These,s pages contain photos and text of
Australian tow trucks and Road-Trains the longest
trucks in the world.
The Australian Road-Train are 53 metres long ( 174 feet ) and
haul 115 metric tons ( 253,531 pounds ) each, plus the super Road-Train
which has 7 trailers and hauls 190 metric tonnes.
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Above: W-Model Kenworth belongs to
Richmond Towing Adelaide Australia, it is
towing a tractor trailer loaded with bulk
We tow tractor and trailer together, as it is
hundred's of miles back to the nearest city.
Above: This is one of Richmond Towing W
model Kenworth's, it have just been repainted
and is waiting for the sign writer to do his job.
We use two colour scheme's, red and black is
used on the trucks that do the long hauls though
the vast Outback of Australia.
The red and black colour does not show the dirt
as much as it travels though the dry and dust
Outback of Australia.
The white colour is best in the city because it stands out better at night.
Above: W-model Kenworth, this photo gives
you a good look at the bull bar on the front of
The reason we use bull bars, is that when we
travel though the Outback we will come
across cattle and kangaroos in the middle of
A lot of the Outback is thousands of square
miles of cattle stations, each cattle station is
hundreds of square miles each.
Because the cattle station are so large they do
not have fences, so the cattle roam all over the
Above: This is a photo of a rebuilt 1978
Australia made International.
All the running gear is International made in
the U.S.,but the body work is Australian
It is also right hand drive, we use it now at
speedway city the dirt track race way here in
Above: Two photos of Richmond Towing tow
truck here we call this type of tow truck a tilt
tray, the tray lifts up and then slides down to
This job was for a rent a car company, the driver was in a bit of trouble.
He told the rent a car company that he was
only going to drive it around the city for two
weeks, but he had driven from the city of
Adelaide to the northern city of Darwin.
He was on his way back some three hundred
miles from Adelaide when he hit a Kangaroo
and rolled it over.