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Greg's elder brothers Bob,John and Bruce started earthmoving around 1959/60.
They saw an opportunity to combine earth moving with their farming business started by their Dad , Hec, at Diggers Rest in 1935. They also purchased a wheat farm at Quambatook in 1960. They often moved machinery between Diggers Rest and Quambatook on trucks like the old 'Commer'.
Their first bulldozer was a LeTorneau-Westinghouse LW16 (4 wheel drive skid -steer,like a giant Bobcat!

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Anderson's first dozer 'LeTorneau LW16' 1961
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Building dam at 'Plumpton Park' Diggers Rest 1961
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The cabin on this dozer was air-conditioned of course !

The old Chev semi trailer was used to cart hay and grain. The 'Commers' where later model British trucks ,all with petrol engines.
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Greg's Dad , Hec with 'Lend-Lease'Chev with semi-trailer about 1960
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Commer Truck
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Chev truck with semi-tailer,Greg sitting on truck & his brother Bruce 1960
The tank was from the old Diggers Rest army camp.
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Commer truck loaded with Massey-Ferguson 585 Header about to leave for Quambatook.1962

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Greg's Dad , Hec and uncle,Will cutting chaff at Diggers Rest farm circa 1936.
Tractor is Minniapolis-Moline.
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Greg operating a Cat 930 Loader at the Scoria Quarry, Diggers Rest, July 1972.
The air conditioning worked well - especially in July !
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Herb Blain and John Wallace - between them gave around 40 years service at the quarry.  
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Bruce Anderson (Greg's brother) and Herb Blain  with a Cat 950 loader.
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Anderson,s started the Scoria Quarry at Blackhill Road ,Diggers Rest around 1968/9. Here is a photo of an Allis -Chalmers HD 21 working at the quarry in the 70's.
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A new Terex dozer arriving at the quarry in the 80's. It had a GM V12 two stroke diesel engine - the radiator in the back behind the cabin. It was a D9 size dozer.
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Anderson's Cat D8K working in the pit at Diggers Rest Quarry (Circa 1983)
 
 
 
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