tassies market as they were building a pulp mill as well I think around that time

It seems tha Pacific was the preferred choice in NZ and to a lesser extent in Tassie so maybe they just pulled the pin on the plan once that happened

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3 years 10 months ago #214312 by werkhorse
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There has been so back and forth about the fact it may not actually be in Tasmania.... I can't find the original poster to ask anything more

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3 years 10 months ago #214319 by JOHN.K.
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According to the advert ...7 1/2 ton tare.....lots of your prime movers are around 10 ton mark,so its not a particularly big truck.

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3 years 10 months ago - 3 years 10 months ago #214331 by Mrsmackpaul
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I think in 1958 it would of been a fair size truck, my old Federal tank transporter is around 7.5 ton tare, Diamond T tank transporters I feel were around 10 ton
I agree that by anything from the mid 70's onwards it's not huge or even large, just average size
The first Pacific's usedd in NZ only pulled single trailers, had a 671 and were at a guess not a lot different in size than a highway truck of 20 years later

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2 years 6 months ago #229871 by Mrsmackpaul
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Looks like we have a winner... This just came up on the HCVC Facebook page

Because I officially dont really have a life I was up and thinking about this truck, dunno why I couldn't sleep, to much Christmas indulgence Im thinking

Any was looking at this photo and wondering about the drive line, been Letourneau it could be anything weird and unusual

Would have a GM and a 671 by the looks of what I can see

I wonder what the back end is, appears to have a spring hanger in front of the axle hanging down and I have no idea what the diff center is, looks like a giant Ford diff that splits in the middle





Dunno, what do the experts say ?

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