Australian Adventures Volume 2. DVD
Price: £16.95Australia's Road Trains are without doubt the most impressive road-going vehicles operating anywhere on earth and as usual the C.P.P. team has sought out the biggest and best examples. Starting in Western Australia, this video depicts one of Mitchell Fuels unique Kenworth K-100G twin-steer, tri-drive dromedary units hauling a 2AB Quad trailer on its gruelling run to the gold mines North of Kalgoorlie. The intrepid C.P.P. team then moves thousands of kilometres North to the remote port of Bing Bong on the Gulf of Carpentaria where Hampton tri-drive Kenworth-powered Road Trains strut their stuff in one of the least populated parts of the country. In the rugged Northern Territory town of Mataranka, C.P.P. caught up with The Mighty Atom, an impressive 2AB four-trailer tanker train hauled by a stunning tri-drive Kenworth tractor as it hauls its load through the wilderness of the Kakadu Park en route to Jabiru. This sector concludes in McKinlay, Queensland, a remote region made famous as the location of the Walkabout Creek pub used by Crocodile Dundee. C.P.P. were there to film the remarkable Mack Titan Road Trains operated by McIver Transport and known locally as Cannington Icons. The film continues with a selection of impressive single trailer outfits, then some two, three and four-trailer Road Trains hauled by tractor units from Scania, Volvo, Kenworth, Mack, International, Western Star and Ford. There are even a few ancient Atkinsons, some Volvo G88s and Kenworth SAR tractor units still carrying out local work having been retired from Road Train operations more than a decade ago. The final sector of this hour-long film looks at some examples of the equipment used to move livestock, bulk grains and aggregates, fuel and general freight and ends with a brief look at a heavy haulage Mack Titan en route to Port Hedland with a massive earthmover. 55 min.