Sunday, December 11, 2011

Trucks Again It Is

Not much else to report at present, so here are a few more truck photos of the 90s and 00s.
The unit pulling this Falcon Forwarders curtain-side B-train is a 1988 is a Scania R143H.
An "H" chassis is not the usual choice to pull a B-train. "H" chassis are the heavy duty version normally seen pulling low loaders or on tippers or loggers that spend some of their time off road.

A 1985 Scania R142M with refrigerated box is loading up from a fishing boat at one of the wharves of Wellington.

R.A.Empson has his Ford L9000, that he contracts to Chem Couriers, parked up at Seaview.

This old Bedford tow truck was being employed to haul up something that had gone over the edge at the top of the Wainuiomata Hill. The "something" was so far down it was not visible in the thick bush.

Alpha Specialized Movers mostly relocate houses with this Marmon.

Alpha also have a 1993 Ford L9000.
Parked next to the Marmon at Wainuiomata.

A 1990 Scania R113m twin steer tractor is a rarity in NZ. I am guessing that it has probably been imported as a used vehicle from the UK. This Clark and Rogers example is turning into Pak 'n Save supermarket in Upper Hutt.

Another used UK import, is this Renault AE Magnum 385 parked in the front garden of a house in Stokes Valley prior to going into active service. I still see this vehicle quite regularly delivering to supermarkets in my home town.

At Seaview with the curtains drawn, is this sleeper cabbed IVECO Powerstar contracted to Mainfreight.

Halls had a similar IVECO, but this one a day cab. Their 2001 version is parked outside Pak 'n Save Upper Hutt waiting to deliver its load. The trailer is still in Hall's old livery.

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