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  1. But I also appreciate driving a Btd6 down the road is not in the same league. Apologies for the reminisce
  2. Dave - Drive it there. I've driven Marty's ones back to Gore and had a hoot! Bloody neat fun racing along at 20 mph lol. Had to concentrate on the steering high speed wobbles hahaha. It was refreshing to set the tractor at a constant speed and watch the world go by - beats working and stressing in Auckland. Had time to think and reflect which we seem to not allow time to do these days.
  3. Classic Kiwi Humour. Shame he's gone to the happy hunting ground. His sense of humour was unique
  4. Ah soo My engrish not soo gooood lol The savior to my longlivety is to not be related to a killer beez or a tribesmen or .... Mike's offer hasn't been forgotten and is warmly being worked on however CT scans and blood tests etc are part of my recovery. I have to agree wholeheartedly with Marty - cruising on the W6 is laid back and a neat way to "slow down"
  5. I remember those Coke bottles Mike Didn't we get 5c back for handing them in for reuse? And now we are to get bottling companies to impose a levy to take them back as part of the Greenies recycling aims? Seems weird that we are going back to what we already had however like you there's a bit of wear in my tracks too
  6. Far out - thats neat. And in such good condition
  7. A David Brown based tractor is as good as any tractor that has had a good maintenance achedule. They employ basic technology and are strong for their hp range. Abuse it and it will eventually bite back. I started out on them and was never disappointed for what they are - a good basic tractor with not a lot of frills.
  8. No I don't have it but will try to find it online and listen
  9. Got his LP with Chubby Checker. Absolutely grates my children when I crank up Jingle Bell rock on Xmas day.lol
  10. Darn. Definitely a legend in his own lifespan.
  11. I love the grilled on those AA series trucks - I'd say they are the same as a B series in USA. The 54 would be an Aussie build too? USA never had that body style
  12. Gee thanks Mike lol Must make the effort to take up your offer of a tour of inspection before too long. This Woke lot up this way drive me crazy Cheers Brett
  13. Ah yes Lucas - The Prince of Darkness perfected this!
  14. All I can do is laugh. This goes along with Lucas - The Prince of Darkness
  15. It's a rebadged David Brown lol Can't help you on your issue but you cant mistake the DB profile Solid engineered tractors
  16. That's Kool. Well done for saving it. There has to be a reward out there for saving parts of our history
  17. Koool See the operator get out and run. I bet he filled his pants at that collapse
  18. It's interesting to note that it is a true IH 585 and not a Case Ih. That dates it's build to just before or during the demise of IH. The bonnet lettering changed when Case took over
  19. Merry Christmas to everyone. I get a great pleasure in seeing and hearing people say - Merry Christmas. The woke amongst us who say Happy Holidays are missing the point . Best wishes to all here on the forum and may the New Year be kind and prosperous to you
  20. We have an interesting set of rules here in NZ with our trucks and my comments are a quick generalization of our road rules A 6x4 tractor unit with a 3 axle pull trailer can be 19m long and take 39 tonne gross Same trailer with a 8x4 tractor unit keeps the same overall length but can carry up to 42/44 tonne gross So a cabover tractor , over a long nose, gains some additional length for the trailer thus more carrying capacity A 8x4 truck with a 5 axle pull trailer , like the stock tpst trailer shown in Mike's photos, can take up to 52? Tonne gross and stretch to 20 m long. Here in NZ cabovers give us an ability to carry more within the lenght allowed. USA doesn't have this restriction.
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