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favco500
Posted: Tuesday, October 19, 2010 5:42:31 AM
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An old leyland I came across today pulling 60 ton bridge beams(ex army),enjoy.
RowanH
Posted: Tuesday, October 19, 2010 6:07:45 AM

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Never seen a setup like that before, thanks for posting!

Rowan.

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redredred
Posted: Tuesday, October 19, 2010 9:15:39 AM
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It started life as an Aust Army tank transporter that they used

back in the Centurian tank days.It is owned by Rex Andrews out of Sydney
He got is as a mint condition runner with the old stecco trailer.Put an Alison auto in it,took the cab off and sent it to Brisbane for a year or 2 and used it as a steerable dolly under big beams to push them out for cranes to get. It says Leyland on it but it is really a Scammell Contactor.They were badged Leyland here because Leyland owned Scammell and by the time they arrived and they did not want the Scammell name on them.
It was once a lovely truck until Rex got his hands on it.
The Aust Army had about 12 or 13 of them .Two made it to Vietnam.There is a complete one in the Bandiana army museum and there is talk of another getting restored.Rex did give the bits from it (winch etc)that he never used to a collector who is restoring one.He gave the cab to Hi Haul trspt in Melbourne to put on an old Scammell they still use down there as a block truck.So all was not lost.

I should point out that in this set up the drivers seat has been raised.When it was first built as a steerable dolly the drivers seat and steering wheel wer down real low .Lowere than the bonnet and the guy driving peeked over the top or looked out the side .He actually sat at about the same level as the wheels.
kcmtoys
Posted: Tuesday, October 19, 2010 11:44:17 PM

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Very interesting story about the truck. Thanks for posting. Ken
Jazzdrummer27
Posted: Wednesday, October 20, 2010 3:44:11 PM

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Thanks for posting - that's one of the weirder Scammell Contractors I've seen... (Australian Army ones were badged as Leylands - Scammell's parent company)

Tim

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redredred
Posted: Wednesday, October 20, 2010 5:31:48 PM
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There was a few of these Contractors that were twin steer.A old Heavy Haulage company called Fleet Express had one as a block truck.
I actually found that one for sale.It was in the middle of a paddock down South of Sydney.The missus went stupid and decided after she had seen it that is want going to be seen at our house.
As far as I know it is still there.He had plenty of people wanting it but they only wanted the big rear end and he would only sell to a collector.
It was lovely.
Robert Heuston
Posted: Thursday, October 21, 2010 6:14:03 AM

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Boom have a coulpe of Macks in a similar set up or the beams
Jim_sparky
Posted: Thursday, October 21, 2010 6:23:45 AM

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]Guys,

This is from over in NZ..





Regards
James Muldoon
From the Land Down Under
renaultman
Posted: Thursday, October 21, 2010 1:46:47 PM

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Nice pic of a Leyland road train

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