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Deals on Wheels - - Truck Shows -

Robert Hall had two Macks on dis­play at the show – a 1964 B61 Mack known as ‘Granny May’ and a Mack Mk II Su­per­liner named ‘Mack­nif­i­cent’.

Robert is not a truckie but loves trucks. He owns a con­struc­tion com­pany and the Su­per-Liner is put to good use haul­ing ma­chin­ery.

“It does ev­ery­thing we need,” Robert says of the Su­per-Liner.

“We used to have trucks on the high­way – truck and dogs – but it be­came too dif­fi­cult so now we just op­er­ate the Su­per-Lin­ers, and I have re­stored trucks.”

The B-model is an ex-Tas­ma­nian log truck.

“Friends of mine, Gary and Mark Richard­son from New­cas­tle, owned it pre­vi­ously and re­stored it for me.

“We did all the tim­ber work on the back and the lit­tle back deck, so it’s a lit­tle bit dif­fer­ent than most. How­ever, be­ing a log truck, you’ve got a very long wheel­base,” he says.

The trucks are painted Ford Mer­cury sil­ver and the guards on the B-model are painted black.

“The black guards are tra­di­tion­ally Amer­i­can and I just like the fact that it re­flects a bit of Amer­ica where it was made,” Robert says.

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