Monday, October 22, 2012

Draggin' Wagons

The poms call them wagon and drag, but we tend to just say truck and trailer. What ever you call them here are a few through Max's lens.
TNL Foden hauling for Hookers.

They were previously called Hawkes Bay Farmers Transport, but after swallowing up some trucking companies out of the Hawkes Bay are they are now just Farmers Transport. This Volvo is is in usual stock truck configuration.

Long Chill Transport have cosen a Volvo with the low FM cab for this combination.

Taupo based Tauhara Haulage use have one of the very popular 700 series Hinos for their contract with Tip Top Bread.

SBH (Shannon Bulk Naulage) carry mainly fertilizer in the Manawatu area in a predominantly Kenworth fleet.

Toll Goup NZ is a subsidiary of Toll Holdings Australia.
Their rigs, like this Freightliner, are seen all over NZ.

New Zealand wide general carriers, Phillips and O'Brien choose a plain green livery for their rigs. This Freightliner Argosy is typical of the Wellington based companies fleet.

Freightlines is part of a family owned group which also owns Strait Shipping, so a big part of their business is carrying freight between the North and South Islands in rigs like this 8 axles of Scania and trailer.

Booths is another family owned concern which began with one truck and trailer and now totals more than twenty.
This Freightliner Argosy heads south from one of its base in Palmerston North. They also have a base in Taupo.

The unmistakable, big square cab of a DAF XF fronts this rig of Lilburn Transport from the central North Island town of Ohakune.

The Kenworth Aerodyne with its curtained side decks suggests that SBH cart products other than bulk fertilizer.

An Isuzu and trailer with stock crates heads south on the short journey back to Glen Oroua in bright sunshine.

Stringfellows Civil Engineering Contractors are North Island based and specialise in earthmoving jobs like road construction and major earthworks. Their Mitsubishi in this snap has oversize wheels and tyres at the front to upgrade it to a higher weight rating to help prevent front axle over loading.

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