Factory photo of a 1985 model PayHauler 350B. A very smart looking rig from any angle, the basic PayHauler shape changed little externally over the machines entire production life

Factory photo of a 1985 model PayHauler 350B. A very smart looking rig from any angle, the basic PayHauler shape changed little externally over the machines entire production life

A slightly larger 30 ton capacity PayHauler 100 at work in a coal mine stripping operation. This is another of Baker Constructions machines. Bakers eventually ended up with almost the entire imported population of PayHaulers

A slightly larger 30 ton capacity PayHauler 100 at work in a coal mine stripping operation. This is another of Baker Constructions machines. Bakers eventually ended up with almost the entire imported population of PayHaulers

A New Zealand based PayHauler 95B of Baker Construction at work on the Clutha hyrdo scheme in the late 1970s. This machine has the quarry body and optional larger front tires. The rugged no-nonsense appearance of this vehicle is obvious

A New Zealand based PayHauler 95B of Baker Construction at work on the Clutha hyrdo scheme in the late 1970s. This machine has the quarry body and optional larger front tires. The rugged no-nonsense appearance of this vehicle is obvious

One of Baker Constructions PayHauler 350’s heads off with a very impressive load to the dump site. With one of the lowest loading heights in the industry for a big hauler (it is only just over 13 feet to the top of the cabguard), the machine was popular with both drivers and loader operators.

One of Baker Constructions PayHauler 350’s heads off with a very impressive load to the dump site. With one of the lowest loading heights in the industry for a big hauler (it is only just over 13 feet to the top of the cabguard), the machine was popular with both drivers and loader operators.

Late production model 65C PayHauler with general purpose dump body exhibiting all the classic spotting features – circular fuel tank, kinked chassis rails and inverse sloped windscreen.

Late production model 65C PayHauler with general purpose dump body exhibiting all the classic spotting features – circular fuel tank, kinked chassis rails and inverse sloped windscreen.

One of the very last machines off the PayHauler production line, this US example displays all the later modifications made to the type including a very customized exhaust system and rearward sloping radiator guard

One of the very last machines off the PayHauler production line, this US example displays all the later modifications made to the type including a very customized exhaust system and rearward sloping radiator guard

And they come in white too! This 350C is painted in the optional “mining white” colour scheme which seemed to take off in a big way in the mid 90s. This American based example is one of the very few the author has seen painted in this way.

And they come in white too! This 350C is painted in the optional “mining white” colour scheme which seemed to take off in a big way in the mid 90s. This American based example is one of the very few the author has seen painted in this way.

Nice fleet of PayHauler 340’s, 350B’s and 350C’s lined up waiting for work in the California sun. Note the colour scheme variations between the older IH-manufactured machines and the later Payhauler Corp models

Nice fleet of PayHauler 340’s, 350B’s and 350C’s lined up waiting for work in the California sun. Note the colour scheme variations between the older IH-manufactured machines and the later Payhauler Corp models

Two 350B PayHaulers handling some particularly nasty rock in the USA, These are quite early 350B’s as they have rear mudguards similar to those fitted to the 350A. Subsequent production models had these items deleted altogether.

Two 350B PayHaulers handling some particularly nasty rock in the USA, These are quite early 350B’s as they have rear mudguards similar to those fitted to the 350A. Subsequent production models had these items deleted altogether.

In one of the nicest vistas you are ever likely to see, three of Baker Constructions International PayHaulers, two 340’s and a 350 pose beside Lake Pukaki. They are being loaded by an International 560 PayLoader

In one of the nicest vistas you are ever likely to see, three of Baker Constructions International PayHaulers, two 340’s and a 350 pose beside Lake Pukaki. They are being loaded by an International 560 PayLoader

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