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Leyland Contractor 15 Dec 2021 18:18 #229522

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I gather you were referring to the tests on the Land 121 trucks which recently underwent testing at Monageeta?

I thought the autonomous concept was worth a look at, Oshkosh has been trialling them for a few years now.

What happens when they run into a minefield or a road salted with IED's, they'd be stacking them up like pancakes on a platter.

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Leyland Contractor 18 Jun 2022 18:12 #236141

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Saw this on Facelessbook

Thinking it might be Australia, maybe



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Leyland Contractor 18 Jun 2022 18:48 #236142

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.........dragging an Eastern side tipping trailer.............
Used with a gantry that has a cable (or lever )with a hook that latches on to the L/H side area of the trailer to tip.............
the legs you can see rest on a ledge and take the weight when tipping............
(Provided the driver pulls up in the right spot of corse............ )
BM & G used the same setup at the crusher at Prospect.........
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I CAME INTO THIS WORLD WITH NOTHING & STILL HAVE MOST OF IT.........................
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Leyland Contractor 18 Jun 2022 19:59 #236151

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In recent times on the forum I remember there been discussion about why the Leyland name was used on Scamells in Australia and not Scamell ?

I seem to recall it was only Australia and possibly one other country in the Empire?

Anyone else recall the answers to this ?


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Leyland Contractor 18 Jun 2022 20:25 #236154

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Seem to recall those Contractors that Oz army had to cart the Centurians around, as well as the Dept of Supply's big float, both being badged as Scammells, or I have completely lost the plot!
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Leyland Contractor 18 Jun 2022 20:37 #236156

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All the ones that I know of (army ones included) were Leyland's and there was a reason, even in Kiwi land they called them Scammells

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Leyland Contractor 18 Jun 2022 20:58 #236158

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Dept of Supply's big float, definately badged Scammel, wouldnt bet the farm on the Army ones though.
Supply's one late 60's, into early 70's. Had a Crummins 380 and an 8 speed slosh box.
Used to cart the Army's D8H around, we didnt have a big float at the time, only an old Federal.
Float used to load over the side carried big hardwood blocks to get front up high enough to sit on float ( may have been an early Drake?) and then swivel her sideways.
Remember it very well, picked our 8 up at Ginger Beers yard at Holsworthy, took it down Deadmans Creek to gate 9, cleaning up part of old Artillary range and covering concrete bunkers with earth.
How do I remember it so vividly?
Float hadnt turned up after waiting all day for it, so took it into my head to walk it back to our yard, got my arse kicked all over the range!
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Leyland Contractor 18 Jun 2022 21:17 #236161

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Not worth arguing about, but if you type in "Australian Army Scammell" IT says that of the TRIAL of Leyland/Scammells HD p/movers, at least one of the trial trucks WAS badged as a Scammell, 335 Crummins and pnumocyclic semi auto.
How the Dept of Supply ( disbanded 1974) ended up with a 380 , I dont know, probably ordered like that, same basic 855 14 litre engine, different power settings I have always been led to believe.
Some called it the industrial motor, used them a lot in Euclid rear dumpers etc
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Leyland Contractor 18 Jun 2022 21:53 #236162

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Thanks Dave,I really have no idea about these

It was a comment on Facelessbook book about why they were called Leyland and I'm positive on here somewhere it was explained

Will have to do some searching

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Leyland Contractor 19 Jun 2022 12:10 #236172

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How’s the number of wheel studs on that right front wheel.

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