Sunday, July 17, 2011

Some More Kenworths

This superbly restored 1974 W924L was at the 2010 Vintage Harvest held in Carterton with some very nice artwork.

Also at the 2010 Vintage Harvest was this 1973 LW924R.

Clothier Earthworks of Mount Maunganui are still working this1979 W924, which is in amazing condition for a working truck of this age. Parked up for the night at Copthorne Solway Park Motor Inn in Masterton.

This 2007 T404S of Blue Ice Logistics is a 4-axle twin steer tractor pulling a 4-axle fridge trailer. Here it is loading up with chilled products at Premier Bacon Co in Carterton.

A 1993 kenworth T950 with narrow aerodyne style sleeper negotiates Wellington city traffic without trailer.

Transport Dynamics Ltd's 2004 model is parked with a load of two containers at Masterton Motor Lodge.

Rawhiti Earthmovers T950 operated in the lower North Islang for a short time on a logging contract. Here it pulls a load North approaching the summit of the Rimutaka Hill Road.

TD Haulage are long time KW users. This 3 axle rigid with 4 axle trailer is at Masterton Motor Lodge.

This T904 parked at Seaview is operated by P & D Haulage in the Wellington area. 

A Truck Rentals T401 pulls a fuel tanker for Kauriland, before they got Kenworths painted in their own colours.

Rorison Mineral Developments operated an all KW fleet when this photo was taken at Copthorne Solway Park Motor Inn at Masterton.Nowadays some other brands have crept into their line-up.

Mike Uhlenberg of Eltham was also a big KW user. I'm not sure if he still runs any KWs, but he definitely has a large fleet of Peterbilts today.

The O'Connor family of Masterton used to run a small fleet of stock trucks and other general freight luggers, but this KW , with extra axle installed ahead of the drive set, hauled logs in out of Rotorua. However, in this photo it is parked in their Lincoln Road yard in Masterton.
The O'Connors were real characters and I am told that one of them, in his younger days, would take a date to a his truck !

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