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Oh, and also JimH that Dodge Commando is the absolute bollocks, it's incredible. I've not seen that before, it's a shame it's Dodge branded otherwise I bet Renault would want it for some sort of display?

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14 hours ago, 5speedracer said:

New Iveco S-way. Probably future truck shite.
I like it though!2ec05f082fe0263190f818d039f64c2d.jpg

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That Iveco looks like a transformers model.

Being an Iveco, it will of course transform into a pile of shite quite quickly!

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48 minutes ago, busmansholiday said:

That Iveco looks like a transformers model.

Being an Iveco, it will of course transform into a pile of shite quite quickly!

A pile of broken down shite every time it rains. Yes! 

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Saw my first Pea wagon of this years campaign yesterday. Broken down at the end of our road. Half on and off the main road junction...05 plate Scania...

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13 hours ago, Pillock said:

I tried Google, but no luck. Why the special trucks with stainless steel pea-holders?

I believe the holders are dismountable and stored in a big shed and the wagons used are standard flat backs. But the trade is seasonal so the haulier drags out whatever isn't in use for regular work - ie the old snotters. This is a bit of a gamble (see Vin's comment above) as they need to get from field to factory in <90 mins.

Today I saw two FH's on pea duty. And an old Scania that looked like it was owned by a Mod with magpie tendencies.

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As we were driving down the M1 this morning I said to Mrs BMH "grab my phone and photo that lorry".

"Lorry?, what lorry?".

"I'll tell you when, it'll be through the passenger window".

?

"Get ready"

"That lorry!".

 

She didn't do a bad job.

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Quite an impressive landmark now just north of J24

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Just a wee reminder its the Ayrshire Classic Commercial road run this weekend. 150 trucks have entered. Starting at Ayr shore front on Saturday and heading up to Largs. Then heading to Rugby Park in Kilmarnock for 12.30 till 3.30. Then heading down to Portpatrick for an overnight stay.On Sunday leaving Portpatrick and heading to Lockerbie Truck Stop. I will be in my blue and grey coloured Stonefield 4x4. Pop in and say hi if you see us(tea and biscuits might be available)or give us a wave if I am moving.

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Transfer boxes fine. Although my torqueflite gearbox died last year. The one on ebay was fitted with a range rover engine and broken gearbox.

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Stonefield-p3000-breakdown-spec-lift-truck-1979/143307395239?hash=item215dc950a7:g:jjkAAOSw-X9dERqW

Is this not near you?

All you need to know about Stonefields here....

https://www.tapatalk.com/groups/stonefieldtkf/discussion/all

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On 6/24/2019 at 10:17 AM, sierraman said:

So they can be chucking out all sorts of crap for an indeterminate time in Africa. What about fault finding with things like the auto gearbox, they’d be properly stuffed then I’d assume? 

Be interested to know how many actually end up in Africa. When I went to central Asia last year the overwhelming majority of trucks were ex-European, they often didn't even bother removing the original operator's decals. Mostly German companies operating in Kazakhstan it turns out. They also imported a lot of old US trucks.

On 7/3/2019 at 6:17 PM, 5speedracer said:

New Iveco S-way. Probably future truck shite.
I like it though!2ec05f082fe0263190f818d039f64c2d.jpg

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That old Iveco Stralis cab must have been around for the best past of 30 years. So looks like the DAF XF gets the crown then of longest serving design.

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The Cf has been around just as long too.  I remember driving a 1997 85CF which had the sleeper cab without the bulge in the back of the cab so a narrow bed. Every time I get in a Cf it seems like I'm stepping back 20 odd years. The current Lf came out in 2001'ish  so had a pretty run too. They just keep lobbing a different front panel on it every so often.  I'm getting serious hankerings for getting an classic tractor unit, a Ford Transcontinental is near the top of the list.

 

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On 7/11/2019 at 4:59 PM, busmansholiday said:

As we were driving down the M1 this morning I said to Mrs BMH "grab my phone and photo that lorry".

"Lorry?, what lorry?".

"I'll tell you when, it'll be through the passenger window".

?

"Get ready"

"That lorry!".

 

She didn't do a bad job.

IMG_20190711_113425.thumb.jpg.9e4d116927322d34c36ee5e0d02e6164.jpg

Quite an impressive landmark now just north of J24

It just so happens that I was heading down the M1 yesterday morning (closer to late morning) in a 5ton brand new sprinter when I spotted that scania suspended ontop of those containers....... looks kind cool sat up there, ish. 

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9 hours ago, sutty2006 said:

It just so happens that I was heading down the M1 yesterday morning (closer to late morning) in a 5ton brand new sprinter when I spotted that scania suspended ontop of those containers....... looks kind cool sat up there, ish. 

It's been there quite a fair few months now. It's engineless, but certainly draws your attention.

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I didn't realise this technology had come in. However, although it will take some getting used to it would be brilliant not having mirrors plastered in spray in the rain and night vision would be much improved probably too. I'll miss the fact that if the mirrors clear you'll get through though! Wonder if they adjust so you can get the perfect driving position, or whether that won't be needed anymore as the mirror view will stay the same regardless of seat position. Can you still adjust the nearside mirror so you can follow the trailer in on blind sides?

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43 minutes ago, dean36014 said:

I didn't realise this technology had come in. However, although it will take some getting used to it would be brilliant not having mirrors plastered in spray in the rain and night vision would be much improved probably too. I'll miss the fact that if the mirrors clear you'll get through though! Wonder if they adjust so you can get the perfect driving position, or whether that won't be needed anymore as the mirror view will stay the same regardless of seat position. Can you still adjust the nearside mirror so you can follow the trailer in on blind sides?

The mirror cameras follow the line of the trailer when turning so you can see the rear of the trailer. It’s quite weird driving with them. The nearside mirror screen is smaller than the original mirror so takes some getting used to. 

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It has pros and cons.

As said above, if the mirrors go through so does the vehicle (bus or wagon), without that marker judging the gap is more exciting*. At least twating a low branch shouldn't result in having a view of the sky, or no mirror at all. Especially, certainly coach wise, where some of the multimirror arms cost unbelievable amounts.

I just wonder what happens when the camera decides to doo one and you're no rear vision and nowhere to tape a temporary one.

 

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16 minutes ago, busmansholiday said:

It has pros and cons.

As said above, if the mirrors go through so does the vehicle (bus or wagon), without that marker judging the gap is more exciting*. At least twating a low branch shouldn't result in having a view of the sky, or no mirror at all. Especially, certainly coach wise, where some of the multimirror arms cost unbelievable amounts.

I just wonder what happens when the camera decides to doo one and you're no rear vision and nowhere to tape a temporary one.

 

Think our breakdown lads are getting equipped with magnetic mirrors to attach to the door in cases where the camera fails. They can then be taken back to a dealer for repair. 

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Does the n/s mirror still follow the line of the trailer when doing a blind side reverse? As already said, it must be great thing in wet weather but what about when it goes wrong, which it will. A broken mirror glass is no problem for our fleet fitter but this.....

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