It is the time of the year when rainfall and storms can cause damage to our roads. At Sandstone Estates we have a policy of minimal road maintenance because we believe that our roads are the primary cause of soil erosion. A perfect road at Sandstone Estates is completely grassed over (click here to view that article) which means that there is no maintenance needed and there is no problem with wash aways. However, in certain locations we are having to reprofile the roads before we grass them.

In this regard we sourced this wonderful old Dump truck from a retired Civil Engineering contractor, Zach van Staden, near Bloemfontein. We have asked Zach for background information and details of its exact age.

In line with our policy of enhancing the concept of living preservation we sold our Bell 20-ton Dump truck and replaced it with the Foden.