THE SELF STEERING TRAILER

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A promotional film for Armstrong Engineering & Welding Works Ltd, Takanini demonstrating their new steerable truck trailer.

Scenes of Auckland streets and traffic.

A man demonstrates with a model truck on a table.

Real trucks give example of 180 degree turns and cornering on a sandy beach.

“Note the independent action of all wheels” A non steering unit shows “clear evidence of tyre scuffing”

On the Auckland motorway, the trailer is tested for recovery of a skid.

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Year 1965

Reference number F27496

Collection Film and Video Collection

Media type Moving Image

Place of Production NEW ZEALAND/AOTEAROA

Genre Trailer

Duration 0:12:20

Production company Sunlander Films

Credits Photography: Eric F Burns
Editing: Eric F Burns
Commentary: Merv Smith

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