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Earlier Carriers of the Victorian South West. 14 Aug 2021 19:26 #224452

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Have some old photos to post, with thanks to the late Phillip Lynch.
He was involved in livestock and general carrying for more than 50
years, initially based at Yambuk, then later at Warrnambool.
The first lot are trucks of the Peters family transport business, then
at Tyrendarra. As a young man, Phillip was friendly with family
members and probably caught the trucking bug then.
Apologies for any errors, just posting to share and preserve photos.
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Earlier Carriers of the Victorian South West. 14 Aug 2021 19:27 #224453

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Earlier Carriers of the Victorian South West. 14 Aug 2021 19:28 #224454

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Earlier Carriers of the Victorian South West. 15 Aug 2021 18:45 #224480

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great photos, love em
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Earlier Carriers of the Victorian South West. 15 Aug 2021 19:56 #224484

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My Father-in-law, Arthur Deas, ran a general cartage business out of Manifold Street Camperdown Victoria with one truck. By the end the main business was carting tallow from the abortoirs to Melboune. When they closed he shut the business down and drove school and charter buses. Unfortunately there are no photos of the truck and it was variously described as a Bedford or an International by the mother-in-law. The father-in-law always changed the conversation when asked. The company records were gone long before I was on the scene in the 1990s
Having lived through a pandemic I now understand all the painting of fat people on couches!
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Earlier Carriers of the Victorian South West. 16 Aug 2021 12:25 #224496

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Looks to be running 160's when I would have expected 180's.
1975 Atkinson, 180HP 6LXB Gardner, RTO910, 34000lb Rockwell on camelback
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Earlier Carriers of the Victorian South West. 16 Aug 2021 19:54 #224539

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Yes Oilman, 160's - probably enough for their work at the time.
Mostly stock sales and carting into Borthwick's works at Portland.
Bit of hay in the summer time, bagged super phosphate, all local.
Phillip told me to go from Warrnambool to Macarthur was a big
trip back in the mid - 1950's. Bigger companies did the longer work.
Old boss had an AS160 semi on stock and general work before
buying two AA180's for longer trips. Trucks were limited to 40
MPH and district roads restricted speed especially with stock on.
He reckoned the AS was too long for a prime mover so became a
tray. Also, the Black Diamond motors in the earlier models lasted
better than the later 281 and 282 in the AA ones.
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Earlier Carriers of the Victorian South West. 28 Nov 2021 20:57 #228776

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Butterbox Internationals owned by Phillip Lynch, Yambuk in South Western Victoria.
Had one of the early ones, high entry cab and vertical grill bars. Long tray and crate.
Petrol 282 motor. Work increased so semi outfits were next.
His early semis were V8 petrol. Later, two Cummins 210's, one with 5 x 2 OD and the
other a 610 Road Ranger.
Over the years trailers were lengthened and widened as the rules changed.
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Earlier Carriers of the Victorian South West. 29 Nov 2021 19:18 #228793

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Paul. I drove one of those butter box Acco's when I worked for Bruce Panucci, it was fitted with a 210V8 cummins & 10speed bushranger a real bird scarer. took my next door neighbour who drove diesel loco's for a run once & he reckoned that it was a lot noisier than the trains he drove .I think thats why I'm so DEAF today LOL Swanny
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