An­drew Mitchell

Big Rigs - - TASSIE TRUCKIES -

IT WAS good to catch up with An­drew Mitchell from Mo­ri­arty re­cently at the Cal­tex at Ep­ping For­est.

An­drew tells us he mixes driv­ing with try­ing to work his farm at Mo­ri­arty, sheep, cat­tle, and a bit of crop­ping.

“Farm­ing now days is a bit like try­ing to flog a dead horse and get­ting more so lately,” he said.

He was driv­ing Ryan’s 2007 Mack Vi­sion with a 470 Mack up front and tow­ing a Taut­liner loaded with stock feed.

He was on his re­turn leg back home from Roberts at Bridge­wa­ter at the time.

“I have been here do­ing ca­sual for Ryan’s for 10 months or so now and they are a great crowd to work for, and I do like the Mack,” he said.

“It works in well with the farm, and af­ter four years or so driv­ing, I do en­joy the job and the bal­ance is good, as that way I do get back to the farm and away for a break from the tourists as well, es­pe­cially in the ‘high sea­son’. So no re­grets at all, and it’s all good. Good to see a bit of rain down here, and sure feel sorry for those on the Big Is­land suf­fer­ing from the drought.”

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