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Online Tom van Brits

Re: TVB op vakansie na Gough Eiland
« Reply #4840 on: July 11, 2020, 01:38:09 am »
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The streets are still full of cones around all the construction and fallen trees which are many.
The municipal dumpsters stays open late every day for people cleaning up after work.
As I came home the finally managed to cut this big tree open and pulled the 2 x wrecked vehicles free
Then it was quite amazing to see how they use 2 x Dodge RAM bakkies to pull the tree into one lane to continue chopping it.
Amazing how small SA bakkies look these day in comparison with American bakkies or like they say pick up trucks.
Like I have stated previously, I feel a bit guilty of my own carbon footprint because i ride a V8 truck (my company vehicle) to work every day and that is a 30min drive one way but yes some days i do haul heavy anhydrous ammonia trailers and no way a standard Ranger (we got them here too) or Hilux (we also got them under a different name) will haul these trailers and perform some of the work that we do.
I even got pulled (towed) by a Dodge RAM last year in an empty semi which has got an empty right of 28 000 pounds.
So one may reason these guys went overboard with bakkies (pick up trucks) but no they haven't cause they still got the small ones, even Isuzu which we know back home is Chev Colorado here (exact same thing) but believe me in all honesty,  these V8 bakkies are perfect for America.
Fuel is currently about R8 a liter (converted) and most V8 bakkies return between 17 and 19 miles per gallon. Mile is 1.6km and USA gallon is roughly 3.8 liter.
 

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Re: TVB op vakansie na Gough Eiland
« Reply #4841 on: July 12, 2020, 09:57:01 pm »
I was driving another truck this week, and on cloud 9 for driving 2 weeks!
Unfortunately it is a temporary arrangement but like they say; enjoy it while it lasts.
I do not get to take pictures that often, in fact hardly ever and I am now even more relieved that Martin has advised me not to go the 'expensive new camera' route since although I take extremely good care of this secondhand Fujifil XT1 it rides with me in the truck and wherever I go, it fits in my lunch bag (in it's own camera bag of course) so no hassle to take it with but I often need to leave it unattended and nobody will guess that there is a usd 650 camera in there. Yes it is very safe here and I never here of crime but you never know, rather save than sorry.
I was off since noon yesterday, and all 3 of us living in the same house took a nap to try and catch up on sleep and then we had a nice braai with a couple of beers.
Today I just worked in the garden, and I am just plain lazy and just browse a bit on the laptop doing nothing much at all.
The thing I really miss is being able to go places, since our company vehicles are branded we are not allowed (obviously) to go to some events like fir instance the car races last night. I was so hoping one of the local work colleagues will go and take me woth since I have mentioned that if anyone got an extra seat ill contribute gas money and be the designated driver but unfortunately nada.
If I get called back next year ill buy me a usd 2k car just to be able to go places. 2 of our team this year have done it and I can see it definatly add value to their lives.
Yes I got a bicycle but never use it anymore since Marysville where i live is in the flinthills and that is just up and down, rolling hills all the way and I just lack the stamina when im off duty for more physical work......yes I hardly ever run, maybe once a week a 5km and thats it  :)

PS: All the pictures were taken in very bad light conditions, hazy and warm late afternoon but I have tried to make it a bit presentable.
 

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Re: TVB op vakansie na Gough Eiland
« Reply #4842 on: July 12, 2020, 09:58:46 pm »
Another PS  :lol8: , I take pride in keeping my vehicles clean, it took me 2 hours yesterday to give my semi a proper wash  ;)
 

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« Reply #4843 on: July 12, 2020, 10:49:56 pm »
You missed a spot on the bumper ;)

Nice pictures, thanks Tom!
 
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Re: TVB op vakansie na Gough Eiland
« Reply #4844 on: July 13, 2020, 10:05:50 am »
 it took me 2 hours yesterday to give my semi a proper wash

Seems it's big for just a semi?!! ;) >:D :peepwall: :lol8:

Keep on flying the SA flag high Tom and I hope you get stuck on trucks for the rest of the season. :thumleft:
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Re: TVB op vakansie na Gough Eiland
« Reply #4845 on: July 13, 2020, 01:21:47 pm »
it took me 2 hours yesterday to give my semi a proper wash

Seems it's big for just a semi?!! ;) >:D :peepwall: :lol8:

Keep on flying the SA flag high Tom and I hope you get stuck on trucks for the rest of the season. :thumleft:

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Thanks Chris, but unfortunately I was told that one of our main tasks other than loading trains which we always do is to offload trucks in the harvesting season and that should be around 2.5 months starting towards end of September.
It's all good, hoping for much time in the trucks yes!!  :thumleft:
 

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« Reply #4846 on: July 20, 2020, 08:42:31 am »
Tom you quite? You found yourself a honey that is keeping you busy?

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« Reply #4847 on: July 20, 2020, 08:54:29 am »
Tom you quite? You found yourself a honey that is keeping you busy?

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« Reply #4848 on: July 22, 2020, 09:36:56 pm »
Tom is maar suinig met nuus!
 

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« Reply #4849 on: July 27, 2020, 12:56:25 pm »
Baie stil, ek hoop nie daai Nebraska meisies het die man beet nie.  Manís got a bad back...
 

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« Reply #4850 on: July 27, 2020, 01:07:27 pm »
Yep, two weeks no news, that's not like him. Isn't he on FB with some dogs and bitches? Let us know if he is doing okay.  :3some:
 

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Re: TVB op vakansie na Gough Eiland
« Reply #4851 on: July 27, 2020, 05:40:05 pm »
He is ok. Just needed a little break from WD forum

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Re: TVB op vakansie na Gough Eiland
« Reply #4852 on: July 27, 2020, 06:32:35 pm »
He is ok. Just needed a little break from WD forum

found a suitable wife yet  ;)
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« Reply #4853 on: July 27, 2020, 07:36:42 pm »
He is ok. Just needed a little break from WD forum

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« Reply #4854 on: July 28, 2020, 06:43:36 am »
He is ok. Just needed a little break from WD forum
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« Reply #4855 on: July 28, 2020, 07:28:00 am »
Glad to hear that he is OK  :thumleft:

I also enjoy his thread and photo's and hope to see post from Tom very soon again.
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« Reply #4856 on: July 28, 2020, 08:55:55 am »
Tom's mother passed away please keep him and his family in your thoughts. :( :'(
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« Reply #4857 on: July 28, 2020, 08:58:02 am »
Tom's mother passed away please keep him and his family in your thoughts. :( :'(

 :( Best wishes Tom. RIP
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« Reply #4858 on: July 28, 2020, 09:02:04 am »
My condolences, strongs in this difficult time.
Thinking of you and your son.
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« Reply #4859 on: July 28, 2020, 09:06:59 am »
My condolences, strongs in this difficult time.
Thinking of you and your son.and daughter.
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