Graeme Palmer
Graeme Palmer Jon Wallis

Graeme never regretted taking up driving

"IT'S A beautiful day for a drive, although at this time of year the roads are fairly busy with tourists, from all over the world it seems, plus all the hold ups from the seemingly endless roadworks that are going on down the Midland Highway, and elsewhere!"

Graeme Palmer from Tunnack driving a Springhill Pastoral 1993 Ford LN9000 "Louisville" with a 405 Hp Series 60 up front, and he was towing a flat deck load of fertiliser from Impact at Brighton up to Tunbridge having first taken a load of hay to Bothwell, and then he was looking forward to knocking off for the day and getting home.

He expressed some concern about the 20,000 hectare bushfire burning in the S.W. Wilderness, and it's potential to become a major fire threat and spread in the coming months under the right conditions.

"Well we had good late rains which means there will be a good harvest this year, grain season starts next week. I've been driving for Springhill for just over two years, and they are a top outfit, and as for the Louie? It's a good reliable, mature aged, truck. Do I like Louisvilles? Yes I do. In fact I have an old one home myself on the farm, and it still goes well too. I've been out on the road for about 16 years now, and I've never regretted taking up driving."

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