Update on one of Peter Ramsey's photos.
Scarcellar's from Narellan NSW SAR with a KT 450 on the coal in the 70's is still working around Darwin for them and is now powered by a 620 Cummins.
2nd photo from Erin Vicki Pennell
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Also on the drom box topic. The Canadians used a lot of them and built their freight terminals (depots) with the dock / floor on an overhang so that the 5th wheel backed under the dock floor.. Also used with the lead freight trailer of B doubles.. Also in the States a full width 4 foot tray, with marker lights, behind the cab qualified as a drom for length purposes..
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Following on from Peter Ramsey's post on Bill Abbott from Dapto NSW who sold out to Alan Doherty Transport and then Bill moved to Ballina and brought a motel. Photo's from Peter Ramsey, Geoff Browne, Peter Keem and Rufus Carr
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The AB180,they used to call them "silly wheel" pushers........spread more than 9'1" got a full 5.4 ton extra ......generally they only had a couple of spring leaves ,just enough to hold the axle in place ,and an airbag lift for when the scalies wernt around.......Qld govt banned them ,and you had to change the setup around ,to airbag load,and springs lift .......they used to strip the pusher tyres bare from sliding sideways.,and you only used junk cases on them.