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Pinzgauer

    HISTORY.                  

  1955......Development commenced.    1958.....First Haflinger comes off the production line.   

  1962.....First long wheel base Haflinger sold.         

  1963.....Development commences of the Pinzgauer  the ulimate successor to the Haflinger.

  1971.....First Pinzgauer comes off the production line on 17th May 1971.       

  1974.....Last Haflinger vehicle produced. 

                   


INFORMATION.
about Haflingers in Australia, importers, distributors, state dealers, models sold and the Australian Army type.

AUSTRALIAN distrubutors.

(Overview of the evolution of the Australian importers/distributors over the years.)
1959.....Moffat Virtue , Sydney (NSW) imports first Haflinger
1962.....AFB Anti Friction Bearings becomes Australian Dealer.
1968.....Ransome Pollard Hoffman Aust becomes Australian Dealer.
1972.....Haflinger Sales and Service P/L becomes Australian Dealer.
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STATE Dealers.
(State dealers over the years.)
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. Victoria...............................
AFB, Melbourne.
Ransome Pollard Hoffman Aust, Melbourne
Haflinger Sales and Service P/L ,Springvale.
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. New South Wales.................
Moffat Virtue, Sydney.
)Factory Rep, Avalon NSW
)Dealer network throughout N.S.W.
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. Queensland........................
AFB, Brisbane.
AFB, Bundaberg.
AFB, Mackay.
AFB, Townsville.
Westinghouse Track & Engineering P/L, Northgate.
Eagers P/L, Newstead.
Eagers P/L, Rockhampton.
Eagers P/L, Townsville.
Eagers P/L, Mackay.
Eagers P/L, Toowoomba.
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. South Australia...................
Freeman Motors Ltd, Adelaide.
Hood Telford Superspreaders, Mt Gambier.
GB Palmer, Millicent .
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. Northern Territory.............
Diesel Motors P/L, Darwin.
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. Tasmania............................
Lyn Archer Motors P/L, Hobart.
Robt W Leighton, Launceston.
Webster & Woolgrowers, Hobart.
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. Western Australia...............
RBR Machinery, Upper Swan.
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. Australian Capital Territory......
Bruce Ricardo P/L., Yarralumla. .
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. Paupa New Guinea ..............
Tyre Services P/L, Rabaul.
(formerly part of Aust
until independence
in1975,
was Territory of Papua)
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TYPES in Australia.
SWB 700 Series 1
SWB 700 Series 1 (Army Specs)
SWB 700 Series 2
SWB 700 Series 2 (North American type)
LWB 703 Series 1
LWB 703 Series 2
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LITERATURE : Newspapers: about Haflingers in Australia, as found in Newpapers.

The Canberra Times Tuesday 4 May 1965 p 18
ANTI-FRICTION WILL MISS ITS DIVIDEND
SYDNEY. Monday.-Anti-Friction Bearings Ltd earned a consolidated net profit of 1 2,731 in the six months to last December 31. Profit remained after providing 11,410 Tor taxation and 3,539 for depreciation. The results show a sub stantial improvement over the corresponding period in 1963 when net profit, after providing for taxation and depreciation, was 6,356. In his interim report to shareholders, the company chairman, Mr H. R. Syme, said sales were 50 per cent above the corresponding period in 1963 and 12 per cent above budget estimates. In excess of budget Sales since balance date have continued in excess of budget, he said.
A.F.B. (Australasia) Pty Ltd, the subsidiary distributing the Haflinger four wheel drive vehicle, although increasing its sales incurred a small loss which it is anticipated will be recouped by June 30. The company will not pay an interim dividend.
"The expansion beyond budget estimates, which is continuing, has created n strain on the company's re sources, and the directors consider the best interests of shareholders will be served by conserving funds to . finance this expansion and arc omitting payment of an interim dividend," Mr Symc said. He said the full year's results were expected to be satisfactory and consideration would be given to the dividend rate after balance date. ..........................................................................................................

The Canberra Times 06 May 1969 p 17
Haflinger dealer advertisment:

                      

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LITERATURE : Magazines : about Haflingers in Australia, as found in Magazines. .
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LITERATURE : Film : about Haflingers in Australia, as found in film .

                      

                       TV documentary: " Call of the Wild" , filmed Cape York ,Nth Queensland.

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PINZGAUER

>  (development/production history by year)

1964..... Development begins of Pinzgauer.


1969..... First prototype Pinzgauer developed.


1971.....First Pinzgauer comes off the production line on 17th May 1971 (model: 710 4x4 and 712 6x6).

1980....SDP begins development of diesel Pinzgauers (automatic and manual transmission).

1985 ....production ends of petrol Pinzgauers .(total 18,349 manufactured for both civilian and military) .

1986....First diesel Pinzgauers released , type P80 (model: 716 4x4 and 718 6x6) 6 Cyl diesel.

1990....variation of the P80 released as P90, 6 Cyl diesel.

1993 ...variation of the P90 released as P93, 6 Cyl diesel.

2000....production ceases of Pinzgauer at SDP factory in Graz ,Austria.

2000....production commences at Automotive Technik in U.K.

2002....variation of the P93 with 5 Cyl diesel (euro 3 emissions).

       

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