Sorry there hasn't been any activity on this blog recently. I've struck a slight technical problem which my daughter has sorted for me. Unfortunately I can't get it to work they way she has explained, so may have to wait till she comes home to sort it.
The computer is also giving me a few problems with locking up and occasionally shutting itself down, so I may have to get that seen to as well.
However you can be assured I will be back with more photos ASAP.
Friday, November 23, 2012
|Max took these at a truck gathering. I'm not sure where as I can't seem to find the original e-mail.|
I can see a TK Bedford, the Allen Mills & Son KenworthW924 and a selection from the Buckeridge fleet.
|MAN 4x4 of Farmers Transport, Gleeson's Mercedes LP1319 and Ford V8, an LAD cabbed Dodge, Commer Superpoise and a couple of Commers from Murphy's Transport and Hargreaves.|
|An International and a Model T Ford flank what is labled as an Austin. I have never seen one of these.|
|That must be a Chevrolet nearest the camera and the furthest one is a KM Bedford, but the one in the middle looks to have a Daimler radiator, but maybe it's a Koehler.|
|A few months ago a workmate, Donald, went on a bowling trip to Invercargill and managed to get a look at the late Bill Richardson's museum.|
|A Morris Commercial, two Albions and a Karrier sandwiched between two Commers.|
All at Invercargill.
|More of the British section: Several Bedfords, some Austins, including the clever FG model which had doors which did not extend beyond the body width when opened and another Morris Commercial.|
|TK Bedford right down the back, the nose of a Commer Superpoise is just visible, then a 1957 Thames Trader, 1958 Morris, 1965 Morris,1963 Dodge, 1937 Dennis and a 1967 Ford K series.|
In the left foreground is the front of a 1955 Seddon.
|1955 Ford F100, White Road Commander, this Fiat I remember seeing on the road in this area and a Fuso|
|A bit difficult to identify all of these, but I can spy some Internationals and Chevrolets. The yellow one is a 1914 Willys and at the far right a 1911 Koehler.|
|Diamond T, Brockway, Reo, Mack.....Ooooh I've got to get to this place soon. It's all too much just looking at pictures.|
|GMC, Sterling....It's all too much. Definitely on the bucket list.|
|Some shots from the 2010 Vintage Harvest at Carterton.|
1976 Bedford KM with a Detroit 6V92 power plant instead of the 6V71 which was more normal for the NZ market.
|International ASW 160 fire appliance from 1959.|
|1948 Chevrolet pick-up with non standard wheels.|
|1974 Kenworth W924L with the livery of Allen Mills & Son of Dannevirke.|
|D series Ford from 1976 with twin steer conversion.|
|Nice Commer of 1962 vintage with the unforgettable sound of the TS3.|
|1970 International F1800 Loadstar.|
|An old Austin looks as though it would be still restorable that I snapped on a country road somewhere.|
|An Iveco Powerstar from the TR Group (truck rentals) running lightweight.|
|A tidy Mack Ultra-liner of Menefy's with a load of large plastic pipes. Not much weight and I guess not much air resistance either.|
|2002 Isuzu EXY of Orion Haulage carries stock food and originate from the Morrinsville area of the North Island.|
|Jeff's Vehicle Deliveries' carry all sorts of vehicles, including ( in this case) a tidy Mk 2 Ford Escort on an Isuzu and trailer..|
|Meadow fresh dairy products being pulled by a Truck Rental Group Kenworth Aerodyne.|
|Hall's simple, but effective livery adorns this Iveco Powerstar and temperature controlled B-train.|
|Palmerston North based Hireways' Hino takes a heavy load of Komatsu to another job.|
|Getting the post through on 9 axles is this Scania R560 from 2011.|
|1991 Kenworth T650 of J.P.Ware of Bainesse near Palmerston North.|
Sunday, November 18, 2012
|No operators name or any livery on this DAF.|
|This model of Western Star must be one of the best looking conventionals on the road.|
Especially with twin exhaust and intake stacks.
The Owens Group was taken over by Mainfreight almost 10 years ago.
|Kenworth with flat deck B-train of Shannon Bulk Haulage.|
|High volume body and high volume cab for the Canterbury Bulk Freight Scania.|
|Freightliner Argosy of Mainfreight pulls two containers on this container lift trailer.|
|Another trailer capable of loading its own containers behind this day cab Volvo FM of Toll.|
|Allied Concrete have mixers in the livery of this Mack, all over NZ.|
|Maskill's Kenworth wears aerodynamic aids to tow this curtain sided B-train.|
|Miller's Machinery Movers of Palmerston North tow their 3 axle low loader with this Mack|
|Another Kenworth from Reid's Transport of Rangiotu.|
|I thought AF Logistics only carried temperature controlled products, primarily for the Foodstuffs supermarket chains, but the load being pulled by this AF liveried Freightliner Argosy suggests I am wrong.|
|A step framed, chilled, curtain sided B-train being pulled by a Freightlines Kenworth.|
The rego plate gives me a clue to its model.
|Provincial Freightlines is owned by the Linfox Group, hence the Linfox labels on this Mack Qantum.|
|Linfox Freightliner Argosy with a load of chilled products for Countdown supermarkets.|
The cab colours are Total Transport's, as they are part of the Linfox group too.
|Another Maskill's Kenworth. This time a COE with its decks full of new, and no doubt expensive, agricultural equipment.|
|A Hall's Refrigerated Transport Kenworth passes grazing sheep in the Palmerston North sun.|
Saturday, November 17, 2012
|Max has snapped this Freightliner of Booths. They appear to have a number of Argoys with different advertising on the curtains of each one.|
|From my own lens a neat little Hyundai HD75 delivering frozen food products in Masterton's Queen Street.|
|Last week at my work place a truck making a delivery, backed into live wires and snapped off the pole at ground level.|
Driver said he heard the "bang", then looked up to see the pole and thought
"Hell! someones just knocked that pole over."
|Isuzu with low loader parked in Fleet Street Masterton.|
|B & B Contracting's Isuzu and trailer in West Street Greytown.|
|This brightly liveried Fuso regularly delivers in Masterton for owner driver Paul Thurston, contracted to Frucor.|
|More from Max. This Freightliner Argosy of Titiroa Transport heads south from Palmerston North for the long journey home to the very southern end of the South Island.|
|A mixed load on this DAF of Maskills. Flat decks seem to emphasize the dimensions of the dutch built cab.|
|Dark grey is the main colour on this Western Star and B-train of Jennings.|