Out­back Mack pulls crowd

Big Rigs - - DENILIQUIN TRUCK SHOW - DAVID VILE

train side-tip­pers which un­der­take haulage for road projects for the Carathool and Cen­tral Dar­ling shires, along with the NSW Roads and Mar­itime Ser­vice.

“It’s good work and the roads are im­prov­ing. The road south from Ivan­hoe to Bal­ranald is now al­most fully sealed and we now do about 50-50 off the black­top.”

With John’s son, Mark, run­ning his own Mack and com­ing on board as a part­ner in the fam­ily busi­ness, John reck­ons he might be able to wran­gle a bit more time to find and re­store an­other truck – with the stip­u­la­tion it has a bull­dog out the front.

“I might have a bit more time to play with the B-Model. I would like to take it to Kyabram again, and find an­other one to do up,” he said.

“I have al­ways been a Mack man so I would like to do an R-Model or a cab-over Ul­tra-Liner – there’s not many of them about.”

PHO­TOS: DAVID VILE

BEAU­TI­FULLY RE­STORED: The 1960 model B-61 has been lov­ingly brought back to glory.

Stand­ing tall un­der in the De­niliquin sunshine.

John Carmichael with his B-61 Mack..

She’s a bull­dog – the chrome badg­ing tells the story.

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