Seddon Atkinson Strato!
This Seddon Atkinson Strato was Cummins N14 Plus powered & worked for Ian Borlase on logging duties in the South Islands West Coast at the turn of the century.
It was working on the last of the native logging on the Buller Overcut before the government of the time closed down native logging on the Coast, as part of a political move to appease the large greenie voting blocks in the main centres. This move devastated the local sustainable logging industries, & this was their swan-song.
There is some footage of the giant Russian Mil-8 heavy lift helicopter that was used to lift the logs, and it was an impressive sight, never to be seen again.
More of this can be seen on the Truck Files videos – on www.truckingvideoproductions.com