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A Defence spokesperson revealed to Quarry that a range of Mack Truck military platforms will also go on sale, an announcement likely to go down well with many operators.
A Defence spokesperson revealed to Quarry that a range of Mack Truck military platforms will also go on sale, an announcement likely to go down well with many operators.
 










Defence sells Macks, Land Rovers

Quarry operators will be given the opportunity to purchase vehicles from the Australian Defence Force as the military decommissions and sells off up to 12,000 Army vehicles.
As the ADF prepares to progressively upgrade its entire fleet by 2020, organisations will be offered the chance to purchase non-combat vehicles such as Land Rovers, trailers, Unimogs, trucks and truck-mounted cranes.

A Defence spokesperson revealed to Quarry that a range of Mack Truck military platforms will also go on sale, an announcement likely to go down well with many operators.

Truck and trailer configurations ”heavily based” on Land Rover are also likely to be popular with quarry companies.  

At this stage, the ADF doesn’t appear to be planning on the sale of earthmoving plant and equipment. However, the Defence spokesperson did indicate that any organisation wishing to submit a proposal to purchase plant and equipment may do so via the AUSTENDER website.

The sale is the ADF’s largest disposal of surplus military equipment since the end of the Second World War. Along with the fleet of 12,000 vehicles, 24 ships, 70 combat aircraft, 110 other aircraft, 120 helicopters, 600 armoured vehicles and a miscellany of communications equipment, weapons and ordnance will go on the block.

The resulting funds are to be channeled into Defence Project LAND 121, which will upgrade military equipment while replacing some with training simulators.

While organisations that refurbish and resell vehicles are anticipated to purchase the bulk of the fleet, the Federal Government is ensuring a number of historically significant vehicles go to heritage groups.

“A number of vehicles will be reserved and offered exclusively to community and heritage organisations, including the Australian War Memorial, RSLs and other historical organisations,” said Minister for Defence Materiel Jason Clare.

Potential buyers can view a full list of the vehicles on offer, or make a bid, at http://www.tenders.gov.au

Sources: Federal Department of Defence, Sydney Morning Herald









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