Just a nice period picture

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Mark 1 should know this place , York-Strensall Rd
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Fantastic...... I bet that was in the days before they had rear-steer trailers too!
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Sunters are local legends here and were based in Northallerton, they were one of the first heavy hauliage companies. Loads on the web about them if anyone is interested. Remember them going through town on a regular basis as a nipper

https://tractors.fandom.com/wiki/Sunters
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cSQwzOH90nE
https://www.heavytorque.co.uk/features/ ... -bradwell/
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That is one BIG wrecker!
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In my early days we had old Wartime Diamond T's and later the post-war, early 50's Scammell recovery tractors (05 BD 90 type numbers) which could just about manage to pull a trailer loaded heavy Conqueror. Mind you, a Centurion was easy! Then came the big 'mighty' Antars that we used to say could take all the stone for Stonehenge from Wales to Stonehenge - in one trip! What lovely nostalgic photos.... Thanks all....., all made my day!
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mk1 wrote: Fri Feb 05, 2021 2:40 pm That is one BIG wrecker!
Scammell Contractor 6x4 ballast tractor.
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If I remember rightly Mr Sunter had a gull wing Mercedes sl300, and there was some rivalry with Sir Robert Ropner who drove Jaguars which may explain why he used a Dtype as a road car!
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