Greetings. I had a look with the mag glass of the Smith's trucks and I couldn't make out the rego plate but I reckon the trailer that the damaged Commer is on is the same one in my photo so I reckon you've a pretty good chance that the Commer trucks are the same ones. And thanks Paul for confirming my thoughts that there was an abattoir in Blaney. On that last lot of photos the kenworth of Robinson's, the Atkinson and the other Kenworth were taken at Detroit Engine & Tool Company, Kilkenny, in 1974. I was giving some thought to the trucks from the Riverland in the early '70's- Mglashin's had Macks, Riverland Trucking had Macks and a Ford, DeVito ran Mercs, Fletchers had Volvos , and as mentioned Schrapels' ran Inters. Big differences in comfort and engine power compared to what is on the market today.
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Greetings. the F86 at the start of this last lot was an R I & R J Smith truck passing through Nuriootpa- at lunch times during High School I used to nick down the street to the Barossa Gem Centre where Mum worked and take photos from the balcony. The F model belonged to Clem Moore who during his driving career had his fair share of Mack trucks- his last F model was re-powered with an 8V92T and he used to give that the giddy-up. Clem recently had his hundred an first birthday. Many many years ago he had an R190 which he had re-powered with a 6-71N. The Road Commander and Atkinsons were taken at or near Detco, Kilkenny, 1974. Next time.
Yep I think the F86 Volvo were called the bubble cab, anyhow I got my E class licence in one of those it was only a year old &was hooked up to a 36ft flattop spread trailer. I remember old mate from the DMR taking me for my test, I drove about a mile up the road & he said reverse up that lane on my left, lucky got it I one and he said you can reverse one of these trailers on your blind side in one go so we need not go any farther so return to the DMR office .Quickest licence test ever LOL
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