Monday, April 16, 2018

Professionals Big Rigs 2018 (3).

Swedes in tandem.
2014 Volvo FH 16 (600hp) and 2017 Scania R620.
Big kids in little trucks.
The RNZAF had one of their Agusta Westland A109s on display.

Volvos waiting to do their turn.

Kenworth kicking up the dust.

Another 2017 R620.

Triple Treat.
2015 DAF XF105
2015 Freightliner Argosy FRL
2014 Kenworth T409.

2018 Mack Granite.

2016 Western Star 4864FX.

Very well presented 1985 Kenworth W924.

Wednesday, April 11, 2018

Professional Big Rigs 2018 (2)

2015 DAF CF85 returns to the nest after completing its stint.

9 year old Argosy is well looked after.

Fuso tipper is only a couple of months old.

Max, who has sometimes contributed to this blog, gets a video of a Freightliner Argosy.

Maskill's bright livery looks good even on a 10 year old K108.

Streets of rigs.

Most rigs were presented in sparkling condition.

Kenworth T904 of Burling's of Masterton attracted much attention despite is 11 years on the road..

Hard working 2011 Kenworth T408 came with logs on the back.

There were other things besides trucks to look at.
Bright colours always go well on small cars.

Cat and Kenny head off with their passengers.

2012 Hino.

Professionals Big Rigs 2018 (1)

A selection of photos from this years Big Rigs day in Palmerston North in which kids (small and large) can ride in a big rig for $2.00. All money goes to child cancer. There also various raffles and auctions, with donated goods, run in conjunction with this.
A quad of Owens Macks.

4 years old, but still looking smart with its polished load carrier, is this Mack Trident tar tanker.

2016 Freightliner Coronado 8 wheeler.

Another Mack Trident. This time a tipper from 2016.

A couple of oldies.
International of 1972 vintage and a Mack of 1985.

Mercedes Benz Actros is almost a year old.

3 matching Western Stars.

A 6 wheeler, this time, on a Mack Trident chassis.

Freightliner Coronado is so new it doesn't have livery as yet.

2018 Kenworth K200 isn't likely to be missed in this colour.

2017 Freightliner Argosy about to move up to give its next ride.

560hp of V8 in this 2015 Scania 8 wheeler.

Tuesday, March 27, 2018

Toki Truck Stop Show and Shine.

Last Saturday the annual Toki Truck Stop Show & Shine was held in the grounds of Tui Brewery at Mangatainoka.
Some lightweights:  A 50s Chevy with many mods.

'86 Chevy looks pretty much standard.

'63 International looks like it has much potential.

There were less exhibitors than last year. Only this one entry from Clive Taylor's fleet......

....apart from this miniature of course.

McCarthy's mix of Kenworth and Volvos.

Masterton's McAuley's are always there in force.

My pick of all the trucks there would have to be Menefy's Mack R797 from 1982.

A couple of big KWs from Burlings.

Although not the latest gear, Beale Trucking always impresses....

....with its smart livery....

...and differing badges.

Almost brand new Mercedes Benz Arocs mixes it with older Mack and Western Star

Two well presented Kenworths from Otorohanga.

Eleven year old Argosy tidies up well for the small Bruce Baker fleet.

Wolland Contracting from just down the road at Pahiatua like their Scanias.
Is that John Deere green?

Two Freightliner Argosys in Daily Freight colours, demonstrate the difference
in appearance of the early and later model cabs

Two Mack Granites from the Owen's fleet, almost look like twins despite the 8 years separating them.

Menefy's Volvos.

Menefy's Macks.

PTS trucks are smart....

.....which ever way you look at them.

There was only three of them, but Satherly's Kenworths won the gong for best fleet...

....and very well deserved.