Where’s your happy place? The author in his at the controls of a B14UOT model TS-14 in the Mangawekas. Taylor & Culley did a section of this portion of State Highway 1, some of the steepest country around and the TS-14 took it in its stride.
Downer & Co B14UOT TS-14 comes downhill on a housing subdivision site at Tawa, Wellington, 1975. This particular machine has a spillguard extension fitted to the apron, a Clyde Engineering fitted option.
TS-14’s could go anywhere!. This particular example belonging to Oldfield Earthworks of Masterton, fords a river in the Wairarapa, 1967. Note the cardboard placed to keep the bow wave out of the radiator.
Filling in a portion of Onehunga Bay for the Hillsborough section of motorway, one of Ian Martins TS-14’s returns for another load. Ian’s TS-14’s were very well maintained and always looked sharp. This is a comparatively rare (for NZ) model 13UOT.
Newly delivered model 6UOT TS-14 of N.Z.Roadmakers on its first job at the site of what was to become Alcan Aluminium in Wiri, South Auckland, 1961. The 6UOT, first of the TS-14’s, differed from all other TS-14’s by having its rear aircleaner mounted off to the right as can be clearly seen. Note also the rear exhaust pipe with no muffler, standard equipment in the 1960s.
Feast Contractors loading rotten rock in the hills of Wellington, 1970. This particular machine is a model 7UOT with the 4-speed Allison transmission. TS-14’s were in their natural element in goat country!
Coming out of the cut on the Porirua Police Training College site in 1975 is this TS-24 belonging to Barry Andrews Earthmoving. This particular TS-24 is one of the 12V-71 powered ‘Vietnam specials’ which were privately imported. It features the power down apron, (an upgrede introduced around 1959).
Over the top goes the TS-24 of Clouston & Lake (an ex Feast & McJorrow Machine) helped by a Terex 82-40. The location is the Haywards Hill road widening (between the Hutt Valley and the Kapiti Coast) and the date is 1973. Note the un-muffled rear exhaust pipe, a Euclid ‘twin’ trademark.
Seen working in Island Bay, Wellington in the early 1960s, this TS-24 belonged to Feast & McJorrow and is getting a push from that company's TC-12 dozer. Note the straight exhaust pipe on the rear engine of the scraper with no muffler - standard supply ex-factory on all pre-1965 Euclid TS-24s