Unlisted - Civil Engineerding Equipment-Inventory

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HTN 33 - Pair of 1950's Diamond T trucks

The company has a matching pair of 1950's Diamond T trucks, both equipped with
diesel engines. One is in military uniform and the other is in civilian
clothes. Here they are doing what they are best at - hauling loads.

 

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Sandstone Heritage Trust - News

HTN 17 - A Cat in South Africa

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The Sandstone Heritage Trust's rare Allen Trencher made by John Allen & Sons of Oxford

21st February 2005

The Sandstone Heritage Trust's rare Allen Trencher made by John Allen & Sons of Oxford (number 350748) has recently received a mechanical upgrade. The diesel pump fitted to the Dorman engine was overhauled and a whole host of other technical improvements were made. This trencher was imported new to South Africa in the mid-1950's by Eric Mole who opened South Africa's first plant hire company some years before. Transvaal Plant Hire was a pioneer in the concept of hiring plant to the construction industry. This machine worked for many years and amongst other things dug a water pipe line from the Zambezi River to Wankie Colliery in what was then Rhodesia, now Zimbabwe.

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