Story: Freight and warehousing

Heavy load

Heavy load

This tower, used to pour concrete on Waikato River hydro-electric schemes, was one of two making this journey in the 1950s. The pair were the first ready-built towers transported in New Zealand. They were carried for the Ministry of Works by Geo. Dale & Son, heavy haulage specialists. The units visible on either side of the truck bed are a stabilisation system developed by the company’s mechanical engineers. The firm later became part of the Freightways group.

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Matthew Wright and Megan Cook , 'Freight and warehousing - Deregulation', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/23463/heavy-load (accessed 20 November 2019)

Story by Matthew Wright and Megan Cook , published 11 Mar 2010