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1955 Commer B Series with Berryman Loader
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No: 868   Contributor: Graham Kircher   Year: 1955   Manufacturer: Commer   Country: Australia
1955 Commer B Series with Berryman Loader

1955 Commer B Series with six cylinder petrol engine with 4 speed gear box. Truck has a Berryman loader - a two man operation to operate. One man in the cab with the winch control and the other man on the scoop. The scoop is winched up the to the top of the frame were the gravel is tipped in to the back of the truck mechanically, then the scoop slides back down the ramp and dragged back by the operator for another load of gravel or sand. Hi-tech in the 40s & 50s and quicker than a hand shovel?
Picture added on 26 May 2008
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Sweet bringing one home shortly but she is in need of a bit of T L C like brakes

Added by Phillip Muir on 30 April 2014.
Although I have never operated one of these ingenious devices, I remember the local Shire Council having them, a discussion opened up today on the workings of them, and how they folded away. We were shovel blokes on our job, the boss said, "why have good men not working when there are shovels laying about, in the 1960's we became so good at it, 2 blokes could load 4 tons of sand in 20 minutes using long handled shovels, the handles and the shovel heads would fairly gleam.

Added by Les. Rundle on 22 March 2018.
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