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    These two tuff Kenworths dont need sleepers they are for woozys Seen here loading the Spuds at Thorpdale in 1984

    pappa11, KW kid, jimmy_on_the_spot, and 11 other people added this photo to their favorites.

    1. pappa11 57 months ago | reply

      i think i remember this from the old vhs tapes you cant mistake that long bonnet bloody magnificent photo craig its a neat little S2 as well got a big load of spuds on the old girl

    2. ESPEDGE 57 months ago | reply

      Nice looking rigs. That W model with a sleeper, long range tanks and hauling a couple of trailers up north would be a better look, don't you reckon? LOL.

    3. Class 8 Photography 57 months ago | reply

      Day cabs are not just for tuff drivers, but also for smart drivers. While the guys with the bunks are sleeping in tight quarters, the guys with the day cabs are all sleeping in hotel beds.

    4. secret squirrel6 57 months ago | reply

      Thanks Pappa=two great looking spudys from days gone by but hey still look good to me for sure=Thanks Gary hahaha yeah well she looks tuff as she stands so yeah you could do a lot with both of these rigs with todays mod cons hahaha=Thanks Jason oh yeah well im not sure if thats what they did maybe sometimes but these old Aussie truckies loved to do it the hard way but every now and again if they got held up for loads they would have for sure hahaha=Thanks Pappa=Gary=Jason

    5. wob2007 57 months ago | reply

      Thopdale must have been 'Spud Heaven" and the truckies must have got financial security from the transport needs of the farmers. Just last night our Sydney TV had a segment on spud farming at Crookwell,(Goulburn). The farmer despatched 35 ton per day so it is small chips compared to Thorpdale.Something else i learnt about potatoes(from youtube) The easiest way to peel a sput is to run around centre of spud with a knife, boil it and then immerse in iced water. The skin just slides off.

    6. Outlaw 13 57 months ago | reply

      I remember sleeping over the wheel or upright in the seat of a few day cabs ! would not want to do it again though !

    7. secret squirrel6 57 months ago | reply

      Thanks Warren=holy cow you have been doing your homework there mate that sounds like it would take ages i only one hour ago had some magnificent roast Spuds covered with gravy Mmmmmmm yummy=Thanks Don hey mate are you getting a bit soft there mate ahahahahah yeah we complain about not having the good old days but in truth we would never go back to that NEVER Thanks Warren=Don

    8. KW kid 57 months ago | reply

      Hi, I'm an admin for a group called ONLY THE COOLEST AND FAMOUS BIG TRUCKS, and we'd love to have this added to the group!

    9. SQEEKA 51 months ago | reply

      Chris overend owned this kenworth it was factory fitted with a v12gm 450hp a big truck in 1974 chris and his broths were well know in thorpdale

    10. secret squirrel6 45 months ago | reply

      Thanks Squeeka=AaaaaaaH Right Geez v12 way back then now wonder the long Bonnet holy cow this was a big truck Yeah I for some reason though You were a Overend Squeeka Looks like I have my wires crossed their thanks for the Great Info Squeeka

    11. squeeka1 45 months ago | reply

      YOU HAVINT GOT WIRES CROSSED IT WAS MINE I LATER SOLD IT TO TOMMY GILPIN IT WAS SISTER TRUCK TO PADDY WARDS FROM ORANGE NSW FACTORY FITTED WITH V12GM HENCE LONGER BONNET (12inches) ORINGINALY JOHN CASHS FROM PAMBULA

    12. secret squirrel6 45 months ago | reply

      Thanks Squeeka=AaaaaaaaaH Right mate hahahah 12 Inches My god thats Huge whata truck Geez sure has a History about this truck I didnt know all that Im sure glad you boys got hold of Him and I got to see him up at Thorpy How did you go lifting those bags of spuds I think they were 65kgs back then for memory Thanks for Great Info Squeeka

    13. squeeka1 44 months ago | reply

      early bags were 70kg from memory used to love the job because we were over-nite to syd & newcastle if there were trucks in front of you youd help load them to then load your-self wouldn,t get that now with new breed truckies did every season for years I remember doing 10 months one year 2 loads a week hand loading & unloading

    14. secret squirrel6 44 months ago | reply

      Thanks Squeeka Holy Cow mate My back is sore just thinking about that hahahah The Young Blokes just would not even dream of doing that these days they just would not do it thanks Squeeka

    15. BREAKER 1-9 36 months ago | reply

      hey squeeka , paddy wards has the big 7" headlights & 6 spoke spiders ( old style) was it later model than yours or did they change that themselves ?

    16. squeeka1 36 months ago | reply

      he would have changed them, that truck of his was ( i belive) one serial no from the one i had. HE ALSO FITTED AN 8V92T IN THAT TRUCK AND LATER PUT THE V12 BACK IN, ONCE AGAIN I,VE ONLY HEARD THOSE RUMORS. THE ONE I HAD WAS 1974 MODEL WHICH I BOUGHT IN 81 I THINK .BOTH TRUCKS WERE BOUGHT OUT OF ST. PETERS IN SYDNEY . AND THATS ALL I GOT TO SAY ABOUT THAT

    17. BREAKER 1-9 36 months ago | reply

      no dramas , i wouldve thought a truck as unique as that he'd keep it original as possible , but each to their own i spose , i know the 7" lights are a lot better but i wouldnt have thought hes doin much overnightin these days

    18. squeeka1 36 months ago | reply

      i DON,T KNOW IF HE OWNED IT FROM NEW, IT WAS ONE OF WESTERN OIL,S TRUCKS FROM ORANGE . HE MAY HAVE OWNED THAT CO.

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