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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.
 
As well as Tow Trucks and Road-Trains their
are pages of
truck toons that will put a smile on your face.
 
 
 

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Above: W-Model Kenworth belongs to
 Richmond Towing Adelaide Australia, it is
 towing a tractor trailer loaded with bulk
 cement powder.
We tow tractor and trailer together, as it is
 hundred's of miles back to the nearest city.

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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.

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Above: W-model Kenworth, this photo gives
 you a good look at the bull bar on the front of
 the truck.
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
 the road.
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
 roads.

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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
 made.
It is also right hand drive, we use it now at
 speedway city the dirt track race way here in
 Adelaide Australia.

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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
 the ground.
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.


Photography is a hobby for me. It's the way I capture and celebrate my job. In this album, I've assembled some of my favorite photographs.

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Above: This is Richmond Towing Ford tilt tray
 tow truck with one of our small Ford F-350, this
 type of tow truck we call a wheel lifter.
The Ford tilt tray started its life as a Shell fuel
 tanker. 
This is not unusual we build all of our tow trucks,
 as most of our trucks are imported from overseas
they are very expensive.
The Australian dollar is only half of the U.S.
 dollar, then we have to pay to have it transported
 half way around the earth.
 

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Above: This is a photo of the B M W race car that
 was made to Australian racing standard, it was
 being transported to the old F-1 race track in the
 middle of the city of Adelaide.
This car was driven by the well know Australian
 race car driver Peter Brock.

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Above: This is one of the pace cars used at the city of Darwin main dirt track speedway...

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Above: This is one of Cole motors Henley Beach Adelaide 5022 South Australia F-350 tow truck towing another F-350 Pick up...

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Above: We start them young here in Australia...

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