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sleeper cab 1917-1950 09 Dec 2016 08:32 #176932

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Thank you for your answers my friends!
In which year began to supply the Japanese trucks in Australia?

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sleeper cab 1917-1950 09 Dec 2016 08:52 #176934

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Tell about this truck.


This photo here is aBedford that belonged to a fella at Wentworth or maybe Swanhill anyway Im pretty sure if its the truck Im thinking of that box behind the cab has a generator of a WW2 search light and was used to power a electric motor on on the first trailer when it was a road train in NSW ???
There was a article written on this in a magazine some years ago
This is oof course if its the same truck if you give me some time I will have a hunt around and see if I still have the article may be some weeks though

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sleeper cab 1917-1950 09 Dec 2016 15:39 #176940

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That rig was set up and run by Charlie Pitt from Swan Hill who sadly passed quite a few years ago. I met him once at Echuca Steam Rally and as we were going through Swan Hill on the way to Broken Hill we were invited to drop in for a cuppa. Well that cuppa became 2 with a drive around being shown local collections between them.

I seem to remember he said the first version had a Bedford motor slung under a dog trailer that ran behind the semi but it was hard to control so he modified the setup. It not only helped with the extra trailer but it also helped stop him from getting bogged.

I wonder if/when we will see something like this on trucks in the future - after all it is an early form of hybrid and with more modern control systems available could work easily today (except for the paperwork involved to be allowed to run it these days)
Having lived through a pandemic I now understand all the painting of fat people on couches!
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sleeper cab 1917-1950 09 Dec 2016 19:50 #176944

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So do you think its the same truck then ?????
Its been a long time since I have seen the article and am only going by memory so I may be wrong here


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sleeper cab 1917-1950 09 Dec 2016 21:17 #176946

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someone could fill in the missing bits
but sleeper cabs in Australia
went something like this
Earl eye days drivers slept under or in the load, feet out the window, pillow over steerin wheel across bench seat
later some trucks came with a parcel shelf Bhind driver eg: White 3000
some day cab COE kenworths were fitted with a specially made pipe framed mesh like a farmers gate that folded down from the rear wall to act as a bed
then the authorities made it a set size to be classed as a sleeper

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sleeper cab 1917-1950 11 Dec 2016 03:57 #177007

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There was a article written on this in a magazine some years ago
This is oof course if its the same truck if you give me some time I will have a hunt around and see if I still have the article may be some weeks though
Paul

Hello Paul!
Thank you very much for your answer.
I would be grateful for the article.
Regards, Dima!

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sleeper cab 1917-1950 11 Dec 2016 04:01 #177008

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So do you think its the same truck then ?????
Its been a long time since I have seen the article and am only going by memory so I may be wrong here


Paul

Article, articles, article !!! :) :) :)

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some day cab COE kenworths were fitted with a specially made pipe framed mesh like a farmers gate that folded down from the rear wall to act as a bed
then the authorities made it a set size to be classed as a sleeper
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Very interesting. Maybe you have a picture of this construction?

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sleeper cab 1917-1950 12 Dec 2016 14:25 #177064

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well he showed me the same or similar photo and said it was his. However that was over 10 years ago so my memory may be slightly out too
Having lived through a pandemic I now understand all the painting of fat people on couches!

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sleeper cab 1917-1950 13 Dec 2016 04:31 #177087

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Early 70's when I worked for KW a Footscray I remember a slim-line, painted in Brambles colours and signs, that had the old farmers gate attached to the back wall of the cab. Pretty ordinary arrangement too. Have yo be a real skinny guy to use it.

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