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On 27/04/2024 at 19:28, bigstraight6 said:

Some old lorries I saw in Cyprus last September.

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Look at (I think) leyland boys on YouTube. Jamaican lads still using these for work. Can loose a few hours that way.

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16 minutes ago, Matty said:

Look at (I think) leyland boys on YouTube. Jamaican lads still using these for work. Can loose a few hours that way.

Thanks Matty I will check that out, can’t beat old British Lorries!

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1 hour ago, Matty said:

Look at (I think) leyland boys on YouTube. Jamaican lads still using these for work. Can loose a few hours that way.

These two channels are fantastic too.

https://www.youtube.com/@SoiBuakhaoRoutemasterbus

https://www.youtube.com/@DaveSpencer32

Absolutely shit loads of old footage of buses, trucks, cars and trains. 
The second link has sections on various places like Malta too.

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Pernod and black was my tipple of choice many moons ago. Not heard of Suze though, turns out it's an aperitif made from gentian roots. The brand is owned by Pernod hence the matching Estafettes.

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1 hour ago, martc said:

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Pernod and black was my tipple of choice many moons ago. Not heard of Suze though, turns out it's an aperitif made from gentian roots. The brand is owned by Pernod hence the matching Estafettes.

When I worked in a pub, late 80's, PnB was a fav with the young ladies. (The future Mrs J went for scotch)

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A contrast from this week.

The past - a 1946 Morris still in use carrying a rather more modern load

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And the future - my first sighting of an electric truck on the road. Weird to hear the hum of a motor instead of the rumble of a diesel engine.

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8 hours ago, quicksilver said:

A contrast from this week.

The past - a 1946 Morris still in use carrying a rather more modern load

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And the future - my first sighting of an electric truck on the road. Weird to hear the hum of a motor instead of the rumble of a diesel engine.

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I saw an identical Volvo electric truck like that on Saturday heading up the M6, think it got off at j9. very strange. 
 

 

have some proper Truck shite

 

 

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On the subject of the Ford D series...

On Friday past I went to a local tractor pulling event and a Ford D series turned up.

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It had a slight engine upgrade.

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That's a Rolls Royce Meteor, and it did indeed sound like the world was ending when it was at full chat.

The team running it had come all the way up from Somerset too! The event was being held about 20 miles north of Aberdeen.

 

This was also running, with a Detroit 2 stroke V8. Glorious.

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On 18/04/2024 at 19:38, worldofceri said:

I started working for WS Transportation a couple of weeks ago. I’ve been allocated this Scania 18 tonner on pallet network and general haulage work.

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Interestingly, it was originally a 4x2 tractor unit running in Eddie Stobart livery. In common with several sister trucks, it was stretched and converted to a curtainsider in 2021 (judging by the body builders plate on the door shut). At a guess, acquiring new trucks was difficult post-Covid, so the existing fleet was adapted to suit changing operational needs. Being a 410, it goes pretty well for a four wheeler! Here is a pic of it from the Eddie days, borrowed from ‘eastleighbusman’ via Flickr.

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@worldofceri Has the car transportation business bit the dust then?

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1 hour ago, 5speedracer said:

Has the car transportation business bit the dust then?

‘Fraid so.

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On 22/05/2024 at 08:15, Supernaut said:

On the subject of the Ford D series...

On Friday past I went to a local tractor pulling event and a Ford D series turned up.

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It had a slight engine upgrade.

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That's a Rolls Royce Meteor, and it did indeed sound like the world was ending when it was at full chat.

The team running it had come all the way up from Somerset too! The event was being held about 20 miles north of Aberdeen.

 

This was also running, with a Detroit 2 stroke V8. Glorious.

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I saw that D Series on a low loader at Lymm Services last Thursday evening. Said low loader was being pulled by a white Renault Magnum :)

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Was in town today and saw a 25 meter long truck and trailer combo, something that is becoming more common here. There are some real skills to backing/reversing these into a tight spot like this.

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Found this picture online of the same type of truck and trailer combo to better show these.Screenshot2024-05-2917_59_56.png.4cdf213fa4b1c93e2919e7b0b5eb2232.png

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1 hour ago, Dyslexic Viking said:

There are some real skills to backing/reversing these into a tight spot like this.

I agree, there are some excellent HGV drivers out there. Some years ago I had a specialist machinery mover deliver a load of kit to an old commercial site, which was accessed from a residential road.  It was a rigid with trailer, about the same size as that, but flat decks rather than box. He pulled up, walked the access road and round the 90 degree corner to the unloading point then grunted, walked back to the rig and reversed all the way round - in one go! No shunting, just slow, steady, accurate progresss. He then made really heavy kit dance into position with 2 skates and a gas forklift. Respect!

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My area is dominated by timber/logging trucks like the one below, they are 22 meters long and are driven on all kinds of roads, they are really skilled drivers.

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5 hours ago, Dyslexic Viking said:

My area is dominated by timber/logging trucks like the one below, they are 22 meters long and are driven on all kinds of roads, they are really skilled drivers.

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There’s a lot of timber lorries where I live. The only thing they’re skilled at is blinding oncoming traffic with their 28 spot lights.

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On 18/04/2024 at 19:38, worldofceri said:

I started working for WS Transportation a couple of weeks ago. I’ve been allocated this Scania 18 tonner on pallet network and general haulage work.

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Interestingly, it was originally a 4x2 tractor unit running in Eddie Stobart livery. In common with several sister trucks, it was stretched and converted to a curtainsider in 2021 (judging by the body builders plate on the door shut). At a guess, acquiring new trucks was difficult post-Covid, so the existing fleet was adapted to suit changing operational needs. Being a 410, it goes pretty well for a four wheeler! Here is a pic of it from the Eddie days, borrowed from ‘eastleighbusman’ via Flickr.

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Interesting transformation. 🙂 Wonder what the new name is.

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8 hours ago, Metal Guru said:

There’s a lot of timber lorries where I live. The only thing they’re skilled at is blinding oncoming traffic with their 28 spot lights.

We get them around here now and again too, I think it’s certain times when the forestry commission thin out the local woodland and sell off the decent timber. 
Mostly it’s modern Volvo artics doing the work (although that blue elderly Volvo was down here once!) but for some stupid reason they seem to send out road going trucks on standard road tyres! Bearing in mind the logs come from forest’s… which tend to be down dirt tracks… little surprise then they get stuck so often!😄

The last one I saw reversed off the road and down the track, loaded up the stockpiled logs and drove about two feet before sinking in mud and getting stuck. No amount of rocking back and forth or flooring it in anger was getting that out! 
You’d think having a fleet of trucks for logging use would be fitted with suitable tyres for a bit of dirt track use but obviously it’s just cheaper to pay for tow trucks instead!?

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14 minutes ago, danthecapriman said:

We get them around here now and again too, I think it’s certain times when the forestry commission thin out the local woodland and sell off the decent timber. 
Mostly it’s modern Volvo artics doing the work (although that blue elderly Volvo was down here once!) but for some stupid reason they seem to send out road going trucks on standard road tyres! Bearing in mind the logs come from forest’s… which tend to be down dirt tracks… little surprise then they get stuck so often!😄

The last one I saw reversed off the road and down the track, loaded up the stockpiled logs and drove about two feet before sinking in mud and getting stuck. No amount of rocking back and forth or flooring it in anger was getting that out! 
You’d think having a fleet of trucks for logging use would be fitted with suitable tyres for a bit of dirt track use but obviously it’s just cheaper to pay for tow trucks instead!?

Yes they can spend several thousands on lighting ( no doubt justifying it for use in the forest, I shouldn’t think it’s road legal,), but don’t spend anything on things like mud tyres. 
I suppose they look at it as maybe 5 miles on forest tracks v 100s on normal roads.

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On 03/05/2024 at 21:17, ETCHY said:

Gotta love a KM. Our neighbour when I was a kid drove a tipper one.

He used to bring it home, battered & plastered in shite. Brilliant !

the KM looked "well 'ard" with the mahoosive bumpers

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A 1933 twin-engined, twin-grilled, doubled up Ford Model AA 2.5 ton (now rated as 5 ton) lorry. Built by a Dutch manufacturer, Konings, with support from H.C. Oliver in Detroit, Michigan.

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3 hours ago, martc said:

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A 1933 twin-engined, twin-grilled, doubled up Ford Model AA 2.5 ton (now rated as 5 ton) lorry. Built by a Dutch manufacturer, Konings, with support from H.C. Oliver in Detroit, Michigan.

I bet a few drunk drivers got caught out by that one. I feel like I’ve had 8 pints just looking at it.

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Twas Gaydon truck show at the weekend. Quite a lot there I hadn't seen before and I finally got to see Comfortex's famous Atkinson in the flesh, 50 years old and with a valid O-licence disc proudly on display to prove its working truck credentials. Now Bob Carmichael has retired I reckon this is the country's oldest working truck.

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And talking of Bob, he was notable by his absence but this Guy seemed to be channeling his spirit and was my star of the show. Do not paint!

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