|Recently, Mike sent me these photos taken from where he lives on the Kapiti coast.|
You can't beat a sunset over the sea.
Sunday, March 9, 2014
Saturday, March 8, 2014
|An afternoon ride through the Manawatu and Horowhenua areas on Saturday enabled me to get these shots.|
Stevenson's Structural Engineers at Tokomaru have this 2004 Isuzu EXZ 460 in their fleet to assist in delivering their engineered structures.
|MLT's line-up at Levin has 3 ERF EC14s. The one at the right hand end, dates from 1997, whilst the other two were both manufactured in 2000.|
Also in the line is a 2009 Freightliner Argosy TSB and a 2013 International 9800E Eagle.
|Also in the yard were , from left, a 1996 Kenworth T440, a 1998 Kenworth T401 and 2000 International 9200 Eagle.|
Monday, March 3, 2014
Sunday, March 2, 2014
|Freightliner FLB logger at Pahiatua, dates from 1996.|
|Two of Satherley Loggings Kenworths were parked at Beale's yard at Mangatainoka.|
A 2008 T904 on the left and a 2013 T659 on the right.
The 904 is powered by Caterpillar and the 659 by Cummins.
|It's always worth the short trip over Pukeora Hill, just before Waipukurau, |
to admire the view and to avoid the main road traffic
|I stopped at Hamua Cafe in Waipukurau for lunch. This well cared for Yamaha Venture from 1990 was parked outside.|
Goldwings were way more popular, but I always thought the Yammy was a better looker.
|Stephenson's at Waipawa have a line-up of Isuzus in their yard.|
They also have a line of Freightliner Argosys, but they were obscured by the white truck in the foreground.
|In another yard in Waipawa , I saw this 1980 Bedford TM.|
|Two Vanguard utes in a field at Ormondville. |
I remember when Wally Palmer, the butcher in Kuripuni, Masterton, had one of these.
|By the fuel truck-stop at Matamau, were three loaded loggers.|
From left:1996 Foden S108, 2003 Volvo FH12 500, 2005 Scania R470.
Thursday, February 27, 2014
|Here is a pristine example I found elsewhere on the net.|
They were known as the Massey Harris GP and were introduced in 1930.
Wednesday, February 26, 2014
|McCormick-Deerings in petrol and diesel variants.|
|From the days when there was no need to rush.|
|International with big bucket.|
|Front view of the 1955 Thames shown in a previous blog.|
|Garrity Brothers' very nice 1937 Chev.|
|1929 Pontiac 6.|
|1925 Chev Superior was earning its keep carting barley to the threshing machine.|
|Clever little Fordson model made from Meccano and in correct colours.|
|The same modeller also scratch built this D8 (?) in about 900 hours....|
|...and this Meccano Farmall, also in correct livery.|
|Carefully restored 1930 Austin seven.|
|In the car park was this awesome 1973 Jensen Interceptor III, with its 7.2 litre V8.|
Tuesday, February 25, 2014
|This single cylinder Marshall just kept idling all day.|
|1926 Ford Model T.|
|Local car collector, Joe Morris, decided to give his 1978 Cadillac an outing.|
|Nearby was this 1976 Chev Impala.|
|Alan also demonstrated his 1:6 scale Cat D11R, which he built himself. Powered by 2 mobility scooter motors, it can perform all the functions of the real thing by radio control.|
Alan is obviously a very talented man.
|Nice bright little Renault tractor.|
|The Burrell traction engine is obviously old technology, |
but it appears the young man on board can't get by without his modern technology.
|Ford Bonus in AA yellow.|
|Another Burrell in centrefield.|
|The fire appliance demonstration turned into a high pressure water fight.|