Sandstone Heritage Trust - News
HTN 187 - Work continues on International Harvester Collection
6th March 2007
The Sandstone Heritage Trust's longstanding relationship with the Cape continues. We presently have two interesting International Harvester products under restoration on a farm near Paarl. The project is being supervised by Jannie du Toit who made available the major collection of International Harvester products to Sandstone Estates.
The first project is an International Harvester Pick-Up truck dating back to 1953. It is a Model R110 with an International Harvester silver diamond engine (Straight Six). The truck was found in a scrap yard at Utrecht in Natal and was in fact an International Harvester farm service vehicle, as clearly shown by the decal on the door.
Oom Jannie must be one of the most experienced International Harvester people in the world. He has been a great friend of the Sandstone Heritage Trust for
many years. Thanks guys, you are doing a great job.
The International R110
The newly refurbished 'bak'. Badly rusted when received but now in good condition.
The second project is a International harvester Trojan Patrol motor
grader based on the Farmall M product. Trojan manufactured a number of grader
variants using tractors from the Farmall range, Nuffield and others.
The Sandstone Heritage Trust actually has two of these, having acquired one from Whitty Boast's estate
in Natal since the restoration of the Trojan Patrol was started. However, a decision has been made to use one of them for regular road maintenance, which is in line with our living preservation philosophy.
The Trojan Patrol Grader
The Trojan Patrol Grader.
The team comprising Alfred (Left) who has been responsible for the
Trojan Patrol, Johnny in the middle who is a qualified panel beater who has
been working on the R110, and Jannie du Toit still sprightly and wide awake,
who redid the engine on the R110 and is providing technical input.