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|About 16km from Geelong is the interestingly named town of Anakie, set at the foot of the Brisbane Ranges. I visited in September 2002, and whilst photographing the Anakie Fairy Park I could not help but notice the town has a more generous than normal supply of CMPs. No less than 4 businesses in this small town have a CMP and at least one is in regular use with a couple of others in running order.|
|There are 6 CMPs in this picture nestled in the sleepy town of Anakie.||No CMPs here, but I just had to share this picture of the entrance to the park which is built on a granite outcrop on Mt. Anakie.|
|This truck is closest to the park, almost next door in fact. It's a C60S set up as a trailer tractor.|
|At the opposite end of town is an engineering works with this active lengthened C15A. Now fitted with a Holden red motor it serves as a reverse-steering yard crane.|
a mechanic's yard is this pair of CMPs, a F30 on the left and a C15A.
The F30 has been recovered by Euan's father-in-law Iain who soon had it running again.
|The C60S has been modified (as were a number) for the State Electricity Commission to lop tree branches.|
|It has been extensively modified including a lengthened chassis and extensive cab mods. The rig on the back has been removed but consisted of a swivelling boom with an electric over hydraulic chainsaw arrangement on the end.|
|SEC instructions to the operator.||The engine cover still had the only ID plate on the truck with the contract number but no date.|
|Judging by the rubber steering wheel I'd say it's a 1942 model.||The side curtain has been remade (probably when the truck was reconfigured) along with the seat upholstery in black viny. They are made to the original pattern. The truck has a two speed transfer case fitted.|
|More pics of the Ford F30 on the next page.|