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Overlander's old Photos 05 Aug 2021 22:38 #224191

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A Drom box... Basically just a little bit more load space... I think the bed buggers mostly used it for storing blankets etc for packing while running out to a job then fill it with stuff on the haul

Also Under some American State rules the drom box made it a truck and trailer rather than a tractor (prime mover) trailer thus giving longer legal length to the unit.
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Overlander's old Photos 06 Aug 2021 10:50 #224198

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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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Overlander's old Photos 06 Aug 2021 23:13 #224246

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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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Overlander's old Photos 09 Aug 2021 14:29 #224343

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Overlander's old Photos 09 Aug 2021 14:30 #224344

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Overlander's old Photos 09 Aug 2021 15:23 #224345

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They must of sold a lot of SAR Kenworths over the years, the old ones have all but disappeared these days

They were a lot bigger seller the R model Macks but have vanished quicker which is a surprise to me


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Overlander's old Photos 11 Aug 2021 15:48 #224402

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Overlander's old Photos 11 Aug 2021 15:49 #224403

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Overlander's old Photos 13 Aug 2021 10:41 #224423

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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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Overlander's old Photos 13 Aug 2021 11:20 #224424

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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.
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