Barry Clarke


WOR­RIED about be­ing pho­tographed be­cause the truck was dirty, when we ran into him on the back of Mount Welling­ton de­liv­er­ing fire­wood the other day, we pointed out that a truck which works in the forests in a Tas­ma­nian win­ter, cut­ting, and then de­liv­er­ing, fire­wood would be pretty un­usual if it wasn’t dirty!

So hap­pily our old mate Barry Clarke from Oat­lands agreed to be pho­tographed.

He had been de­liv­er­ing a load of wood to cus­tomers in the Collinsvale area.

He was driv­ing his 2002 Mit­subishi 4 wheel drive Can­ter with a long body tip­per when we caught up with him.

“Well I find this the ideal truck for the job,” Barry told us.

“It’s quite big enough for my needs, and re­li­able which is very im­por­tant, and it’s great out in the bush where I work, mostly up on the West­ern Tiers.

“There’s cer­tainly a good bit of snow up there too at the mo­ment, and that al­ways makes life in­ter­est­ing, but she han­dles it all, no wor­ries.

“I am keep­ing my­self too busy just now; in fact the fire­wood keeps me flat out most of the year, though I do knock off to go cart­ing grain.”

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