I do believe Andy cycled past me at around 13.08pm yesterday afternoon!
I was dealing with a rather heavy nose bleed when you came past, you might have noticed the bloody paper hanky, it was a tad sudden!...
Plenty of good stuff around yesterday, heres a few snaps
One of my fave MAN units at the moment is Robinsons very handsome HIAB (Got a heavy crane fixed to back of the cab for lifting big prefabs and crane parts which make a big part of this firms usual work load) unit seen here most likely heading back to the yard on the edge of Sandy!
Stobart G cab L7397, Jeanette Carol, pulling a Huddersfield Giants Super League reefer with the new, slightly updated livery (They now feature the name of the player on the side if you look closely) Could be one of my last shots of one of these as Stobart have terminated their sponsorship of the Super League now i do believe (Rugby League season is over now too IIRC) so theses trailers will revert back to the more usual white "Temperature Controlled Distribution" livery soon...
Sure would be nice if Stobart got to sponsor a proper Rugby Union tournament in the future!...
A very nicely turned out Metcalfe Farms 4 Series V8 Scania Topline makes its way south with a military spec Iveco Trakker tied to the trailer. Looked a very interesting vehicle!
Also very interesting BMW Motorrad liveried step frame transporter, pulled by a very early, original shape, Renault Magnum. Can only assume theres a motor sport event on somewhere as i saw a an old Iveco Euro Star 4x2 lowline tractor pulling a very similar trailer across Bushmead Rd last night...
Very nicely colour co-ordinated and interestingly laid out Volvo FMX rigid tipper complete with a "Jack In The Box" style draw bar here with a pair of new looking Bomag pavers loaded up!
Don't see too many FMXs out and about round here which is a shame really as they are quite smart and fairly cool little rigs i think!
Hows about that then for a cracking looking yoke!
EX RW Simpson Volvo FH (Hence the livery! They had quite a few units featuring The Simpsons artwork i'm told) now in service with Edwards Haulage heads by! Love intricate airbrush liveries like this, must have been a real labor of love for someone! Think its good the new owners of this rig kept the old livery too, makes it stand out a fair bit for sure!
I wonder if DJDestiny has seen one of these on his yard before going by the trailer?...
Proof the old MP3 Actros can still be made to look good! Very nice use of colour on this eyecatching D&L Trans unit
Two for the price of one! A pair of tidy Lincs operated S Lyon & Sons FHs head by in piggy back style!
I saw the driving unit pulling a very odd load on Sunday afternoon (Looked like a cross between a fire service turntable ladder and a full on piling rig if that conjures up an image!) so i guess he must have overnighted somewhere nearby and picked the other truck up after tipping the previous load!
The classic of classics IMO, hard to beat a 3 Series Scania and this one was a stunner!
ANOTHER big heavy crate! Abbey Heavy Haulage, they of the Fairline yacht road hauling operations, DAF XF105.510 passes by heading north with a big container that most likely contains yacht parts or tooling i should imagine going by this firms usual business.
This one caught my attention for a rather disturbing reason!... Ex Heanor Volvo FH16 520, now operated by RNT Heavy Haulage, heads past with a massive Liebherr 906 360 excavator that must have a Gross wight of around 70-80 tons easy on the trailer all whilst the truck has a very visibly buckled Caster lifting axle on the front there!
That wheel should just usually lock into the forward position automatically, but it appears this one is defective. It would certainly garner the attention of VOSA and the other agencies very quickly i should imagine if they spotted it...