As seen on TV the Andrews heavy haulage outfit still keeps one to back up the 700hp Volvos, not for highway but for the tricky stuff and for a drive bogie that can take all the weight without a converter dolly.
Rex Andrews converted Contractor.
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Dont know if anyone remembers but years ago ,some big floats had steering,and a guy used to ride in a small cabin under the deck and in front of the float axle rhs wheels.,steering the float......Wouldnt want the float to go over a roundabout or traffic island.......but I suppose the guy steering was supposed to avoid that.
That modified Contractor certainly is a mean looking machine but my favourite was shown on this forum a few years ago. It is the highly modified Kenworth or Mack or something in New Zealand that was modified into a powered rear bogie. The highest point was the bonnet and it had a turntable on top. The driver sat under the load. I have tried to find it with searches but without success. No doubt somebody who is better than me at using the search function can put it up.
I have my shoulder to the wheel,
my nose to the grindstone,
I've put my best foot forward,
I've put my back into it,
I'm gritting my teeth,