Saturday, October 27, 2012

So You Like Trucks?

F12 Volvo pulling a trailer full of bread passes through an intersection in central Hamilton. The cars in the photo give some hint of when this was taken.
A PB Vauxhall and a Mk 1 Escort to name two.

An International T-Line with heavy Cat load heads south through Taupo.

I remember seeing this model of International  (Fleetstar 2700) being used as loggers in the Rotorua area when  I was about 12.
This one with lift axle ahead of the double drive was parked  in a Palmerston North truck dealers yard.

Nearby to the above was this Volvo, either waiting to be sold or maybe just to have a new body fitted.
Also in the same area was this tidy LAD cabbed Leyland Octopus.

Two Poms. Foden and Scammell at Freightways depot in Napier.

More from Max.
This Wealleans Kenworth  and trailer slips through a side road to connect with No. 1 Line.
There are only about 8 Wealleans trucks and trailers, but the frequency of their sightings  seems like there are  much more. They specialise in bulk haulage and have dispatch centres in Mount Maunganui and Matatmata

Higgins is an earthmoving, road making and asphalting company who now cover the North island and upper South Island. Here is one of their Hinos heading south from Palmerston North.

Another Hino, this time a concrete mixer from Firth.

And yet another Hino. A much lighter weight model on the 17.5 inch wheels carrying horses.

A bit blurry this one as it was taken on a dull day. A Fuso that looks like a real worker with its doublecab, chemical tanks, spray gear and roof mounted flashing light. Some of these late model little Fusos have automated manual transmissions, just like their big brothers.
Treescape perform all sorts of tree work, including stump grinding, pruning, hedge trimming and tree transplanting.

PBT Freightliner Columbia with 40ft container.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

International GD6352 is a DCF-400 Model... It's wearing Maxwell Bros of Dunedin livery, prior it was J.C. Mowat of Dunedin and it was originally Ryan Bros of Christchurch...
Robert W. Dick