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« Reply #120 on: December 10, 2019, 07:56:46 PM »
So a friend of mine drives a heavy haulage transporter. He did this shift last week not far from my house. Forestry hauler loaded up, shifted half a mile to the road then two miles down the road. He disconnected the dolly and backed it in off the road 100' to the new skid site. Total weight transporter and hauler 116 tons.


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« Reply #121 on: December 23, 2019, 01:18:16 PM »
Wednesday morning, Bay of Plenty House Removals last job of the year. 33' wide. ( Not my photo).



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« Reply #122 on: January 01, 2020, 03:13:58 AM »
From my travels on Boxing Day.

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« Reply #124 on: January 14, 2020, 06:39:44 PM »
I had an old Ferguson tractor like that. sweet little machine.

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MAGA

If you canít fix it with a hammer, it must be electrical.

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« Reply #126 on: January 15, 2020, 08:00:59 AM »
That fishing rod storage is totally "out of the box" thinking. It's an amazing idea and design, and even more amazing that the company's management actually let them go ahead and put it into production.  --- Cool!!!!

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« Reply #127 on: January 20, 2020, 05:26:39 PM »
The cause of the traffic congestion on one of my sites at 5:00pm last week!



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« Reply #128 on: January 20, 2020, 05:35:50 PM »
That is one way to scrape the barnacles off. ;D

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« Reply #129 on: January 30, 2020, 02:40:49 AM »
For the crew of Tanker 134

"Oh! I have slipped the surly bonds of Earth
And danced the skies on laughter-silvered wings;
Sunward Iíve climbed, and joined the tumbling mirth
of sun-split clouds, ó and done a hundred things
You have not dreamed of Ė wheeled and soared and swung
High in the sunlit silence. Hovíring there,
Iíve chased the shouting wind along, and flung
My eager craft through footless halls of air....

Up, up the long, delirious, burning blue
Iíve topped the wind-swept heights with easy grace.
Where never lark, or even eagle flew ó
And, while with silent, lifting mind I've trod
The high untrespassed sanctity of space,
Ė Put out my hand, and touched the face of God."

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Re: Rural53's Off Topic and Interesting Photos Thread
« Reply #130 on: February 10, 2020, 10:55:56 PM »
Right, something a bit less sombre.

Stock car teams racing. Real stock cars that is, ones that hit each other. Basically sprint cars with armour. 100 points for first across the line, 40 for 2nd, then 25, then 20, the 10. Teams usually have one or two runners and the rest are blockers. There are some rules but it is the most brutal form of speedway. Spectacular hit on the runner starts at 2:40.


Another video from the same event with nearly no finishers and an engine letting go causing a white out.


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« Reply #131 on: February 11, 2020, 07:50:32 AM »
Love it -- also love the cheering crowds. NZ's version of our southern "Good ol' Boys". They love dirt track racing and mayhem.

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« Reply #132 on: February 19, 2020, 03:31:15 AM »
Row row row your boat...

In port this morning (Photo:Nigel Watts).
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« Reply #133 on: February 19, 2020, 03:55:43 PM »
Love it -- also love the cheering crowds. NZ's version of our southern "Good ol' Boys". They love dirt track racing and mayhem.

Kinda like demo-derby in a racing format.

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« Reply #134 on: February 29, 2020, 03:10:50 PM »
Candid photos around the workshop today. They guys are preparing two turbo RZRs for the Ben Nevis Hill Climb next weekend.




























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