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More Power to the Trucks Innovative truck repowering and transport engineering in New Zealand from 1956 by Dave McWha

Dave McWha worked in the heavy transport industry for many years and has created a photographic record detailing the repowering of heavy trucks in New Zealand between 1956 and 1972.

In the early days of the repowring work, the engine used were often ex-army war surplus imported from the Pacific Islands by Jack Tidd and Ray Vincent. The early trucks were petrol-powered and expensive to operate. The repowered engines were diesel, with greater horsepower and were more economical.

More Power to the Trucks includes first-hand recollections from some identities of the time, as they share information and experiences that will give the reader an insight into this period of he transport industry in New Zealand.

Code No. 017593, 308 pages, ISBN 9780473457686, $136.00

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