Author Topic: International Harvester AB-160 "Teaspoon Tipper"  (Read 3680 times)

Offline Diana Alan

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International Harvester AB-160 "Teaspoon Tipper"
« on: May 06, 2013, 01:04:39 PM »
We recently had some discussion on the Truck, Dump 2 1/2 Ton AB-160.  I know that Glen did at least some of his time in SVN on the teaspoon tippers, how about we kick off the Other International Trucks section off with some more information?


Image from the REMLR site: http://remlr.com/Army-Inter/AB160.html
REMLR 240.
Perentie FFR 50-422, SIII FFR 30-146, SIIA GunBuggy 112-726, Mk3 Inter 170-437, ex-SADF SIIB/SIII Radio Relay,
Army Trailers: No5 x 2, W/S x 2, PT1-1.2, Horndraulic ATR dog trailer.
Civilian: MY85 RRc HiLine 4.6, MY51 ex-RACQ 80", MY91 Defender/Reynolds Boughton 6x6, MY12 D4 SDV6

Offline Diana Alan

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Re: International Harvester AB-160 "Teaspoon Tipper"
« Reply #1 on: May 06, 2013, 07:53:29 PM »
Just a little note, it seems that at some time Australia gave Sabah 17 X AB-160 Tippers on the Colombo Plan and that by 21 June 1965 the Sabah Government had declared them BER  and gave them back to the Australian Army as spares for 24 Const Sqn.  (Page 48 http://www.awm.gov.au/collection/records/awm95/4/7/awm95-4-7-2.pdf )

Also it seems that the AB-160 were becomming unservicable in use. See image below from http://www.awm.gov.au/collection/records/awm95/4/7/awm95-4-7-5.pdf
REMLR 240.
Perentie FFR 50-422, SIII FFR 30-146, SIIA GunBuggy 112-726, Mk3 Inter 170-437, ex-SADF SIIB/SIII Radio Relay,
Army Trailers: No5 x 2, W/S x 2, PT1-1.2, Horndraulic ATR dog trailer.
Civilian: MY85 RRc HiLine 4.6, MY51 ex-RACQ 80", MY91 Defender/Reynolds Boughton 6x6, MY12 D4 SDV6