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Offline Ivanalandy

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How to read my service book
« on: August 08, 2018, 04:07:13 PM »
Guys how do I read this? Year of manufacture:1991. Date of entry into service: 2009. Record of transfer between units shows one line entry, unit destination 4/19 PWLH, Melbourne, 30 Jan 07. First service was at 278 km on 6 feb 07. Record of repairs, first entry is 240km on 12/12/06, 1034 hrs spent by tenix with that generic typed upgrade that they all have, then second entry at 5788km hand written with actual things fixed on 6.510.

What does all this meN??
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Re: How to read my service book
« Reply #1 on: August 08, 2018, 04:27:54 PM »
Guys how do I read this? Year of manufacture:1991. Date of entry into service: 2009. Record of transfer between units shows one line entry, unit destination 4/19 PWLH, Melbourne, 30 Jan 07. First service was at 278 km on 6 feb 07. Record of repairs, first entry is 240km on 12/12/06, 1034 hrs spent by tenix with that generic typed upgrade that they all have, then second entry at 5788km hand written with actual things fixed on 6.510.

What does all this meN??

Sounds like Tenix rebuild and usually they clock starts from zero again as does the GM120, it would of had a life b/w 1991 and 2009.
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Re: How to read my service book
« Reply #2 on: August 08, 2018, 04:50:35 PM »
The full version of the unit title is 4th/19th Prince of Wales Light Horse Regiment. This is an Army Reserve unit with its headquarters at Watsonia, Victoria. It has other depots in regional Victoria.

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/4th/19th_Prince_of_Wales%27s_Light_Horse
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Re: How to read my service book
« Reply #3 on: August 09, 2018, 08:24:50 PM »
I would say you have a typical RFSV which were built up from new or near new 110 FFR's, the log book in mine is a little more specific that yours appears to be...by your post, all the hours of work were basically stripping them down and fitting diferent parts and rebuilding and modifying them to the CoA directive.

It would have ended up with 4/19 when some Reserve armoured units went through a restructure when they lost there M11's and ended up with the "Light Cavalry Landrover" which was just another name for them.
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Re: How to read my service book
« Reply #4 on: August 09, 2018, 09:58:37 PM »
not all 110's had the 'Tenix' Treatment, but many did, mine did.
my tgm-120 had more info than that. but I did notice my engine was swapped, not that it mentions it in that part of the book.
but I noticed the delivery engine no. mentioned at the start of the book is different  to the current issue.

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Re: How to read my service book
« Reply #5 on: August 10, 2018, 01:01:54 AM »
Standard practice upon rebuild to start a fresh log book, as issued to a 'new' vehicle. The previous log book was generally destroyed/binned. The same goes for all Army rebuilds - it is difficult to locate service information pre-rebuild for most vehicles, including AFVs.

That would be 4th/19th Prince of Wales's Light Horse Regiment.

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Re: How to read my service book
« Reply #6 on: August 10, 2018, 09:43:28 AM »
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Standard practice upon rebuild to start a fresh log book

Not always the case, at work we had 2 911 Firetrucks and they had been Re-built so many times the log books were almost the thickness of an Encyclopedia Britanica, These went back with the trucks but they were not part of the vehicles when they went to auction as they would have turned off a lot of prospective buyers if they had seen what they needed fixing.


Anyway back to the OP's Question, the original amount of hours would have been bringing this vehicle upto RFSV Spec, mine has without checking the same amount of hours and an EX WO1 who is a club member and was part of the project for these vehicles (RFSV) he checked my book and explained  what all the work entailed.


When an engine is changed it is meant to be entered, in the field we had an engine swap in an M113 I was driving and the RAEME guys gave us the paperwork for our spanners to enter it on RTU, wether it happened I don't know but things do slip through the cracks especially when contractors are involved and at times some lack of oversight.

I will get my log book out and clarify anything the OP needs.


« Last Edit: August 12, 2018, 07:53:01 PM by Hell-Fire »
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Re: How to read my service book
« Reply #7 on: August 11, 2018, 07:08:39 AM »
Thanks for all your help guys. My question was really around the dates as they donít seem to line up. See attached pics. The book has typed date for date of entry into service but it says 2009 and the first service entry lines up with that being in 2010.

But it also has the typed tenix overhaul entry in 2006.
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Re: How to read my service book
« Reply #8 on: August 11, 2018, 12:51:52 PM »
The way I read it.

Manufactured: 1991.
Rebuilt: 2006.
I assume it then went into storage.... others did.
Initial issue after rebuild (date of entry into service): 2009.
Normal servicing work: 2010.

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Re: How to read my service book
« Reply #9 on: August 11, 2018, 06:17:09 PM »
The Mods I mentioned above were as stated completed on 12/12/06 and as was my RFSV it was a new FFR when it got built up to RFSV spec. The later repairs were carried out at what I would say is its first major service from is issue as AGAS stated in 2009.
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Re: How to read my service book
« Reply #10 on: August 11, 2018, 08:51:12 PM »
interesting that you got a whole new book, mine had the same tenix treatment, but they kept the original pages, as AGAS5 mentioned, appears your 110 went into storage. My book mentions 1990 year of manufacture , yet it did not go into service until March 1994! Used till 2006 and then tenix'ed until going to 3CSR and not being used much with only 18,000km covered from 2007 to 2017. Not sure the Army really got the value out of my 110. I wonder who else has records that show prolonged storage. In some ways, maybe not the best for the 110's. Wonder if anyone knows what care was taken with a 110 in storage, probably not much!

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Re: How to read my service book
« Reply #11 on: August 12, 2018, 12:09:40 AM »
Hell fire,

There are exceptions .... should have said 'standard practice in most instances'. Thanks for the info: what was the make/model of the fire trucks, please?

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Re: How to read my service book
« Reply #12 on: August 12, 2018, 06:42:56 PM »
they get new logbooks when the original gets lost.

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Re: How to read my service book
« Reply #13 on: August 12, 2018, 08:01:04 PM »
Mike Asks

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what was the make/model of the fire trucks, please?

They were Mercedes Benz 911's and they were named "Skippy" and "Smokey" which was still stenciled on the doors at auction, don't know what they sold for though.

Stephen says.

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they get new logbooks when the original gets lost.

They are an accountable item when CES checking and they should never leave the Transport office except when going for repairs. I can tell you I would hate to be responsible for losing one of these for an in service Vehicle.
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Re: How to read my service book
« Reply #14 on: August 15, 2018, 01:02:02 AM »
The 12/12/06 date in the log book will be wrong....
None of the Mark 2 upgrade sort of versions (which yours is) were done that early.
For a more accurate date of the upgrade, have a look at the data plate that is on the forwards face of the ROPS.