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A photo of a nicely restored and still working Mercedes-Benz LS1418 sattelschlepper (German for prime mover/tractor unit)
Truck and car photographer from Dubbo, NSW, AustraliaSubjects: Vintage and Classic Trucks, cars old and new
Anything that has wheels and moves will be photographed
Awesome shot mate ;-)
Thanks – got to admit the lighting is not really right but what can I do???
– Joe Hupp
Used to drive a 1418 bus…man I miss that old thing!Boss reckoned it was too old and too slow so he took it off me and sold it…I still say it was ten times better than the crappy Hino I drive now!
These old sattelschlepper Benzes were the schnizz back then – bit too slow for today! Built like a brick dunny! This one was a nice looking truck inside the cab – although not having a Benz transmission would be the killer (she had a 15 speed RoadRanger and a 2 speed diff)
More versatile than the Benz 5 speed though…Dad used to work at a honey farm west of Bourke when I was a kid, they had one just like this there…along with a few other Mercs and a bunch of WW2 Studebaker 6×6 army trucks!Was a cool place to be as a kid who loved trucks…could go for a ride with Dad one day, climb all over a B model road train the next…
I’m about 4.5 hours east of Bourke in Dubbo – if you saw the movie “Prime Mover”, you’d know that it was shot around here and Bourke! I actually got to see a bit of a scene of it (the truck dealership scene) being filmed as they used the taxi base in Mansour Street for that part!
Never seen that movie, sounds like I need to search it out!Love Spielberg’s “Duel”…I remember road trips to Dubbo as a kid…or to Parkes, we used to go there often.
It is quite good – you need to watch the end of it though as I can tell you a bit about the yellow Toyota HiLux ute (SGC443) at the end!
Will search it out at Video City…
This is in great condition…Great shot…
Would you believe the only work this truck has had done to it was a respray??? Apart from that, it is 100% original, even with the 15 speed RoadRanger!