Something from Israel. Looks quite usual for Oz but it's the 1st time I've seen a Jeep dolly set up like this in Israel. Truck is obviously a Mack DM800, most likely assembled by Mack Ashdod. Pic by Mario Segev via Guy Adelist.
Jeep is made out of WWII Rogers trailer.
Descending to the Dead Sea plains, with Autocar cement bulker used as caboose
great pics there Tatra whats all this Ashod business I mean like Leyland Ashod Mack Ashod is it some sort of government thing ? thanks and seeya
In the early 60s the Israeli gov't signed an agreement with Leyland to assemble their trucks in Ashdod, on the coast of the Mediterranean. The models assembled all had some local content and ranged from the Chieftain (including an Israel-only bonnetted version) through the Super Beaver/Hippo (with Israeli cabs), Ergomatic types and lastly the Contractor. They also assembled loads of Royal Tiger buses. A part of the deal was to gradually have more local content and even produce bits for Leyland in the UK, but the Poms did not stick tho their part of the bargain and in 1973 the gov't had enough. The factory was taken over by the Israeli Mack importers and assembly switched to obviously Macks, something which went on until 1984. Types assembled were the R600 (some glass front but mostly Flintstones), DM600 (same), MB600, MR600, F700, FM700, Cruise Liner and DM800. Engines were either Mack or Cummins (and maybe one or two Cats).
I hope this makes sense. There is absolutely no connection with the Indian Ashok Leyland...
Neither Plymouth nor Autocar were assembled in Israel
Pic by Fuad Shmally (vie Jakob Aboody).
The below is US made but AFAIK an Israel-only order, the purpose of which was being able to gross 54T with a three-axle trailer legally but in reality a lot more illegally. Cummins 460, 18sp Fuller, not sure about axles but they were stupid rating.
Pic by Z. Gempel whose truck it is.
And the RM is one of two tendering for the IDF's new tank transporter for the 1980s. Berliet axles and V8. Tender won by Austria's