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Arthur Gillot Transport 25 Aug 2019 21:49 #202639

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In post # 202618 last pic, ///i love the period correct must have accessory, the water bag. It bought back fond memories of Pa with one on the front of his cars every time we leaft for the 8 plus hour drive Sydney to Harrington each year. I think he was hesitant to share the water for us to drink but rather for the radiator.
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Arthur Gillot Transport 26 Aug 2019 14:21 #202652

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.Many moons ago when I was at Cummins Lansvale, Gillots were doing an in chassis overhaul on a 220 in an ERF. Spares had sold them
a set of NRTO pistons instead of the 220 ones , with the corresponding low power, hard starting etc etc. When it was discovered what had
happened, Cummins supplied another set of correct pistons plus a serviceman to fit them.
So away I went to do the job one Saturday morning.
With me in the cab and a Gillots bloke underneath we had the job finished in a bit over 8 hours . We both got some sort of citation for our effort,
but nothing in the way of dollars of corse ………………..
…………………….Billy...………………….
I came into this world with nothing & still have most of it..........

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Arthur Gillot Transport 26 Aug 2019 17:24 #202654

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Cobbadog,

8 hours to Harrington, now it's 8 Hours to Coolangatta.

How times have changed.
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Arthur Gillot Transport 26 Aug 2019 19:21 #202657

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In post # 202620 there is a shot of truck #1 with a Fordson Major tractor and ACE overhead loader. I had the misfortune of operating one of these for Jack Fortesque, digging sand out of the dunes at Nambucca Heads in the late '60s, to use in his ready-mix business. (Remember when you could do that?) The loader was operated by a cable at the rear of the tractor, running up and over the cab. You engaged the winch to raise the bucket and when it got to about the vertical, you released the clutch on the winch to let the arms go over-centre, then grab it again before it hit the stops.

Until you mastered these horrible machines, you either managed to stop the loader arms early and dropped the bucket full of sand over the cab, or left it too late and the bucket arms would slam into the stops at the rear of the canopy, nearly lifting the front wheels off the ground. It was quicker than loading with a shovel I guess.
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Arthur Gillot Transport 26 Aug 2019 21:55 #202665

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A couple of years ago Taree Sand and Gravel was sold and they always did and still do take the sand from the dunes on Crowdy Rd. It was the best thing ever, the small parcel of land to remove the sand from gets the north eat winds blow fresh sand into the holes they dug out the day before. Self replenishing at times.
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