The second life of GMC's

Tippers

Hundreds of GMC tippers must have been working in The Netherlands in the first two decades after WW2.
First of all seven
pictures of GMC-tippers owned by construction company B. Lute & Zn from Castricum (The Netherlands), the place where I was born. Several of them had their engines substituted by Henschel or Ford diesels, according to plates on the brushguards. As usual, the original open cabs had been replaced by closed so-called Dutch cabs (courtesy of Piet Lute and relatives, of the archives of Stichting Werkgroep Oud-Castricum and of Paul Keizer providing the last picture (note the LPG tank on that one!).
GMC van firma  Lute GMC van firma  Lute

GMC van firma  Lute GMC van firma  Lute

GMC van firma  Lute GMC van firma  Lute

GMC van firma  Lute

In Castricum it was not only Lute who used GMC's but also Twisk and Bosman. From a Priestman 'Lion' leaflet I copied one of their tippers in action.  Under that picture their tippers are at work in Velsen (right) and in (dusty) Rheden (left). At the background in that picture there is a dragline visible which seems to be carried by another GMC. Until the 70s Twisk and Bosman used a GMC watertanker to provide water to their road rollers (courtesy of Alwin Bosman).
GMC van firma Twisk en Bosman

GMC van firma Twisk en Bosman GMC van firma Twisk en Bosman

The next few pictures orginate from the pesonal archives of Peter de Groot: a tippers of Zegwaard (Ford Diesel), one of Asch (Perkins Diesel) and one of Versloot (Henschel Diesel). GMC van Zegwaard

GMC Asch GMC Versloot

Six pictures of GMC's of Jansen Bros from Rheden (courtesy of son Henk Jansen).
GMC van firma Jansen GMC van firma Jansen

GMC van firma Jansen GMC van firma Jansen GMC van firma Jansen GMC van firma Jansen

The next four pictures originate from the personal archive of Tiede de Graaf. The first threeGMC's were used by Sanders from Delft, the last one (equipped with a Henschel Diesel) by Blok from Rotterdam.
GMC van Sanders GMC van Sanders

GMC van Sanders GMC van Blok

The next three GMC's belongend to De Bruin from Ermelo (courtesy of daughter Heidi de Bruin). GMC van De Bruin

GMC van De Bruin GMC van De Bruin

The GMC on the left picture was owned by Kwinten from Westerhoven. At the background a Ford/Chevrolet CMP can be seen (courtesy of Albert Kwinten). The picture at the right shows a very common Netam 'three sides' tipper with a Perkins Diesel, owned by Schapers and De Bont. At the background a Pasal dragline is visible, mounted on a half track (courtesy of the Van de Ven farmily from Geldrop).
GMC Kwinten GMC Schapers en De Bont

Two pictures of one and the same tipper? This one is owned by Limpens (courtesy of Limpens firm, Armand Bastin, Jan Kiens en Harry Schols).
GMC Limpens GMC Limpens

Left: GMC's active after the Great Flood Disaster of 1953 in the province of Zeeland, The Netherlansd (source: www.onwijsnat53.nl/sporen/1953/De%20wederopbouw.htm ); rright: a GMC transporting debris for the Durox brick ovens in Vuren (courtesy of Anton van de Giessen).
GMC caissonbouw Zeeland GMC Durox Vuuren

Two GMC's of the Kamphof firm from Heino (courtesy of H. Kamphof, www.kamphofhout.nl ).
GMC Kamphof Heino GMC Kamphof Heino

Ad Gevers lent me the five following pictures: a line up of the many tippers of Mourik from Groot-Ammers, three tippers built by BUCA for the VAM compost company, and finally a picture of GMC multi-user Terro from Amsterdam, showing 10 trucks at one time (but the first competiting Deutz tippers are gradually taking over....).
GMC Mourik GMC BUCA


GMC BUCA GMC BUCA

GMC van Terro

More Terro-GMC's from the Amsterdam city archives: note the LPG tanks at the right side of the frame.
GMC van Terro GMC van Terro


GMC van Terro GMC van Terro


GMC van Terro GMC van Terro

GMC tipper of M. Kegelaar and his son Ben (then Maurik, nowadays Opheusden) (courtesy of Sonja Kegelaar).
GMC Kegelaar

GMC's of Verhulst from West-Kapelle (courtesy aan Adrie Verhulst). GMC Verhulst
GMC Verhulst GMC Verhulst

From the archives of the Zeeland Library.
GMC ramp Zeeland GMC ramp Zeeland

As so many others, also Groothuijse from Beek-Ubbergen started their firm with army surplus trucks among which this GMC.(courtesy of aan Theo Groothuijse, http://groothuijse.net/gt/index.php?inhoudsnaam=home). GMC Groothuijse

Winter time: the ideal time of the year for maintenance. Here we see the men of Verachtert from Kerkdriel at work (courtesy of Huub van Dijk, www.bouwmachinesvantoen.nl, and Tilly Verachtert).
GMC Verachtert

Nuy firm from Doornenburg: they also used GMC's (and a White / Brockway / Corbit dragline carrier) (courtesy of Willy Nuy).
GMC Nuij GMC Nuij

Brenk from Geldermalsen also used GMC's (courtesy of John van den Bosch; http://home.hetnet.nl/~trucker/story.htm).
GMC Brenk GMC Brenk

Wijnbergen from Zeist used GMC's too (courtesy of Ton van Wijnbergen). GMC Wijnbergen GMC Wijnbergen

Three GMC's of Pullens from Waalwijk (courtesy of Marcel van der Sluis).
GMC Pullens GMC Pullens

Four GMC tipper of Wassing from Tilburg being blessed by a priest (courtesy of Marcel van der Sluis).
GMC Wassing GMC Wassing

GMC's of Van Ruiven from Oud Beijerland (and a hidden Studebaker US6).
GMC van Ruiven GMC van Ruiven
GMC van Ruiven GMC van Ruiven

Unknown GMC's at work in the province of Zeeland.
GMC ramp Zeeland GMC ramp Zeeland

GMC passing the bridge in the Alblasserwaard polder, 1962. GMC brug Ablasserdam

Six GMC's serving as the heart of the Tiemissen firm (courtesy of Harold Tiemissen).
GMC van firma Tiemissen GMC van firma Tiemissen

GMC van firma Tiemissen GMC van firma Tiemissen

GMC van firma Tiemissen GMC van firma Tiemissen

Another contribution of Ad Gevers, once more illustrating that Dutch construction companies must have used hundreds of GMC tippers in the 50s and 60s.
GMC onbekend GMC onbekend


GMC onbekend GMC onbekend

A very shiny tipper of Vissers from Drunen, apparently at the day of delivery (courtesy of Jan de Pinth and Bert Theeuwen). GMC Visser

A nice line-up of three tippers: 1x International, 2x GMC owned by De Werd from 's-Hertogenbosch (courtesy of Wilma de Werd); right: a GMC with a Perkins Diesel and, not unusual in those days, adjusted front wheel fenders as a protection against mud (source: Leeuwarder Courant / Topografisch-historische Atlas).
GMC de Werd GMC Oosterhof

Left: a GMC tipper of Jongeotter from Bergschenhoek (driver: Aad Nieuwland) and right: a tipper of Vermeulen from Nieuwerkerk a/d IJssel (driver: Thijs de Zwart) (courtesy of Leo Mes).
GMC Jongeotter GMC Vermeulen

GMC tippers of De Later from Venlo: the first picture shows GMC's with Perkins diesels next to a Bedford, the next one at the left shows a tipper being loaded by Michigan (note the Hogra tipper at the background) (courtesyf of Anton de Later and Bert Theeuwen).
GMC  De Later


GMC De Later GMC De Later

A GMC owned by Van Seumeren from Utrecht (source: Van Seumeren Mammoet Archief). GMC Van Seumeren

The next five pictures show GMC's owned by Schols from Ambij (courtesy of Harry Schols and Hub Rekko). GMC firma Schols


GMC firma Schols GMC firma Schols


GMC firma Schols GMC firma Schols

A GMC bult by BUCA of Tol from Heerlen and a GMC of Ploemen from Meersen (courtesy of Hub Rekko).
GMC Tol GMC Ploemen

A GMC tipper of Klomp from Harderwijk. GMC Klomp

A GMC of Sleegers from Bakel and three GMC's of Kluijtmans from Vught (courtesy of Armand Bastin, Jan Kiens and Harry Schols).
GMC Sleegers GMC Kluijtmans

Left: Jan Vrienten standing in front of his GMC, owned by Elissen from Tilburg, at the background a Hovers 380 dragline; right: three other tippers of Elissen (courtesy of Harrie Vrienten).
GMC Elissen GMC Elissen

Tipper unloading tarmac for the lining of a dike (courtesy of Harrie Vrienten). GMC onbekend

Less common probably, but DAF too provided diesel engines for GMC (courtesy of Harrie Vrienten); Kees van Doorn (sitting next to the driver) informed me that this is the first GMC adjusted by Terberg from Benschop: reinforced frame and axles, a 120 HP DAF Diesel and a radio on board!
GMC onbekend

GMC tippers filled-up by a Boom dragline (left) and a Boom hoe (right) (courtesy of Jan Rijsdijk).
GMC met Boom GMC met Boom

The Nieuw Lekkerland cemetary under construcion by tippers of De Waard and Hak (courtesy of Ad de Waard).
GMC van De Waard

Five GMC's of Spreen from De Lier (courtesy of Leo Mes). GMC Spreen

Tippers of Van der Lingen from De Lier (courtesy of Leen van der Lingen).
GMC Van der Lingen GMC Van der Lingen

Tippers of an unknown firm (courtesy of Harrie Vrienten).
GMC onbekend GMC onbekend

Van Burik from Apeldoorn was specialized in converting former army trucks to civilian tippers. The conversion included the installation of a Netam 'three sides' tipper body, a so-called Dutch cab and replacement of the petrol engine by a DAF Diesel (courtesy of Peter van Burik, www.burik.com ).
GMC Van Burik GMC Van Burik GMC Van Burik

GMC tipper of Gruno (source: www.noordelijktransport.nl). GMC Gruno

Lensveld from Vlaardingen: once a multi-user of GMC tippers (brought to my attention by Henk Jansen). GMC Lensveld

Another example of post-war adjustments: a improved cab, streamlined fenders built-in head lights, and a Henschel Diesel engine installed: Boer firm from Nieuwerkerk upon IJssel (brought to my attention by Henk Jansen).
GMC onbekend

Verheul from Hazerswoude also used GMC's (coutesy of John Bosch via Henk Jansen).
GMC Verheul GMC Verheul

An unknown driver standing beside an unknown tipper.
GMC onbekend

Two GMC's of Verhoek from Kapel Avezaath ploughing snow (courtesy of Henk Jansen). GMC Verhoek

GMC tipper of Roetman firm from The Hague.GMC tipper

As common as this were GMC tippers in the 50s and 60s: six trucks being filled-up in a sand pit (note the Dutch cabs and the diesel conversions: Henschel in the first one, Perkins in the second one (brought to my attention by Henk Jansen).GMC tipper

GMC tipper of H. Cirkel (courtesy of Peter de Groot). GMC tipper

GMC tipper of Altro, towing a warf crane (courtesy of Peter de Groot). GMC tipper

Another tipper of Kolk firm from De Wijk (brought to my attention by Henk Jansen). GMC tipper

Tipper of De Moel from Alkmaar (brought to my attention by Henk Jansen). GMC tipper

Tipper of Van Leest from Emmen(courtesy of Peter de Groot, brought to my attention by Henk Jansen). GMC tipper

GMCs receiving their load of cold tarmac (from the archives of Ad Gevers, brought under my attention by Henk Jansen).
GMC afalt GMC Vasfalt

GMC of Van Drooge firm from Harlingen (brought to my attention by Henk Jansen). GMC kipper

GMC filling the Vliet canal in Leeuwarden (courtesy of Grutte Klier and Peter de Groot). GMC kipper

GMCs at the Velser tunnel construction site (courtesy of Loek Tholen). GMC kipper

GMCs at a unknown excavation pit (courtesy of mr Verdriet). GMC kipper

GMC of Spaansen from Winkel, equipped with Henschel Diesel (brought to my attention by Henk Jansen). GMC kipper

GMC tipper at work in Buiksloot, loaded by Atlas 1200 'May bug' (brought to my attention by Henk Jansen). GMC kipper

Proud kids in front of the GMC tipper of father, uncle or neighbour, employed by Dasselaars from Vriezenveen (brought to my attention by Henk Jansen). GMC kipper

Three pictures of GMC tippers of De Roon firm (brought to my attention by Henk Jansen) GMC BUCA GMC BUCA

GMC van Terro

A few more from unknown firms (brought to my attention by Henk Jansen) GMC kipper

GMC kipper

GMC kipper

GMC with Perkins diesel and, later on, an auxiliary hydraulic crane, owned by A. v.d. Hoek from Capelle a/d IJssel/Rotterdam (courtesy of Piet Klomp)

GMC A vd Hoek GMC A vd Hoek

GMC tippers of Schaafsma firm from Appelscha(brought to my attention by Henk Jansen)

GMC Schaafsma GMC Schaafsma

A GMC-tipper equipped with Dutch custom cab (and the typical Veedol babe!) of the from Malden (www.vanweesmalden.nl). GMC tipper

A GMC-tipper of Van Baarsen with a typical LPG holder aside to save fuel. GMC tipper

A GMC tipper of, presumably, Bos from Zeist, loaded by a NCK 304 of Van der Linden (photographer Paul Keizer, brought to my attention by Henk Jansen). GMC kipper

A GMC tipper owned by J.G. Nelis from IJmuiden equiped with a Ford Diesel and at the back ground an Atlas 1200 excavator (photographer Paul Keizer, brought to my attention by Henk Jansen). GMC kipper

A line-up of GMC tippers, equipped with locally manufactured steel cabs, owned by Hendriks from Lobith; note the diesel substitution: first one Perkins, second one DAF. GMC kipper

A GMC tipper of Van Hoeks from Valkenswaard loaded by their Rapier dragline mounted on a half-track (from the archives of Ad Gevers). GMC kipper

A GMC tipper equipped with a Ford Diesel engine, owned by Dienaar firm from Den Helder, loaded by an Atlas 1200 (from the archives of Peter de Groot). GMC kipper

A GMC tipper of Wink firm from Zuidwolde GMC kipper

A GMC tipper of Bakx firm from Bergen op Zoom GMC kipper

Two great pictures of the tippers of the Van der Linden firm from 's-Gravendeel: on top a line-up van converted (Ford Diesel) tippers and at the bottom a GMC with a Ruston Bucyrus on a low bed trailer (courtesy of Arie Pieters). GMC kipper GMC kipper

A GMC tipper of the Moret firm under the sand hopper (courtesy of Arie Pieters). GMC kipper

GMC's ready for mounting the tipper body and delivery by the Groko firm

GMC kipper GMC kipper

The Groka worshop and several GMC tippers under construction. GMC kipper

A GMC tipper with Dutch custom cab under the hopper somewhere near Haarlem (source: archive ofPaul de Keizer). GMC kipper

Four tippers, somewhere in Zeeland (courtesy of Opa Ko de Ronde). GMC kipper GMC kipper

GMC kipper GMC kipper

Een beautiful green tipper with Dutch cab and proud driver. GMC kipper

GMC tippers at work building the Haringvliet dam, possibly owned by Van Ruiven. GMC kipper

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