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.