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Old Albury truckies 16 Oct 2013 16:07 #128742

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Looking for photos, specifically H.R.Hanel Interstate Transport's International trucks.

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Re: Old Albury truckies 17 Oct 2013 17:54 #128743

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At one time Dick Hanel and Aub Shelton had the biggest fleet of 90s in the country.
In my time living in Albury I watched Hanels Progress from White Superpowers to both L and R 190s,then had a few Butterboxes with 185 Cummins power before he sold out to I think Mayne Nickless(IDSTBC).
Hanels had a very large workshops and was constantly rebuilding 90s to keep the fleet numbers up.
They had an almost entire fleet of Inters,with only a smattering of other brands.
One I remember was the car carriers.A Bedford with a 400 leyland power bought new from Preston Motors in Albury.(Can't remember the drivers name).
This has helped start the thread,come on you Alburyites I have not lived there for 30 years.More feedback from those who can still remember :-/ :-/ :-/ :D :D

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Re: Old Albury truckies 16 Mar 2015 10:56 #128744

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My dad (Kevin Healy) did some subbing for Hanels in the 60's withe his Leyland Beaver....He mentioned how fast the Inters were compared to his truck

Here's a few Photo's and I think in one you can see an Intenational in the yard.





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Re: Old Albury truckies 17 Mar 2015 08:17 #128745

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I drink with a bloke named brian rolf who has been around a while! Ill ask what photos he has.

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Re: Old Albury truckies 17 Mar 2015 21:18 #128746

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That Leyland has a forward axle and short door which makes it a Comet. Little wonder it was slow as the Comets only had a 350 or 400 motor, whereas the Beaver had either the 600 or 680. Was typical practice back then to give to give a man's job for a boy to do and then winge that the pommy trucks weren't up to the job.

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Re: Old Albury truckies 17 Mar 2015 21:32 #128747

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..weren't the cabover set forward axle jobs a Beaver?....with the comet being the low HP job with the standard set back axle?...the cabover pictured has a set back axle...

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Re: Old Albury truckies 17 Mar 2015 23:39 #128748

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That Leyland has a forward axle and short door which makes it a Comet. Little wonder it was slow as the Comets only had a 350 or 400 motor, whereas the Beaver had either the 600 or 680. Was typical practice back then to give to give a man's job for a boy to do and then winge that the pommy trucks weren't up to the job.


I think your right it is a Comet.....Dad did mention that on the odd occasion he would beat the Inters to Sydney as the blokes driving would be stopping a lot.....would have been rare though given the power of the Leyland ;D

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Re: Old Albury truckies 17 Mar 2015 23:53 #128749

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My dad was came from Tallangatta and had a few English trucks over the years....Here's a few of his trucks that came after the Comet....













These three Photo's show the day he lost the back axle while spreading super and also the day the front stub axle snapped while he was coming home for lunch...











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Re: Old Albury truckies 18 Mar 2015 06:30 #128750

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Some great photo's there PEAT thanks for taking the time to share them with us

Paul

Your better to die trying than live on your knees begging

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Re: Old Albury truckies 18 Mar 2015 10:22 #128751

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As Mrsmack said great photos,
I've delivered a fair bit of hay to Tallangatta over the years, It's a very Picturesque part of the country..
"Be who you are and say what you feel...
Because those that matter...
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And those that mind....
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