Toyota's to the Rescue

Submitted: Monday, Jan 30, 2012 at 09:51
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Amazing what a couple of Toyota's can do, as I have mentioned before mine has moved 84 tonne for a jump start, back in the 80's in my own truck I had 3 Landcruiser Traybacks hooked up in front to get me over a slippery red clay hill up near Mt Fox which is out West of Ingham.
see todays report HERE


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Reply By: Hairs & Fysh - Monday, Jan 30, 2012 at 10:14

Monday, Jan 30, 2012 at 10:14
Hi Doug,
I have no doubt that a Toyota can even pull a bend out of a river when needed.
But I'm intrigued as to what a "snatch traps" is?
From the Article,
"The officers hooked winches and snatch traps"
Hmmm
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Follow Up By: vk1dx - Monday, Jan 30, 2012 at 10:41

Monday, Jan 30, 2012 at 10:41
Snatch strap between the cars to lessen any shock on the "middle" car's chassis.

Maybe they only had a snatch strap to put between the cars.

And maybe the reporter didn't have a clue. Now that's not the first time.

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Follow Up By: Hairs & Fysh - Monday, Jan 30, 2012 at 10:50

Monday, Jan 30, 2012 at 10:50
Hi Phil,
Yeah, I know it should of read Snatch Strap.
You'd think someone would of proof read the article, but then again.
When i purchased mine a few years back, the look on the young females face at the counter, when I asked for the recovery kit that they had on special which included the snatch strap, well it was priceless.


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Follow Up By: vk1dx - Monday, Jan 30, 2012 at 10:51

Monday, Jan 30, 2012 at 10:51
Made my day!!!!

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Follow Up By: Member - Doug T (NT) - Monday, Jan 30, 2012 at 11:06

Monday, Jan 30, 2012 at 11:06
I'm not the NT News reporter, some of them reporters wouldn't know SH from Clay.

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Follow Up By: Hairs & Fysh - Monday, Jan 30, 2012 at 11:17

Monday, Jan 30, 2012 at 11:17
Fair enough Doug LOL
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Follow Up By: Grizzle - Monday, Jan 30, 2012 at 11:38

Monday, Jan 30, 2012 at 11:38
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Not for the first time!!!


Not quite the feat of pulling a truck but good for a laugh!

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Follow Up By: vk1dx - Monday, Jan 30, 2012 at 11:52

Monday, Jan 30, 2012 at 11:52
Neither of us were Doug.

To move on:

This is a perfect example why kids have parents. Dad says it will break down one day. Son doesn't listen. Son breaks down. Dad DOES listen and rescues him.

Isn't parenting great.

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Follow Up By: pop2jocem - Monday, Jan 30, 2012 at 12:40

Monday, Jan 30, 2012 at 12:40
OH WHAT A FEELING

I must admit I have never seen one of them thar "Kenilworths" until now either...lol

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Follow Up By: vk1dx - Monday, Jan 30, 2012 at 13:11

Monday, Jan 30, 2012 at 13:11
So the truck has a lisp or a cold. Maybe even the hickups.

A lisp is better.

Phil

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Follow Up By: Hairs & Fysh - Monday, Jan 30, 2012 at 13:15

Monday, Jan 30, 2012 at 13:15
Hi wasn't going to touch that.
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Follow Up By: Member - Vern - Monday, Jan 30, 2012 at 18:19

Monday, Jan 30, 2012 at 18:19
I did notice that it took 2 yes 2 Toyota's tp move the kenilworth
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Follow Up By: Dave(NSW) - Tuesday, Jan 31, 2012 at 10:25

Tuesday, Jan 31, 2012 at 10:25
The truck isn't bogged as such just cant get traction.
This is bogged and couldn't be pulled out with a grader, we had to get a tow truck to winch it out.
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Follow Up By: vk1dx - Tuesday, Jan 31, 2012 at 10:28

Tuesday, Jan 31, 2012 at 10:28
My "other" Toyota. Would it do. I used to offside in it.

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Follow Up By: Dave(NSW) - Tuesday, Jan 31, 2012 at 11:06

Tuesday, Jan 31, 2012 at 11:06
Yeah Pil,
That's pretty much what was used to get it out, being loaded and a single hole tank the liquid just ran to the front puting most of the wieght on the drive wheels.
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Follow Up By: vk1dx - Tuesday, Jan 31, 2012 at 11:27

Tuesday, Jan 31, 2012 at 11:27
Dave

This is a bit OT so I hope I do not get, hung dried and quartered. Do you know if tankers have surge plates or baffles to stop the fuel surging around and becoming quite dangerous?

Saw a bit on that Ice Road Truckers show and the driver was explaining that a thump that was heard every now and then was the liquid hitting the front of the tank on the back. I thought that they had baffles.

The M543 was a great truck to drive. Where the tanks went so did we. That's a look alike to ours. And mine was used to pull my sons car out of a valley up near Oberon. Only cost a slab and a couple of JWs black. The WO saw my name as first driver and that helped. They stuffed a winch on the old study that they took also. Had to "double up" with the study half way down the bank.

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Follow Up By: Dave(NSW) - Tuesday, Jan 31, 2012 at 11:56

Tuesday, Jan 31, 2012 at 11:56
Phil,
Fuel tankers have separate compartments, That photo is of a Bitumen tanker and they are only one compartment with offset baffles to minimise the sloshing around. The sound they could hear would be the liquid sloshing forward and slapping against the top of the tank and the baffles plate usually in a single hole tank. Tankers are supposed to be loaded less than 1/3rd or more than 3/4 full not in between.
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Follow Up By: vk1dx - Tuesday, Jan 31, 2012 at 12:14

Tuesday, Jan 31, 2012 at 12:14
That's what I thought. Not too different from around the 60's when I drove that wrecker. It was one hell of a whack though. The cab shook each time. The load was diesel which is quite thin so I guess that they do not have much surge inhibiting baffles for yankee land.

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Follow Up By: Member - Doug T (NT) - Tuesday, Jan 31, 2012 at 12:32

Tuesday, Jan 31, 2012 at 12:32
Dave
I thought it might have been a Milk tanker seeing as though it was on a dirt track, all nice and shiney like a milker.

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Follow Up By: Dave(NSW) - Tuesday, Jan 31, 2012 at 12:48

Tuesday, Jan 31, 2012 at 12:48
Hi Doug,
The "Dirt track" was a stock pile site, When I turned up it was raining and the RTA said to pull in here till they worked out wether to send it back or unload it.
As soon as I pulled in it sank, Then they told me they had a front end loader bogged there yesterday, Neadless to say I wasn't very happy.
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Reply By: Rockape - Monday, Jan 30, 2012 at 21:06

Monday, Jan 30, 2012 at 21:06
Doug,
what I want to know is what you were doing on a back road at Mt Fox considering what they product that used to be grown in that area.

I hope they didn't tell you it was Lucerne.

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Follow Up By: Rockape - Monday, Jan 30, 2012 at 22:18

Monday, Jan 30, 2012 at 22:18
Well that made a lot of sense and I am not even having a drink.

What I want to know is what you were doing on a back road at Mt Fox considering what they product that used to be grown in that area.

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What I want to know is what you were doing on a back road at Mt Fox considering the product that used to be grown around there.

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Follow Up By: Member - Doug T (NT) - Tuesday, Jan 31, 2012 at 12:35

Tuesday, Jan 31, 2012 at 12:35
Me and another bloke had to go up there 2 times and pick up 4 ATCO dongers that they used when they put the power lines through back around 1987/8.

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Reply By: Rick (S.A.) - Monday, Jan 30, 2012 at 22:17

Monday, Jan 30, 2012 at 22:17
Don't see many Kenilworth trucks on the road, either.

Ahh, its a quality read, the NT News.
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Reply By: Rick (S.A.) - Monday, Jan 30, 2012 at 22:19

Monday, Jan 30, 2012 at 22:19
Don't see many Kenilworth trucks on the road, either.

Ahh, its a quality read, the NT News.
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Follow Up By: Rick (S.A.) - Monday, Jan 30, 2012 at 22:20

Monday, Jan 30, 2012 at 22:20
bloody fat fingers - must be what that plurry NT News reporter had.......
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