Friday, May 17, 2013
Sunday, May 12, 2013
|Brand new 2008 International 9500i of Intertruck Forestry Solutions parked in the early morning sun,at Masterton, with an approaching southerly storm only minutes away.|
|Mack Powerliner of McCarthy Transport at Masterton's Solway Park Motor Inn.|
|This 1989 Mitsubishi FV418 of G. Sutherland is parked in Lower Hutt's main street.|
|Japanese used import Isuzu Giga "Chinese 6" at Eastbourne.|
|Huge exhaust stacks won't fit through that doorway. |
2007 Western Star 4964FX of Dennison's is loading or unloading at Southward's factory in Seaview.
|Assisting in laying new curbing at Plimmerton is this 2003 Hino FM of the Higgins group.|
|Gold Coast Building Removals 2004 Kenworth C500 waiting at the side of River Road in Upper Hutt waiting to make its move later in the day.|
|With the other half of the above building is Gold Coast's Mack R688RS from 1982.|
Still working in the late 2000s.
|Transweld's Freightliner FLD based at Colyton is rare in NZ with its long wheelbase and huge integral double sleeper.|
|Under the Mainfreight banner, Bobby D (J.R. Dougherty) operates a couple of rigs in the green of Hansell's Food Group, but he also operates this 2006 Hino in the standard Mainfreight blue livery.|
Wednesday, May 8, 2013
|Rowe Motors' 2007 Western Star 4964FX parked beside River Road in Upper Hutt.|
|Guy Small operated this 2007 MAN TGA 26.350 in Owens' colours.|
|A 2002 Nissan CW440 loads up with crushed cars at the "Pick-a-Part" yard in Naenae.|
|Pinfolds' fleet are not often seen all in the same place at once, but this wet winter's day in August 2008 was the the day Podge Pinfold was laid to rest and the fleet was lined up in the field in front of their yard as a guard of honour.|
|A side profile of John Lockley's '97 Marmon..|
|2001 Mercedes-Benz 2657 Actros with the high set cab.|
|R.J.Keenan's 2002 Mercedes Actros 2653 with the medium height cab.|
|A McCarthy Kenworth K 108 from 2008.|
|Another McCarthy Kenworth. This time a 2007 T404s.|
Note the low C.O.G. logging trailer with its low profile tyres and underslung springs.
|A well secured load of timber on this b-train pulled by a 2008 Freightliner Columbia 112TRA.|
|Jeff Weber's Circus were using this 1995 Volvo FL614-210 to help move around their multitude of equipment.|
I don't think Volvo ever brought FL6s into NZ, so I am guessing this may be a used UK import.
Sunday, May 5, 2013
I have seen this van a few times in the Greytown area, but this is the first time I have managed to snap it.
Monday, April 29, 2013
I've just had a few days away in the Taupo/Rotorua area, but didn't manage to stand still long enough to get any truck photos. Did, however, catch up briefly with the Citroen meeting at Taupo.
|I've always liked Citroen's outrageous styling. the CX is no exception, but can't recall seeing one with this sort of aluminium wheel before. I assume it's an aftermarket item.|
|There used to be quite a few GS/GSA models on the road, but there were only two at Taupo.|
|I like the C6. |
Looks like a modern day version of the CX.
I'm not particularly fond of the colour of this one, however.
|Love 'em or hate 'em. The DS range was certainly distinctive.|
This one from 1971.
|Dyanes are fairly rare in NZ. A sort of modern version of the 2CV.|
|Strange styling, but practical.|
A 1982 2CV.
|This 1937 Roadster was certainly unique.|
|On the shiny ripples of Lake Rotorua, sits a de Havilland DHC -3 Otter float plane.|
|I did get one truck picture. This Nissan UD horse transporter.|
I'm not sure how many nags it can carry, but it has an allowable gross mass of 17 tonnes.
|I spotted this 1951 Studebaker Champion parked at Waiouru.|
I guess their styling could almost be called the American Citroen !
Wednesday, April 17, 2013
A few more pics sifted from the last of my scanned photos.
|Tony Collins' 2007 Western Star 4964FX hauls tanks of powdered cement for the Golden Bay cement company.|
Here, it is on display at an American car show.
|The alternative to an 8 wheeler twin steer tractor is this configuration. Single steer with a tridem rear end..|
This 2003 Mack Trident operated by Taati Transport is loading at Premier Bacon Company in Carterton.
|A slightly blurry shot of McDowall's Western Star passing through Waiouru.|
|This 1990 Mack Ultraliner MHS622RST parked at Waiouru was still doing splendid service in 2008.|
|Eagle Transport Kenworth with a load of large pipes.|
|Express Logistics Fuso parked with B-train in Stokes Valley.|
|Assisting with the extensions to the IBM building in Petone, is this Mack CH of HRS.|
|8 wheeler Freightliner and four axle trailer might be full of ice-cream !.|
|Another American from the John Lockley fleet is this 1992 Kenworth T602.|
Not yet painted in the familiar gold livery.
|The colours in this photo must have been too bland for the scanner to recognise.|
So a black & white image of a Mercedes 1835 operated by Second 2 None.
|Volvo FH12 460 Globetrotter operated by Freightlines, parked in Masterton on a gloomy winter's day.|
|Another shot taken on a gloomy day. |
Denis Reichenbach's Mercedes Benz Actros 2657 unloads at Countdown supermarket in Wainuiomata.
Saturday, April 13, 2013
magie b's is a hairdressing salon, in Masterton, owned by Christine Brewster who organizes a truck convoy to give rides as a treat for intellectually disadvantaged and autistic members of our community. Christine, and husband Jim, came up with the idea a few years ago and this is the eighth running of this event.Unfortunately Jim has since passed away, but Christine has kept the event going as a memory to her husband and for her love of the big rigs and the delight that all participants get from the occasion.
|These snaps were all taken at the Ngaumutawa/Akura Roads intersection.|
WLT (Wairarapa Livestock Transport) evolved from the old David Pope fleet. This is their 2011 Scania R620.
|Another WLT rig, a 2012 Freightliner Argosy.|
|Quality Demolition made the effort to come over from Wellington.|
Their 2012 Kenworth T409SAR leads their 2011 K108.
I would think this K108 would be one of the last with the old style "square" grill.
|One of very few T2000 Kenwoths in New Zealand. |
This 1999 example is followed by McAuley's 2010 Western Star 4864FXC.
|More of the McAuley's fleet. A 2010Kenworth T404s and 2011 Freightliner Argosy.|
|Another McAuley's Argosy. This time an older 2007 model, ahead of an almost brand new DAF CF85 which went on the road in February this year.|
|The Burling Kenworths were there in force. this first two in this line are a T404s from 2008 and a T408 model of 2011.|
|Bobby D's 1996 ERF EC14 still soldiers on, well on the way to its second million kilometres;|
and still looking as smart as ever.
|Bobby's fleet now also includes this 2012 Freightliner Argosy.|
|Master Roads showed up with their 2008 Hino FS.|
|A 2012 Isuzu CYJ460 in Owens livery.|
|Lemon and Paeroa is a famous brand of soft drink in NZ. They were renowned for having the first two KW Aerodynes in the country. This 1988 K100E has been restored in the L&P livery.|