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Re: Drive About Truck Pics 24 Aug 2014 07:56 #146964

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Here is another man's backyard.


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Re: Drive About Truck Pics 24 Aug 2014 21:31 #146965

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Heres a little buggy you dont see too much of these days.

Courtesy of Miles Histerical Village
















Another one saved from the scrap heap
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Re: Drive About Truck Pics 30 Aug 2014 00:17 #146966

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Well, we went to Emmavale (NSW) for a couple of reasons.

First the Jetaway driver who was with us, well, his wife was born there & she wanted to catch up

with some rellos.

Second , we were all interested in fossickin for some gem stones etc that were in the area. Now

I had to get some weldin done to the Troopy tow bar , so i ducks into town, (what there is of it ).

Some one tells me to go around to a shed next door to the pub , the bloke there can fix any thing

Gets there & its locked up, so goes back to the van park cos we were all goin to the pub for lunch.

Back at the pub, the sheds open, so i talks to the bloke who sez i will do the weldin while you have a feed.

Good o......So we has a feed & a coupla drinks , then ambles out to check on the Troopy.

All done, he sez & settles in for a bit of a chat. I tells him about the friends with us,& he asks their names

he then sez, bloody hell,that lady is my wifes cousin. Lockin up the shed he sez you all had better come

with me to see the missus...So...we spent the rest of the day there,where the talk got round to the truckin

industry. Turns out , as well as the work shop, he was into tin minin (a main stay in days gone by )

Had a coupla trucks, a low loader, a flat top. an ex fuel tanker (about 6000 gallons in the old scale)

& a coupla stock crates in cahoots with his son. A Road Boss did the bulk of his on road work.

A fair bit of off road work was for coal exploration people, with the float,while the tanker was used in the

supply of water for drillin etc ...Also he contracted to the DMR with road work bits & pieces.

The off road work was done with an old Mack which was registered only when required.

Here it is.
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Looks a bit daggy doesnt it ?????? BUT ......under that crappy out side the mechanical bits

are surprisingly good.

Well, thats it for now,..........a bit more to follow.
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Re: Drive About Truck Pics 31 Aug 2014 23:45 #146967

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The rest of the arvo was about Mack stories , i shoulda had a tape recprder, but he sez you better take a

few pics before you go.

One yarn i will try to tell you , of corse there might be a few discrepancys , but i think i got the general

gist of things.

Now George, (weel call him that), at the time, probabily quite a few years ago, was contractin to the DMR

Id say possibly not all that far from the Emmaville area.or further north. The turn table was wizzed of the

Mack & a body with a large water tank fitted .(just another accessory). ..........This was used as a water cart

on a section of road that was bein repaired (or what ever).

Now work had stopped because of a lack of a grader,(either broken down Or was called away etc.

So, what to do,?? Every body decides the pub is the answer, & off they go.

Later a Brambles float ( at this point i thought of GREENIE),..comes along with a drag line bucket on board

bound for Moura . Now, as the float is goin through the road works (or detour).it gets stuck & there it stays.

They decide a dozer or grader is the go ,but, there aint any thing there. Then some bloke sez

there all in town , ide say at the pub.

The escort copper then ducks into town, finds the pub, & sez wheres all the DMR blokes.

We have a float stuck at the road works & need a grader or what ever, to tow it through the area.

Sorry its not here is the answer.....So........ the copper scratches his head & sez ......righto.......who

has the Mack water cart??? George puts up his hand ,sayin we cant drive, weve been in the pub here

for most of the day. That will be the least of your worries if you dont come with me. sez the blue boy.

So i suppose , since you asked me so nicely i had better go , sez George.

So back to the road works they go.,........grab the Mack & fill the water tank to the brim, then chain it to the

front of the float . Now the old Mack has enough grunt as flat out in low gear is slower than walkin pace,but

traction is the worry..............Anyway they give it a go & slowly the job is done.

So George is proud of the old Mack,sayin, i knew we could do it.

As i said before, it looks pretty sad but, is still a top old unit.

he is about the 3rd owner, but has had it for donkeys years & wont even entertain the idea of sellin it.

Heres another coupla pics.

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Well....thats about it for the old Mack...............we got an invite to call in when ever we are in the area

Seems like a good idea.......................Billy........................
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Re: Drive About Truck Pics 01 Sep 2014 07:30 #146968

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Thanks for the memories, I'd forgotten that the dipper switch was on the floor, but then the blinker switch should be the square box with the buttons.
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Re: Drive About Truck Pics 01 Sep 2014 07:31 #146969

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Looks like she just come off the road 8-) 8-)

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Re: Drive About Truck Pics 01 Sep 2014 14:47 #146970

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BillyPee
Gudday M8

Gr8 pix

me partial to a B model mack
LOL

If only U cooda scannd around a bit wiff the box brownie

duz eye spy wiff me little eye a Ruston Bucyrus Boom or similar

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cya
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Re: Drive About Truck Pics 01 Sep 2014 18:22 #146971

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Geez,
Ya don't miss much do ya ?

pidde thu por bugers w@ godda werk 4 ya ;D

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Re: Drive About Truck Pics 01 Sep 2014 20:14 #146972

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BillyPee
Gudday M8

Gr8 pix

me partial to a B model mack
LOL

If only U cooda scannd around a bit wiff the box brownie

duz eye spy wiff me little eye a Ruston Bucyrus Boom or similar

Thanx
cya


Ifn we are talkin about the jib lookin thingo in the drivers window, well thats the conveyer loadin

bit of a mobile crusher thats behind the shed. ........Note. the r-send of a Terex loader in the shed door

way, BIG bucket on it (outa sight)....................................


Now ...............Next Pic.......................




OOORRRRRRRRRR, Are we lookin at the above pic through the screen ??????????????

Looks like a yellow bodied drag line,Doesnt it?????

Didnt notice this before...........Its actually an old yellow sleeper box & the jib etc is marks on the windscreen.




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Re: Drive About Truck Pics 01 Sep 2014 20:56 #146973

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...... Billy Pee .....

Sorry M8
me eyes misled me
twaz the conyeyor
but a Ruston Bucyrus sign looks similar

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