Submitted: Friday, Jul 30, 2004 at 10:06
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No not Bomb On Board but Back Out Bush. After spending 3 weeks in the dundas nature reserve se of Norseman It has been a tough week back in the office but thank goodness we wil be heading back on Monday for another couple of weeks. The going has been pretty tough due to all the fires that have been through the area which has smothered all the tracks in deadfall and the ultra dense regrowth along the sides makes going around the larger logs very painfull (on the vehicle that is). Other tracks burnt longer ago actually have more growth along them making it neccassary to drive just off the track - sort of makes a mockery of greenies saying tracks scar the bush (from experience 10 year old tracks can be hard to find and 20 -30 years impossible to follow). So far between the 2 vehicles we have managed 5 flats (all the other vehicle) 3 boggings 1 log stranding (hi lift jacks do work) 1 broken low range selector and 1 broken rear fuel line. The next are we will be covering is further East and looking at the air photos the lack of tracks could make it interesting. All right for some - long as it is all right for me
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Reply By: Moose - Friday, Jul 30, 2004 at 13:12

Friday, Jul 30, 2004 at 13:12
G'day Davoe
What sort of vehicles and tyres do you run out there? 5 flats given the conditions you describe doesn't sound too bad. What are you actually doing anyway?
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Follow Up By: Davoe - Friday, Jul 30, 2004 at 13:20

Friday, Jul 30, 2004 at 13:20
Landcruiser 78s (what else) and 12 ply rag tyres - you can talk about bfg and cooper as much as you like but these tyres are incredible for the punishment they take - so far I have clocked up 6 weeks of bush work with alot of bushbashing and not collected a flat. I work as a fieldy and we are given a mapping area (1:100) and cover most of it regardless of conditions
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Reply By: Lone Wolf - Friday, Jul 30, 2004 at 18:30

Friday, Jul 30, 2004 at 18:30
Listen, if you see that fella that we seen on the telly, the one that got bitten by the snake, and his vision went all funny...........say hello!
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Follow Up By: Davoe - Sunday, Aug 01, 2004 at 18:54

Sunday, Aug 01, 2004 at 18:54
no chance of that doesnt he drive underground? besides the tracks we go down and make are no place for those exesivly wide overweight 100s. There is one at work and some in perth and they dont stand up as well body wise because of there width
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