Originally Posted by left hooker
lol was no bit about it vosa pulled them off the road for quite a few months lol
I was told that at one time they only had one engine for the Leylands when they were plated that would pass the emissions test. How many times the same engine was tested in different trucks I've no idea!
It reminds me of the 6 wheel Seddon Atki that was on that job in the photos. It came in the gate with the first load of the morning with the roof mounted CB aerial hanging down by the side of the cab. The driver shook his head and said 'They only put it on this morning'
He pulled up the yard and tried to select reverse when part of the gear linkage cried 'enough'. I pushed it back with the machine so he could tip the load off it. He got the body part way up, moved forward a bit, the tailboard hooked a BIG piece of concrete and pulled the pivot brackets off one side of the body. It wasn't the driver's fault he was just having 'one of those days'. We lifted the tailboard off, tipped the load and managed to clamp the tailboard back on it. The driver borrowed the phone to call the office and explained he had no tailboard and no reverse. The response? Yep, you guessed it! 'Can you carry on?'