Max and his brother Miller love to visit their grandad who works as a diesel mechanic. They love to climb on the trucks at what they call the truck hospital.

My name is Max Ludman and I’m 5 and 3/4 years old and I love big trucks.

My grandad is a mechanic for Hick Bros Civil in Silverdale, Auckland. I love going to the yard to see all of the different trucks and diggers.

This is their Western Star Transporter. There is a Caterpillar 815 Compactor on the trailer. The cab was very high and I sat on the red leather seat. It had a wooden steering wheel! We looked under the bonnet and saw the engine, which is a Caterpillar C15.

There were lots of different machines in the yard, the biggest were two Caterpillar 627 motor scrapers.

I can’t wait to see what trucks are there next time I visit again with my little brother, Miller.