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A Tough life – for Man and Machine

Posted by on March 15, 2012

Whats left of the truck...

Seeing as some folks were interested in the old plant equipment, here are another few shots of the gear. When I was taking them, the guy that looked after things at the yard (meaning the area fenced in by the rusty wire) came over to see what I was doing. We had no language in common, but he managed to explain that the truck with the total loss cooling system still works for a living. Even the tyres are pretty worn out. The good news is that it does’nt go out on the public road!

Steel belted tyre. Check.




Anyone got a multi meter? We seem to have an electrical issue...

The guy that looked after the machines, also cooked for the guys that drove them. They lived in a “tent” in the yard, and we had missed it initially, thinking it was a piece of a dirty truck cover thrown over some junk. We were wrong!  As they were many miles from the nearest town, they had to be pretty self sufficient. He invited us in for tea, and once we were sitting and supping stone cold tea, he went back to his chores of baking bread, and cooking a chicken stew. The chicken he was using looked like it had been starved to death, so we left him a pack of frozen chicken as we headed off. I don’t think he had ever seen a fat chicken before!

Anyone for Chicken Stew?

very handy at making bread.

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