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    Older Bruce and being Peterbilt, far superior buddy.

    In my own opinion of course.

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    Quote Originally Posted by haverfordwest View Post
    ...being Peterbilt, far superior buddy.
    Have you ever driven one, Mike?

    The closest I ever got to operating a "big rig" was when I was a member of the volunteer bushfire unit where I lived (Winmalee - that's the street....we were on the bend at the bottom of the pic. Note the eucalyptus forest!) in the Blue Mountains, west of Sydney.

    At the time I joined they had two vehicles - a Toyota LWB Landcruiser "troopy" (to carry a crew to a fire location) - and a bloody beast of a tanker - an ex-military six-wheel drive Studebaker with crash gearbox and no power-assisted anything, let alone steering.

    I got a Heavy Duty, Rigid endorsement on my car driver's licence when tested and, thank God, a year later (1977), when the fires swept down the Mountains from Wentworth Falls to Glenbrook, the Beast had been replaced by a modern Bedford unit (that is NOT me in the sample photograph!!) with power-assisted everything.
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    No boss, only non car licence i have is PSV 1 (double deck buses). You been doing the big boys stuff then Bruce. I learned on a crash gearbox, no power steering. But all the service buses i drove were semi auto's.

    Dangerous stuff that fire fighting. We leave it to the professionals here

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    Quote Originally Posted by haverfordwest View Post
    .......Dangerous stuff that fire fighting. We leave it to the professionals here

    Mike.
    Australia would be just a charred cinder if we didn't have the volunteer bushfire brigades (now called the Rural Fire Service...RFS).
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    Yes i realise that Bruce, different situation and climatic conditions to the UK.

    Mike.
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