Featured Vehicle – November/December 2016

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203-037 towing Bus888 on Cohen Street in 2009.
203-037 towing Bus 888 on Cohen Street in 2009.

203-037 is a MACK Ultra Liner tow truck. It was built in 1990 and is the oldest operational vehicle at ACTION.

The requirement for a new tow truck was highlighted in April 1990, when workshop staff placed a ban on using the existing UD tow truck which was not heavy enough to tow buses over 9.4 tonnes – which included all articulated buses and the new Renault buses.

The MACK tow truck is operated by ACTION personnel and is based at Belconnen Depot. In addition to towing ACTION buses it may be called out for other heavy vehicle recovery jobs in the Canberra region.

Further details:

  • 203-037 on ACT Bus Gallery
  • “Random, cumulative bans to halt ACTION buses” – Canberra Times article onĀ Trove (10 April 1990)