|.....I did see Satherley's T904 parked up in Pahiatua on Good Friday with a Terex scraper on her back.|
Thursday, April 24, 2014
Monday, April 14, 2014
|NZ Army MAN HX32.440 has a tare weight of around 19 tonnes and appears to carry some form of folding bridge apparatus.|
|Touches of black paint makes this dog look a bit evil.|
2006 Mack CX688RS Vision.
|McIntosh's big Terex crane weighs in at around 72 tonnes.|
|Although these days PTS carries almost anything, they originally started by carrying tractors and farm machinery.|
2012 Freightliner Argosy TSB.
|DAFs sales have certainly made headway in NZ.|
2013 DAF XF105 in stock truck form.
|For a couple of dollars kids could have a go at digger driving.|
Even those who struggled with the task grinned from ear to ear.
|Another PTS rig. A Caterpillar CT630 of 2013 vintage.|
|Grill treatment on this Western Star resembles a Peterbilt at first glance.|
|Small rig rides were almost as popular as the bigger versions.|
|Maskill's Kenworth K108 returns from another kid's trip.|
Sunday, April 13, 2014
Today I attended the Big Rigs Day at Palmerston North. The day is geared towards kids and all profits go to child cancer sufferers. All events were either $2 or a gold coin donation (that's $1 or$2 for those not familiar with NZ currency).Lots of smiling kids and a lot of smiling big kids too (me included).
|2008 International 9800 tries to hide behind a tree.|
|Two 8 wheeler Mack Granites and a Western Star.|
|Western Star 4884FX of Hall's Refrigerated hit the roads in 2011.|
|PTS Logistics Caterpillar unloads another grinning kid.|
|This Mack R685RST originally went on the road for Waikato Bitumen in 1973.|
In 2009 it was restored to brand new condition by Motor Truck Distributors, who assembled it in the first place.
|Motor Truck Distributors also restored this V8 Superliner in 2012, which originally went on the road for Lynden Transport in 1986|
|Even the interior of the R series is back to new...|
|....as is the inside of the Superliner.|
|Mack Granite 8 wheeler of 2013 manufacture.|
|2008 Mack CL688RST Trident.|
Thursday, April 10, 2014
With the postponement of the Wellington Truck Show and the terribly wet weather we seem to have experienced since we "switched off" daylight saving, I haven't snapped any trucks lately. So here are a few from my collection of low loaders, mostly from unidentified snappers.
|C.D.R. Heavy Haulage of Sheffield use a single axle dolly to share some of the load on the back of their Volvo F12.|
|S106 Foden of Essexcare Trenching Ltd.|
|MAN 22.463 twin steer of H.M.Transport of Bridgwater, Somerset.|
|Another Rawcliffe rig. This time a Volvo F12 Globetrotter with a 4 axle semi-trailer and a single axle dolly taking its share of the load.|
|One of my own photos; Alpha Specialised Movers' Marmon with one of their house moving semis, snapped in Carterton.|
|Another local photo. A very rare (for NZ) Kenworth T2000 of Fulton Hogan's Pavement Division in the car park of the Copthorne Solway Park Motor Inn in Masterton.|
|Back to the UK for this last pic of a Scania R143M of McVeigh Transport with a lifting rear axle on the low loader.|
Thursday, March 27, 2014
|2009 Freightliner Argosy TSB of the NZL Group.|
|STL's Kenworth K104 from 1999.|
|MTD's yard had Macks to the max.....|
|....and Volvos as well, including....|
|...an FMX model which is designed specifically for the construction industry, with its increased ground clearance and extra protective items to take the knocks and bumps..|
|Latest model FH Volvo demonstrator, ready to show potential buyers.|
Sunday, March 23, 2014
For my 60th birthday last year, my girls and their partners bought me a free trial helicopter flight where you get a go at the controls.With 12 months to use it and my 61st approaching fast, this weekend was the time to make a trip to Palmerston North and get it done.
|In the hot seat ready to fly the Hughes 300.|
|Oops! pilot slightly out of shot shows how low flying along the river is done.|
|Watch those wires.|
|Banking to the right at about 700ft.|
|Wife awaits with the other camera.|
|About to touch down again.|