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ZR1cliff

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17,969 posts

135 months

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Saturday 29th September 2012 quote quote all
Mine would be the AEC's from the 60's due to the annual funfair using AEC 8 leggers.


jagracer

7,577 posts

122 months

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Saturday 29th September 2012 quote quote all
I can assure you It wouldn't be if you had to drive one all the time

ZR1cliff

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17,969 posts

135 months

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Saturday 29th September 2012 quote quote all
jagracer said:
I can assure you It wouldn't be if you had to drive one all the time
Would love to have a drive of one.

Getragdogleg

4,594 posts

69 months

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Saturday 29th September 2012 quote quote all
jagracer said:
I can assure you It wouldn't be if you had to drive one all the time
Bloody softy. hehe

I drove a Beford TK with no power steering for three years, I am 6foot and anyone who knows TKs will tell you that the TK is best suited to the shorter driver, if I sat straight I could only see about 8 feet in front of me due to my vision being blocked by the roof.
Coupled with the non-turbo engine and the noise and lack of effective heating I can honestly say it was excellent fun and I loved it.

We still run an older fleet, the newest lorry is a 2002 Seddon Atkinson with a Palfinger crane on it, Awesome for our neck of the woods as it can get down our lanes and has good ground clearance and still carry a 20ft container and deliver it.

I think it is my favorite right now.

Here it is picking up an old Marker Buoy.


ZR1cliff

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17,969 posts

135 months

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Saturday 29th September 2012 quote quote all
My favourite present day truck is the Renault Magnum. We had two, but they went to Africa and I never got the chance to drive one.


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4key

8,149 posts

34 months

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Saturday 29th September 2012 quote quote all
Old scanias do it for me, travelled all around europe with my dad during school holidays when I was very young. Managed to smash the windscreen on a 111 with my head bouncing about in the cab like zebedee apparently hehe

Can remember a few trips in these ones, running in convoy and playing eye spy with the other drivers over the cb cool


jagracer

7,577 posts

122 months

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Saturday 29th September 2012 quote quote all
Getragdogleg said:
jagracer said:
I can assure you It wouldn't be if you had to drive one all the time
Bloody softy. hehe

I drove a Beford TK with no power steering for three years, I am 6foot and anyone who knows TKs will tell you that the TK is best suited to the shorter driver, if I sat straight I could only see about 8 feet in front of me due to my vision being blocked by the roof.
Coupled with the non-turbo engine and the noise and lack of effective heating I can honestly say it was excellent fun and I loved it.
Softy indeed, I used to drive them and TK and TM Bedford amongst many other old dogs that I'd never want to get in again, try a Chinese six Scammell Routeman artic with no power steering. Give me a new Volvo, or even Scania if I had no choice, any day. why be uncomfortable when you don't need to be.


Edited by jagracer on Saturday 29th September 23:37

Forthright MC

8,026 posts

169 months

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Sunday 30th September 2012 quote quote all
Getragdogleg said:
Here it is picking up an old Marker Buoy.

Thats lovely! Did i clock seveal Atkis from this fleet in Trucking mag just recently per chance?

My classic fave has to be the venerable Scania 3 Series -



Find these so appealing on many levels and i've heard they're one of THE drivers trucks of choice too. Can't beat the sound of a 143M 450-500 V8 on open pipes either, throbtastic! biggrin

My current fave is the MAN TGX -



One of the nicest looking current models out there IMO and they suit most liveries very nicely too. cool


Edited by Forthright MC on Sunday 30th September 00:40

chilistrucker

2,622 posts

37 months

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Sunday 30th September 2012 quote quote all
4key said:
Old scanias do it for me, travelled all around europe with my dad during school holidays when I was very young. Managed to smash the windscreen on a 111 with my head bouncing about in the cab like zebedee apparently hehe

Can remember a few trips in these ones, running in convoy and playing eye spy with the other drivers over the cb cool

i reckon these old scanias will get alot of votes, always seemed to be, even to this day, very popular.
i was the same as you, started going out when i was a kid at school, old 111's first, then 112 smile
i used to love the summer holidays smile

chilistrucker

2,622 posts

37 months

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on the old subject, these were in the tyre fitters yard in russia where we were getting a rim sorted.

ZR1cliff

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17,969 posts

135 months

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Sunday 30th September 2012 quote quote all
Is that an old Scammell, Chilstrucker?

Talking of scammells. Got to be one of the strangest looking old trucks and my least favourite.


chilistrucker

2,622 posts

37 months

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Sunday 30th September 2012 quote quote all
i'm not sure cliff, i think it was an old state built thing, wouldn't mind betting it was 6 wheel drive aswell. i bet it does better in the winter out there than our dafs would.

BigS

855 posts

59 months

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Sunday 30th September 2012 quote quote all
The big bugger on the right is a KrAZ, most likely a 255 so ex-Sovet/Russian army and going by the shape of the wheel arch I say the one on the left is probably a Zil 130

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/KrAZ
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ZIL-130

chilistrucker

2,622 posts

37 months

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Sunday 30th September 2012 quote quote all
i bet if i went back there in 20 years time, they'd still be working.
they had loads of wierd and wonderful stuff dotted around.

ClaphamGT3

4,365 posts

129 months

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Sunday 30th September 2012 quote quote all
4key said:
Old scanias do it for me, travelled all around europe with my dad during school holidays when I was very young. Managed to smash the windscreen on a 111 with my head bouncing about in the cab like zebedee apparently hehe

Can remember a few trips in these ones, running in convoy and playing eye spy with the other drivers over the cb cool

I now have The JCB Song going around my head

BigS

855 posts

59 months

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Sunday 30th September 2012 quote quote all
chilistrucker said:
i bet if i went back there in 20 years time, they'd still be working.
they had loads of wierd and wonderful stuff dotted around.
I wouldn't be surprised either, I don't think you need much more than a hammer to be able to fix them biggrin

martin mrt

2,687 posts

87 months

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Sunday 30th September 2012 quote quote all
Favourite present truck is without question a Scania R Series, I drive one of the first 54 plate ones, and had two newer ones where I worked previously, and have been offered a newer SSC105 as a "step up" from the Scania, not a chance, I'll stick with this one until the end, or I get another Scania.

Favourite truck of the past is the 2/3 series Scanias, I remember seeing them and the first if the streamline 3 series, and thinking how smart they were.

Chipchap

1,643 posts

83 months

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During my time with Scania Nov 1989 until July 1997 I flogged about 650 new and used Scania's of all types. My favourite truck of all time is unsurprisinglt an R143 Topline Streamline in 450 or 470 guise. Such a delight to drive.

Some above made reference to old British twin steers. Attached are some images of trucks that my dad operated in the 70's [library images on some]

My Dad & My youngest Brother in 1973 in front of an AEC Mandator TG6Re twin steer. AV760 engine. PDC 827H where are you now ?



We also had a Scammell Trunker 2 with a Leyland 680 Power Plus engine and 6spd Scammell gearbox. Looked just like this one.



A nice side on shot of a 6x2 AEC just like ours was.





GC8

15,127 posts

76 months

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Tuesday 2nd October 2012 quote quote all
Getragdogleg said:
Eaton Twin Split and a constant battle with door corrosion? hehe

Getragdogleg

4,594 posts

69 months

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Tuesday 2nd October 2012 quote quote all
GC8 said:
Eaton Twin Split and a constant battle with door corrosion? hehe
Not this one, this has the 4 over 4 with the air knock over. Also, I waxed the hell out of the doors (well, whole cab) on this one and its still perfect 10 years on. I have some experience of how good at rusting these Iveco cabs are now and I have a spare cab waiting for when I need it. Yes, I am a hoarder. hehe

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