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Leyland Contractor 07 Jul 2021 15:48 #223153

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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.


NMP's.
Rex Andrews converted Contractor.
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Leyland Contractor 07 Jul 2021 16:39 #223160

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That is one seriously mean machine!
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Leyland Contractor 07 Jul 2021 20:35 #223173

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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.
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Leyland Contractor 07 Jul 2021 21:10 #223176

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There was a bit on here from Rex years ago saying that he had located an original cab and was intending to fit it. Don't know if it went ahead.

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Leyland Contractor 07 Jul 2021 21:43 #223179

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Did they have round abouts back then? I thought maybe it would b e those seriously dangerous 'silent cops' that he would lift his @rse off the seat to clear.
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Leyland Contractor 08 Jul 2021 09:39 #223190

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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,

Now I find I can't do any work in this position!
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Leyland Contractor 13 Jul 2021 09:29 #223388

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Leyland Contractor 14 Jul 2021 16:38 #223444

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The more pics I see of the Leyland contractor the more I like the looks of it.
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Leyland Contractor 03 Aug 2021 19:01 #224123

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Another I came across whilst not searching for it



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Your better to die trying than live on your knees begging
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Leyland Contractor 19 Sep 2021 07:43 #225852

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Here are some articles from the latest Qld Military Jeep Club magazine.

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