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Re: heggie's transport 08 Feb 2019 10:33 #198706

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Standen wrote: Thank's for that. I try google for info on the old transport companies but never find too much.


Believe me... It ain't easy at all to find info on transport companies.... I've been lucky so far with my articles in VT&C MAG in getting direct access to family/owners
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Re: heggie's transport 30 May 2019 09:48 #200806

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werkhorse wrote:

Standen wrote: Thank's for that. I try google for info on the old transport companies but never find too much.


Believe me... It ain't easy at all to find info on transport companies.... I've been lucky so far with my articles in VT&C MAG in getting direct access to family/owners

There is now a Heggie's Transport Facebook group that is well worth a look . Make sure that you also view the albums and not just the main page of photos.
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Re: heggie's transport 17 Aug 2019 13:41 #202507

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Leyland Hippo coal trucks worked at Lithgow before being scrapped


I am not sure if the AEC worked as a tipper or on flat top work.
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Re: heggie's transport 15 Dec 2019 11:27 #204954

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I am trying to find the chassis numbers for the first 6 W Kenworths that were delivered to Heggie's Transport in 1971 and early 1972 the last 2 were delivered in 1972. I have been told that the first 4 were about the 50th to 60th trucks that were made in Australia. My mate checked with a KW dealer who said if he could produce a chassis number it would be easy to correctly identify who the truck was made for. I was hoping someone had a list of the first 100 Kenworths made in Australia with chassis numbers and owners names.
The photo is of the first 4 Heggie's Kenworths at Bellambi yard in 1971
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Re: heggie's transport 15 Dec 2019 11:47 #204956

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Got all that info here.... Just give me a few minute to type it all out
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heggie's transport 15 Dec 2019 11:55 #204957

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400054 W925 Heggies Transport NSW 1/06/1971
400055 W925 Heggies Transport NSW 1/06/1971
400056 W925 Heggies Transport NSW 1/06/1971
400057 W925 Heggies Transport NSW 1/06/1971
400058 W925 Heggies Transport NSW 1/06/1971
400059 W925 Heggies Transport NSW 1/06/1971

Those dates are Sold dates not delivery dates.... So delivery would have been late in 71 and early 72

Next lot were SARs up around 402320... About 1977
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heggie's transport 15 Dec 2019 16:02 #204967

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Thanks Werkhorse. My mate has been trying to get these chassis numbers for a while. I caught up with him and one of Heggie's SAR's at Cleary Bros in 2019.
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Re: heggie's transport 10 Feb 2020 10:04 #206468

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Spiffy wrote: This W model F700 is describing was one of two sold by Heggies to T.S.Green Tpt in maybe 1980 or '81.

Following their aquisition by Chemtrans shortly after, it was repainted in yellow with a blue band which is the undercolour

F700 has found.

I bought it from Chemtrans in about '83 and have had it up until passing it on to the current owner.

It is w925 specs (with jakes) and the heavier diffs described by xspanrman in reply #17 .It was always a no nonsense hard

working old girl for me.

The serial no listed by f700 is one stamped into the left hand rail just rearward of the extension .

While this No. was legit and kosher by the RTA as far back as their records went, as pointed out by Detective it was

incorrect in relation to the build data.I was never concerned with the anomolly myself , but a bit of scratching and emory

cloth in the right place would reveal the girls true identity no doubt.

I seem to recall that the second of these two trucks suffered a serious misshap and IIRC may have finished her days at Gleemans

The lower picture from the Richard Mohr collection in post #14 by Swishy would be very representative of the truck , fresh ex Heggies.

In fact should it actually be one of these I would be betting on the one closest to camera, in relation to the position of the KW badge and the blue bonnet lining

I can recall the hole in the guards which would have been about where the driving lights are mounted. Im unsure if all of the six trucks mentioned had these though. also ,the cab lights fitted in this picture seem an older style to the ones fitted to my old girl.

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Had a chance to check this KW with another ex Heggie's mechanic Terry Sperring . We both agree that it was one of Heggie's original 6 KW's. Photos by me and Terry. At the moment it is NOT FOR SALE.
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Re: heggie's transport 10 Feb 2020 12:41 #206475

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Chassis number would confirm ;)
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Re: heggie's transport 24 Apr 2020 14:29 #208977

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I heard that Heggie's Carrier's Leyland Number Oneis moving to K ans S, Scott Corp Headquarters in Melbourne
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