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|Ford and Chevrolet 2 1/2 cubic yard tippers|
|Australia produced these tip trucks using the 134" wheelbase chassis from both Ford and Chevrolet. Ford survivors are far more numerous than Chevs.
The official nomenclature and variants were:
MV Field Spec 1384 Trucks 3-ton Tipping 2-1/2-cub yds (Aust) No1 Ford 4X4
The following photographs are from my archives taken since 1971.
|Very rare No.1 body|
|This was the first Ford blitz I had ever seen actually running. It belonged to Maurie Cowley, a tree feller. The site where the photograph was taken is now part of Melbourne's Eastern Freeway at Doncaster.||From Murtoa comes this pic of a modified tipper (Euan McDonald)|
|Heathcote, Vic (Euan McDonald)||Phillip Hiller, Broken Hill.|
|Ringwood Timber and Trading Company, 1973.||Mungerannie Station, Birdsville Track South Australia 1999.|
|Kingaroy, 2003. (Cliff)||Kingaroy, 2003. (Cliff)|
|Chevrolet No4, Cranbourne, 1974.||Nasco hoist instruction plate.|
|Data plate from a Chev No.4 tipper, Daylesford.|