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...a big old beast  !!   Kiwi modified with a 'dead' axle postioned in front of the drivers......

...and an F1800with a load that today would have the ''troffic craps''  in a frenzy of ticket writing excitement...

 

 

Mike

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13 hours ago, mike newman said:

...a big old beast  !!   Kiwi modified with a 'dead' axle postioned in front of the drivers......

...and an F1800with a load that today would have the ''troffic craps''  in a frenzy of ticket writing excitement...

 

 

Mike

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But if fits officer 😂

Nice pics

Mark

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...two Macks and the 55B Michigan Loader..pictured at a remote part of the South Island's west coast...The cab had to be removed from the 55B due to a rock bluff to negotiate, with very limited over head clearance

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48 minutes ago, mike newman said:

...two Macks and the 55B Michigan Loader..pictured at a remote part of the South Island's west coast...The cab had to be removed from the 55B due to a rock bluff to negotiate, with very limited over head clearance

Mike

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XA/B falcon ute ?

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16 minutes ago, 35desoto said:

XA/B falcon ute ?

XA   Brett.....it did huge miles on forestry   roads...one day the front suspension  fell out on the right hand side.....It was quite close to the Caterpillar 930  Loader  at the time....so we lifted the old XA onto one of the Macks...and the three of us squeeeeezed     in and went home ..not a very pleasant trip over 60 odd miles.....

Mike

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...this seems to be a site to deviate slightly  on...in respect of the content  !!  I have a lot more truck pictures to come...as I un-scramble hundreds of 35 mm slides

picture of an AD7   Fiat (Allis )  that I had for many years...dragging some questionably   ''legal '' native logs from our property...some years ago.....I used the timber to line out the inside of our house...at the time

t'other  pics are the D7   and the Cat 930 loader tearing down our sheds after a major flood in 1976...(no talk of globull   warming back then.....)

Mike

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....back to trucks

..an early Republic  truck, with solid rubber tyres..carting   log's   ...well one at a time  Photo taken  in 1927 in the upper half of the North Island NZ

The truck  / jinker  unit featured a sliding draw bar !!!

Mike

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And I thought some of the logs in the pics. I posted on "Logging Sleighs" were big. Nothing compared to these dandies in NZ.  Does Oz have the same kinds and sizes of timber?

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2 hours ago, td9bcf180 said:

And I thought some of the logs in the pics. I posted on "Logging Sleighs" were big. Nothing compared to these dandies in NZ.  Does Oz have the same kinds and sizes of timber?

Australia has some big trees...still upright over in South Western Australia....I don't  about any other place..We have some huge trees i n  NZ....and whats left of the native indigenous  are protected....or...there is a major hurdle to over come to fell any of these remnants

..pictured is the humble ''Monterey  Pine'' an insipid   apology for a conifer in its  Southern California   home.... but in New  Zealand   they  bloody grow like weeds ...anywhere...and this no doubt is an old planting/....perhaps 120 yrs old but it is massive...this down at the Rainbow  Station   ''wet' farm 

Mike

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...spotted this truck in the nearest town...at a body shop...  I will get some more ppictures next time I am there..and it comes with   an interesting story    RHD truck....of course ...:)

Mike

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....I have talked to the owner of the above pictured truck....He and his  Dad before him have had a long history with International Harvester Co....prior to the Company's demise.....

I have yet to see him in person but  that will happen in due course....The above pictured truck is now finished, and I will get a picture   of that...but....this gentleman sent pictures of another of his trucks.... 

L110    International

Mike

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Some neat trucks and storytelling, haven’t read them all ,should 

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Would they haul tree length wood on those setups, Mike?   Or  x # of rows of 16 foot (?) logs?

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2 hours ago, td9bcf180 said:

Would they haul tree length wood on those setups, Mike?   Or  x # of rows of 16 foot (?) logs?

Yeah. .the  latter !!...Those trucks were part of a big pulp and paper  mill set up in the middle of the North Island.... 

..back a day or three ago , there must have been one helluva bang up in the North Island...and in the aftermath of that, a lake was created ...Lake Taupo  ,  and the lake area is 616  sq  kilometers....The resulting blast also covered a huge area of the adjacent land in 'pumice'  , which, as subsequent excavations revealed....sort of filled over humps and hollows of the original native forest.  The pumice lacked fertility , and back in the 1930'depression, Monterey  Pine seedlings were planted in their millions  over the pumice affected  area.....and subsequently   the pulp and paper mill was set up for harvesting this area...and being basically flat , the trucks could haul big loads as shown by the truck set up....

Lake Taupo is very popular with overseas   Fishing Folk...very prolific in quantity and variation of fish species

Mike

 

 

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I saw those 2 tree lengths in the foreground and was wondering that.  Lots of pine (white and red) moved around here full tree length these days on 48+ foot trailers. Even hardwoods like red oak with crooked tops. Thanks for sharing the pic.

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