Sean McAuliffe

Big Rigs - - TRUCKIN’ ON THE BORDER WITH DAVID VILE -

DRAW­ING a steady crowd of ad­mir­ers to his im­mac­u­late twin-steer Freight­liner Argosy at De­niliquin was Sean McAuliffe, who had trav­elled across from the nearby town of Fin­ley for the show.

Sean has been re­build­ing the 2004-model over the last three years, with the truck due to be put to work in the near fu­ture haul­ing con­struc­tion and agri­cul­tural ma­chin­ery for Sean’s Ag-Trade Ma­chin­ery busi­ness.

The Freight­liner was orig­i­nally owned by Mitchells in West­ern Aus­tralia where it was de­ployed on road train tanker work be­fore be­ing ac­quired by Sean.

The truck was re­built from the ground up and fit­ted with a crane.

“It’s 98% fin­ished and we have just had the paint­ing done by Transart in Bendigo,” he said.

“It’s got a bul­let­proof C-15 Cat at 550 horse­power un­der the cab and we will hook it up to a 45-foot drop deck trailer.”

The truck will be sent Aus­tralia-wide as the work dic­tates and will re­place a well-used UD CW-40 tray truck.

“I have a cou­ple of blokes who are pretty keen to get out of the UD and into the Freight­liner,” Sean con­cluded with a grin.

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