Demac Buses and Coaches

The buses on this site are actively tracked. The last registration record search was 4 March 2010.

Dargaville Engineering & Manufacturing Co Ltd (Demac) modified a number of Ford chassis. They also did the coachwork on 11 Nortruck between 1984 and 1986. These are often also referred to as Demacs as the Demac branding is prominent.

Ford R1114

DMC85806Ritches Transport Holdings Ltd28718 February 1987NE5902CoF exp 08/06; Stationed in Timaru Dec 04
Mark Osborne, Christchurch 2 October 2007NE5902Reg as truck
Owen Dixon, Invercargill 5 October 2009NE5902Reg as truck

Ford D800

A 1966 Ford D800 rebuilt in 1983 by Demac as B37+15F school bus.
002703A W Shield Ltd33 Aug 1983LG2603 
Caves Buses, Whangarei?28 Jan 1997LG2603Athol Cave
Tru Colours, Whangarei?4 July 2003LG2603T J Ujdur
D Walters, Waipu?5 March 2004LG2603reg on hold 04
T & B Beaver, Kaikohe?15 Oct 2004LG2603reg on hold 04

Ford D1000

Registered as a Custombuilt Demac.
D10006088Peter Hallowes, Russell?12 Oct 1983LF6539B23Fv
J Bryant, Auckland?19 Feb 1986LF6539 
J Wildermoth, Glenfield?21 Feb 1986LF6539 
Youth for Christ NZ Inc, Mt Roskill?26 Mar 1986LF6539 
Collingwood Bus Service?5 May 1988LF6539Peter Lill
M C Bayly?25 Nov 1992LF6539used on Gt NZ Pub Crawl 1993
Cambridge Travel Lines?18 May 1994LF6539Tauwhare Transport Ltd
M A Beenen, Maungaturoto?22 Dec 2001LF6539 
City Connections, Mangere?5 July 2003LF6539Brian Southee
Frankton Auto Spares, Hamilton?4 Mar 2004LF6539L V Potts
A C Melrose, Kerikeri?15 Feb 2005LF6539Movan; Reg on hold 05

Ford D1314

DMC8245Katikati Bus Co Ltd72 July 1985ME6093 
Cozzie Coaches Ltd, Tauranga?6 December 1995ME6093 
registration lapsed 28 June 2004  
R G Jenkins, Whitianga 19 May 2006DHD834Movan
28 November 2006H0ME 
C R McCarthny, Kuaotunu?28 September 2009H0MEMovan


Last updated 8 Mar 2010

Initial data from Stan White and Anthony Greaney.