Sad goodbye to a true friend

Drover

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We've had some windy days just lately here and yesterday drove to Tin Can Bay and some of our local Widow Makers had shed some biggies, lots of rain and wind does the trick.........no pics as it was bluddy raining still/again... over 500mm last month and still pittling down.
 

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We've had some windy days just lately here and yesterday drove to Tin Can Bay and some of our local Widow Makers had shed some biggies, lots of rain and wind does the trick.........no pics as it was bluddy raining still/again... over 500mm last month and still pittling down.
The terrifying thing with the big river reds is wind doesnt knock the branches off, peace, quiet, and still air does. Its almost like they brace themselves in bad weather only to relax a little too much when its clam.
 
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If this appeared on the market 12mths ago, there is a significant likelihood it would be now parked in my driveway.


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Hi @Crusty181 , would that be that much better than than your famed "mine truck" that @Drover refers to frequently?? Looks like a fantastic off road tug, a bit like the military Unimog.
 
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So long as you keep the load low they seem okay, seen a few round here load up top as they wallow a bit, don't know if it was the loads they were carrying or just DH drivers but they didn't seem to like hills, I would go the diesel with the 8 speed myself...................... Probably cost as much as the Mine Truck anyway.... I'd like one even if it is an Iveco so long as the bluddy lights don't pop fuses like the other Ivecos I have driven..

That tail shaft would be prime for a gooley or stump to give a touch up, you would certainly know about it, one item for the spares box I think.

This sort of colour thank you...
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So long as you keep the load low they seem okay, seen a few round here load up top as they wallow a bit, don't know if it was the loads they were carrying or just DH drivers but they didn't seem to like hills, I would go the diesel with the 8 speed myself...................... Probably cost as much as the Mine Truck anyway.... I'd like one even if it is an Iveco so long as the bluddy lights don't pop fuses like the other Ivecos I have driven..

That tail shaft would be prime for a gooley or stump to give a touch up, you would certainly know about it, one item for the spares box I think.

This sort of colour thank you...
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No wonder they don't like hills @Drover. Only 3.0L displacement and even with twin turbo, never going to be anywhere near performance of a Unimog - 6.5L diesel, turbo charged with 8 speed tranny - as I seem to recall. Go almost anywhere!! I have seen a few around converted to all sorts of configurations for going bush.
 

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No wonder they don't like hills @Drover. Only 3.0L displacement and even with twin turbo, never going to be anywhere near performance of a Unimog - 6.5L diesel, turbo charged with 8 speed tranny - as I seem to recall. Go almost anywhere!! I have seen a few around converted to all sorts of configurations for going bush.
Actually they would beat a Unimog hands down on speed and range, Mogs were not that flash on the peddle and only had a kero tin for a fuel tank but I luv em....Ivecos Ive been behind could have been manual or petrol, its really in the gearing...
 
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