Gem of a truck

Deals on Wheels - - Truck Shows -

Green’s Truck­ing had a rare Di­a­mond REO C11469A on dis­play of Dubbo, with owner Brian Green ex­plain­ing that it was one of only six of that par­tic­u­lar model which H.W. Crouch im­ported into Aus­tralia.

Green’s, based in Bourke, started out in 1915 and in its hey­day op­er­ated five Ken­worths, a Di­a­mond REO, a White cab-over and two 7-Series Dodge trucks. The Di­a­mond REO came with a 335 Cum­mins, 4x4 gearboxes and did 4.7 mil­lion km be­fore re­tire­ment.

“She is a beau­ti­ful old truck,” Brian smiles.

“We bought it on the 6th of Au­gust 1971 and it was a great truck,” Brian says.

“The Cum­mins has been re­built three times and the gearbox re­placed with a 13-speed Road­ranger.”

Brian ex­plains that he did the ma­jor­ity of the restora­tion work on the REO over 11 months.

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