Trent Semple ‘s Paddock Truck gets a new life at Moura.
” I just wanted to say thanks for your help. I’m impressed how smooth it was to get parts given the age of the engine, and especially the distance we are.”
Trent Semple is a hard working diesel fitter at the Dawson Mine at Moura. In his “spare” time, he helps his parents run 1800 head of Santa Gertrudis cattle at Calool, an hour and a half south of Rockhampton, and also is in partnership on his own property. So when Trent takes the time to write a letter, it’s pretty special!
Trent bought an old Ford Louisville LNT 9000 with a Cummins 903 Engine de-registered as a paddock truck. Says Trent “One day I got excited, and thought, I want to get this going! A fellow at work recommended Torquepower in Brisbane. I called, and luckily I got Paul Duce. He is really good. He helped me with parts, tooling and good information, everything I needed to rebuild the engine. I came down and picked up the parts, and out of everything we only missed 2 gaskets and 2 O-rings ! Put it this way, the manufacturer was more expensive, and Torquepower seem to have all the parts for older trucks. “
“I’ve only got a week’s work to finish the wiring, and I’m all done, but it’s hard to get a spare week. I will register it, and we’ll use it to move gravel around, make roads, and put gravel around the troughs. What will I do when finished? No, I won’t cerebrate,” Trent laughs, “I’ll just start another project”.
Trent writes to Torque power’s Paul Duce, ” I just wanted to say thanks for your help. I’m impressed how smooth it was to get parts given the age of the engine, and especially the distance we are.”
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