On its last job before retirement, this Leyland powered model B3FD R-15 is shown working on the Twizel hydro project in the early 1970s. The massive ‘I’ beam main frame is shown to good advantage in this photo
Obviously not the correct way to dump a load, this model 82FD R-15 has a wee nap at the bottom of the aggregate pile at Carsons Quarry near Plimmerton, Wellington. The machine was later repaired and put back into service.
Taken at Gracefield in Lower Hutt,1973, this R-15 awaits its fate at public auction where the Ministry of works disposed of a good deal of its old plant. A British-built model B6FD, this R-15 has the Rolls-Royce C6NFL diesel under the bonnet.
Dumping an impressive load of rock, this Ministry of Works R-15 is at work on the mighty Benmore dam. It is quite remarkable how much punishment these tough old machimes could absorb and still come back for more.
Pat McPeake of Firths in Cambridge admires the new paint job on the company’s 1957 B7FD R-15. Despite it’s age, the old R-15 still looks really sharp and ready for a hard days work. The muffler would have been well appreciated by the operator!
Believed to have been taken on the Tongariro Power Scheme, these two R-15’s are model B6FD’s and were owned by Fletcher Construction from new. They were in the last batch of R-15’s imported into New Zealand
Three of the Public Works Department brand new Euclid R-15’s line up for the camera just prior to going to work on the Roxburgh dam. These are model 49FD machines powered with a GM 6-71 and are painted the original dark Euclid Armington Green colour.