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New tug


This was at an auction this morning, near Wangaratta, could make a great tug



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Ideal for a solo traveller I suppose if they like that open sports feeling, wind in the hair (if they have any) whilst getting high on the fumes.



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I came across a gent and his wife, in a tractor towing a caravan, in about 2014

They told me that for many years they towed a camper trailer

There is supposed to be a tribe of like minded people, in the South West of WA

Before my time, but there was supposed to be a tractor as "Tail end Charlie," following the Redex overland race in the early 1950's

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I have seen tail end Charlie many times,Great tractor a Chamberlain Champion

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Tony Bev wrote:

Before my time, but there was supposed to be a tractor as "Tail end Charlie," following the Redex overland race in the early 1950's


 Read about it here. - - And here. The Chamberlain tractors had a spring front axle, therefore their speed was not limited like those with unsprung front ends. Tail end Charlie had a specially cut differential to give it the extra speed. In the 1957 Mobilgas rally it averaged around 950 km per day.



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A bit more about having a tractor as the tug, links are to the ABC News, and the local papers

I say good on them, as they are enjoying themselves

http://www.abc.net.au/news/2016-08-22/tractor-club-tours-wa-mid-west-region-on-chamberlain-9gs/7773162

https://thewest.com.au/news/kalgoorlie-miner/nullarbor-tractor-tour-fascinates-muster-crowd-ng-b88454394z



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Craig1 wrote:

This was at an auction this morning, near Wangaratta, could make a great tug


drove one like this as a 14 year old kid on a local farm,and my mates father had a chamberlain which went like  a scolded kat. 



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