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Great thread guys?. I'm going to have to pull this up on the laptop when I get home. Phone just don't do the pics justice. Mike, I see why you are getting parts replaced also. That was one bad wreck. Glad you made it out to tell about it.

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On ‎4‎/‎14‎/‎2019 at 7:36 PM, raysflat said:

no, you are right     not to smart. you were lucky to make it out alive, good  pictures though

the cat  looks like it took a helluva blow, around the nose cone,front end ?

..the Cat   did take some punishment !!......broke  the "  C"    frame...broke the rams  (spears).....pushed grille into radiator...sort off distorted the ram mounts  also......needless to say, the Caterpillar's   owner was less than pleased  with me......as in NZ our carriers   liability    was ..."per package"......(this without taking out special cover etc )..hence the D6 was deemed to be "one package "...thus the payout was minimal...in respect of the total damage repair cost....

Not my finest hour..I'm afraid...sigh

Mike

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...couple of pictures !....one is a nice old Mack, restored up at our local   Vintage  Tractor /Truck Club   place...the other is a picture of the Buzzard, a local  bloke painted for me.....The "W"   symbol is the logo  of the Westpac Bank.......and as a lot of you blokes would know, Bank Managers  can be  absolute  ...you know what...... at times.......hence the little tribute to my local branch of the Westpac  Bank.    Some of the junior staff  were amused.....others not

Mike

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.......ran two   2624  Mercs            (260 HP/   24 tons gross).......two 6x4's........they were excellent  'off highway "   trucks....good clearance, six rod suspension which is as good as any for  gravelling  muddy  Forestry  roads....Still had  a bunch of Australian   Internationals  then.......and sadly  the ubiquitous  "Hendrickson " suspension , that IH used, was bloody hopeless   ...when the going got wet.......The only redeeming feature those trucks had was , new, they came with 392cube V8's...petrol engines.........and for the application that   I was using them for, the very low front axle tare , offset the  disadvantages of   the  Hendrickson     rear end....... Yes, they were thirsty on petrol, but used in the "Off highway "   Forest Service  situation, only  (!!)....some of the feul "Tax"    was recoverable.......with a plethora of  supporting   paper work.....

Eventually a  really nice American   bloke who was a' wheel 'in International   Harvester   NZ Ltd, by the  name  of Harry Oliver organised 555 Cummins , with Alison  Auto's ,to replace the 392's......  had a great run with them..but the front axle tare weight advantage was lost...

At about that time I was in the market  for three new 6x4's....Mercedes Benz   were pushing me......The Australian   "S" line normal   control appealed.......but Mack   , were offering good deals  on trades......bringing CKD   trucks into NZ.....then building them up here......And, the most important feature......made in Allentown PA, AMERICAN     made ......thus, my choice !!

A picture of one of the Mercs...doing some slow, but illegal   cartage  of a Hitachi Excavator........and one of the Australian 6x4 IH...gravel  !!

Mike

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.....few more pictures.......Mack  bringing out native logs from the North West Coast of the South Island of NZ....  Case 850   loading rock , for river protection.......an overweight  shift of a D5 on the AACO  1950.........The old BTD6 loader , on the C1800, heading for the trade in shop........traded it on a Z125    track loader........picking up the dreaded hay (cartage)...with two of my visiting American friends .......(they came out for hunting...they reminded me.....not picking up hay ..)........and  an IH 1910   on gravel duties for Forestry

Mike

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.......one of the (my)  early ''hunting trucks "........in a bit of a sweat..... Had several old trucks like this......American  pickups.......:rolleyes::mellow:.......here are some  different  ones.......Nash. Buick  Rugby  Chevrolet...x2

Mike

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On ‎8‎/‎26‎/‎2019 at 9:57 AM, raysflat said:

....have you run out of pictures  ??!!

...getting that way......on this format.......a lot on 35mm slides...sometime !!

.......still have the Australian   cab over 4x2   pictured...picking up T20's.......picking up TD9  92 series.....that is me and B in L  by the truck......and a "whoopsie" coming into my driveway, with TD6 on board....  C1100, bought new in 1967.....(Australian made....282 six  cylinder...and four wheel 12inch disc brakes...)plus a couple of pics of B in L's  4070......as we were loading up for the crawler  "tractor challenge "   some years gone, now.   4070 like rocking horse excrement in New Zealand...RHD, with the ubiquitous   8V 71  power plant...

Mike

...thats about it, until  I get time to pour   through dozens  of slides......with the white man's magic  machine which changes the slides into a regular picture on the computer.......:mellow:

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...I found this  picture...circa  1972....two 4x2   Internationals....the  rear one was new....  Working for a major NZ Forestry Company.   Picture shows   heading into the mud , to do extensive gravelling...….we were "competing ' with the 'company's normal contractor ...who was running British   made Bedfords….The Bedfords were Ok for delivering bread in town;..or similar  chores......Our two trucks out performed them to the degree it got us permanent  Forestry work...up to the Macks  seen in earlier  pictures on this thread......

Mike

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5 hours ago, mike newman said:

...found a good picture of an AB      and an AA   ,,,taken at our annual vintage show

   AB   is the top pic.....  can't read the model     ..possibly AB160 ??

Mike

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Mike - the top one is a AB160 owned by L G Price over in Blenheim. I've stood by and admired this vehicle at Crankup Edendale several times. It's a good tidy example of that era

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..you saying he drives that old girl down to Edendale ???.....I have seen it at our Vintage show in Nelson...but the last few years...life has got in the way of old tractors......but I would like to get to Edendale next January...with the old W450D

Brought two in from Canada   in 2008...I imagine thats about all there are in NZ...I could be wrong, though !!!..but these suited my mearge budget  back then....Of course, today...a set of decals will just about pull me up...sigh

Mike

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.....recently turned up this picture.....

.....the old cab over  Mack....with a trailer that we made at home.....before the plethora of rules and regulations  made it near impossible to get  a ''home made'    trailer ..in this case....to be ''certified ''   by the bureaucracy .......due , of course to not having the corect pieces of paper.....or...as in my case...    the welding certification   had expired....

Mike

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...just part of this on going  'love affair ''   with Monterey   Pine    trees......for the initial  benefit of Asia...now the answer to saving the planet.....plant all New Zealands hill country farms   in bloody pine tree's

Short answer, Jeff

''planted for lumber''.....or in English...."'planted for timber ''....:)

Mike

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......picked up some  Farmall A   plow/ mower attachments  at a blokes place.....He had there four trucks  .(.three pictured )....one really nice 4x2 badged  ""AA160''but in fact a AA162...(Australian     Built )  That and tthe old "54   ??  pickup were street legal...but the old C1200  was getting a bit rusty to be legal .....

Good to see...would have liked to have taken the AA160 home....but the bloke has a lot of dollars tied up in  that truck...

Mike

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24 minutes ago, mike newman said:

......picked up some  Farmall A   plow/ mower attachments  at a blokes place.....He had there four trucks  .(.three pictured )....one really nice 4x2 badged  ""AA160''but in fact a AA162...(Australian     Built )  That and tthe old "54   ??  pickup were street legal...but the old C1200  was getting a bit rusty to be legal .....

Good to see...would have liked to have taken the AA160 home....but the bloke has a lot of dollars tied up in  that truck...

Mike

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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

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34 minutes ago, 35desoto said:

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

Yeah..I believe so....and the AA grill is far nicer...to my eye...than its successor, the AB style....That was a nice truck, Brett....even had the folding ramp on the back...for loading a vintage crawler  !!

Mike

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Hello.  Not had a lot of time to work with trucks as of late citing medical issues in the family, career change, etc. and my own sanity because of it. Starting to reengage however and hope to be back at full swing later in the year. 

I see some Case, and Cat equipment crawlers in postings so I guess it's alright to post a photo of my Allis-Chalmers unit:

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I'm from Springfield, IL where this tractor was built. A friends father I ran with in high school most likely built the finals in the back end of this tractor. He did that job for years ultimately retiring from the AC plant in 1985. This tractor is a 1975 build and runs very well needing nothing I'm aware of. 

Making good use of the 4270 tractor in the thread earlier and did have both the alternator, and air compressor rebuilt and they work well. Not going to do much else with it as it's a lot rougher, or worn that originally thought . It does however run very well and does what I need in that capacity. 

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7 hours ago, Troll said:

Hello.  Not had a lot of time to work with trucks as of late citing medical issues in the family, career change, etc. and my own sanity because of it. Starting to reengage however and hope to be back at full swing later in the year. 

I see some Case, and Cat equipment crawlers in postings so I guess it's alright to post a photo of my Allis-Chalmers unit:

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I'm from Springfield, IL where this tractor was built. A friends father I ran with in high school most likely built the finals in the back end of this tractor. He did that job for years ultimately retiring from the AC plant in 1985. This tractor is a 1975 build and runs very well needing nothing I'm aware of. 

Making good use of the 4270 tractor in the thread earlier and did have both the alternator, and air compressor rebuilt and they work well. Not going to do much else with it as it's a lot rougher, or worn that originally thought . It does however run very well and does what I need in that capacity. 

.....Troll  !!!!!!  good to see you again....thought you might have slipped  under the grass...but no.....and a picture of the old  Allis Chalmers HD11....

Years ago a good friend whom I worked with had an HD 11.....Funny how it always ''broke down'' just before the 1st of May...every year...By the end of May, the Allis was always up and running.....The month of May in New Zealand is the start of late Autumn, early Winter....and also the start of the Duck Shooting Season...my friend was an avid  duck hunter   and trap shooter....hence the annual ''breakdown'' of the Allis....

Mike

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