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1963 atkinson 22 Mar 2022 16:28 #233335

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Hauling logs at one time?

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1963 atkinson 22 Mar 2022 16:56 #233339

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Looks like a Real good basis to start with... One Question I've being meaning to ask; Is... WTF is the Pipe frame for behind the cab...???

Seed - Have been wondering the same thing as being a prime mover I can't see that something was rested on it. I don't think it is for logs. Hoping to talk to the earlier owners son who I have tracked down from the name on the door and hopefully he might know. I found the owners obituary and from that I found the son's name and then found his wife on facebook. She says he will call me, but hasn't happened yet.
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1963 atkinson 22 Mar 2022 19:26 #233348

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Seed m80

RE: WTF is the Pipe frame for behind the cab

Cood B to lower dragline boom to keep the height down
thr float with the bogie side plates
brings back alot of bad memorries

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1963 atkinson 23 Mar 2022 10:42 #233373

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The photo of loading dozer with tree pusher has the pipe uprights but no horizontal top bar.
Maybe the strongest “wide load” sign supports ever?
Swishy, changing tyres with that bogie design must have been a nightmare.

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1963 atkinson 23 Mar 2022 13:04 #233384

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gudday m8

RE: changing tyres with that bogie design must have been a nightmare.

Th@z why U ran your bestest tyres there



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1963 atkinson 23 Mar 2022 13:50 #233386

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Ive forgotten the make ,but here were a lot of those floats around........wernt as hard to change a wheel as you might expect,because there wernt no springs.
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1963 atkinson 24 Mar 2022 07:51 #233413

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In that tree pusher photo, how’s the distance from goose neck to rear of chassis?
Zooming in, it looks like she’s a straight ahead only setup, but I guess it’s just the photo angle.

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1963 atkinson 30 Mar 2022 11:51 #233628

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I spoke to the owners son and he advised that the 'hurdle' was a safety device. They carted a dragline and while the boom didn't rest on the hurdle, if the cable ever broke while travelling it was to stop the cab being crushed. He is going to see if he can find any photos of when it was owned by his father. Was also used with a tipper to cart rice which explains the PTO.
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1963 atkinson 25 Apr 2022 08:12 #234466

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After a "creative break" and an illness in the family i finally get to be on the forum again. @Oilman: the Atkinson looks really exciting, i hope it is quite complete?

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1963 atkinson 08 Jun 2022 12:12 #235817

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Some of you may have noticed a photo of this truck in an article I wrote in the latest edition of the Vintage Trucks magazine. I was contacted by an old bloke (Alan) in QLD who was sure it was his old truck. He still had a photo of his with rego IS7739. Also on facebook, someone else was sure it had belonged to Reynolds Transport in Geelong at one time. Most of what Alan could tell me about the truck matched but a few things were different. I sent him a few photos and he pointed out that you could see the old rego number on the front bumper (it had sort of rusted around the shape of the numbers) so definitely his old truck. He said that he bought it from Volvo when Reynolds traded it in on a new truck about 1975. A bit more history learned, just need to work out who Reynolds bought it from as I don't think they had it from new.
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