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8 hours ago, martc said:

Looks like the stainless steel barrel has fallen off.

Did you upgrade to the daughter of the fella who owned this lot?

W & J Riding Ltd Longridge Preston - Atkinson Borderer

Countless Atkinson Borderers (actually there's probably 22 of them)https://wjriding.webs.com/atkinson-borderer

he actually also owned this too- shiters paradise really. (DEK 2D - Wigan corporation double decker)

Rivington Barn Wedding - Lancashire Wedding Photographer - Andy Griffiths  Photography

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On 10/2/2020 at 4:20 PM, Arfur Foxache said:

 

 

If it is a DAF with ECO mode from the factory, you might as well be at the full 44 tonnes as it behaves pretty much the same as if it were loaded. 

First thing that happens when I buy a new one is a visit to a man with a laptop to change the software and turn ECO mode off. 

Back in the late 1980s I was an apprentice grease monkey at an ERF franchise.

Occasionally the apprentices got invited by the mechanics to join them in the cab for a test run after a pre-delivery inspection on a new tractor.

This was back in the day before electronic speed governers, and it was normal for them to tailgate company car hacks on the motorway at 95mph.

Fun times.

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Good spotting session today, decent weather and plenty of trucks. I was just thinking of wandering home when this beast rolled up - LHD V8 Scania T-cab of 1988 vintage with upright pipes, looking and sounding glorious. Definitely my best ever spot!

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34 minutes ago, worldofceri said:

I do like seeing a ‘done up’ truck on the road, but those ‘roo bars that are fitted a lot these days just look stupid driving round flippin’ Milton Keynes.

There's some really nice stuff about but some of it is a tad overdone and must be impractical. This local firm is as close to perfection as it gets for me - customised but not in your face, an eye-catching livery and no roo bars because as you so rightly said they'd look stupid in Milton Keynes.

AM08 CJH - CJ Haynes

 

MH08 CJH - CJ Haynes

 

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38 minutes ago, worldofceri said:

I do like seeing a ‘done up’ truck on the road, but those ‘roo bars that are fitted a lot these days just look stupid driving round flippin’ Milton Keynes.

Could be useful...

Police have said they are unable to investigate the death of a white wallaby spotted several time in a Milton Keynes field

https://www.miltonkeynes.co.uk/news/police-confirm-they-will-not-be-taking-any-action-over-death-white-wallaby-2202958

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A field near Milton Keynes, yesterday.

Those concrete cows need some shoving out of the way as well.

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On 11/6/2020 at 9:16 PM, quicksilver said:

And yet another! This is the first of their artics I've seen

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Saw this weird thing today, once a LHD Stobart tractor unit but now converted to a roadsweeper. Why anyone would need a 450bhp sweeper plated at 40 tonnes with a huge sleeper cab I have no idea and it looks all kinds of wrong.

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And I felt this brute coming before I saw it. Don't know what kind of exhaust it's got but it makes a glorious deep earth-shaking noise. It's a pole erector (no sniggering at the back please).

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Based on that description alone I'd guess Cummins L10 powered with not much silencing...They do sound nice!

 

 

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1 hour ago, quicksilver said:

There's some really nice stuff about but some of it is a tad overdone and must be impractical. This local firm is as close to perfection as it gets for me - customised but not in your face, an eye-catching livery and no roo bars because as you so rightly said they'd look stupid in Milton Keynes.

AM08 CJH - CJ Haynes

 

MH08 CJH - CJ Haynes

 

Yeah, I agree. Six auxiliary spotlights is the perfect amount. Also, CJH - gr9 initials.

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My mate took me to his favourite motorway bridge last week when such things were still allowed before this tier 4 nonsense. I saw my first Iveco S-way, which aren't available in RHD yet and I believe UK sales start early next year. The black livery does it no favours but I can't help thinking it looks like a knock-off Next Gen Scania. What do the AS collective make of it?

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On 12/21/2020 at 9:40 PM, quicksilver said:

My mate took me to his favourite motorway bridge last week when such things were still allowed before this tier 4 nonsense. I saw my first Iveco S-way, which aren't available in RHD yet and I believe UK sales start early next year. The black livery does it no favours but I can't help thinking it looks like a knock-off Next Gen Scania. What do the AS collective make of it?

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It’s an Iveco so it’s shite. I was a salesman at an Iveco dealer when the ‘state of the art’ Stralis was introduced, it wasn’t and this will be a flop too. 

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On 12/20/2020 at 10:23 PM, sheffcortinacentre said:

In the early 90's our local bus operator overhauled one built a new workshop on the back etc for towing buses in to replace "dugie the the dinosaur" dug 167c ithink the cut down decker.

Within weeks it was sold off as useless dugie was still in use until they outsourced recovery around 98

There were 2 or 3 recovery wagons I think in SYPTE?

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12 hours ago, catsinthewelder said:

I know that with twin rear wheels you need to be careful with tyre pressures as the tyres can rub together and cause a blowout.  I suppose this arrangement would make that less likely.

Pretty much. Because the two sets of wheels could move independently on their own suspension you also got minimal tyre scrub. I think they were outlawed in the 1968 Construction and Use regulation changes though.

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On 12/9/2020 at 8:26 PM, Zelandeth said:

Based on that description alone I'd guess Cummins L10 powered with not much silencing...They do sound nice!

I think the L10 was knocked on the head long before that Iveco wagon came to existance.

It's got a 5.9 lump of some form, I don't know if that's an Iveco or Cummins unit but I dislike Ivecos too much to find out.

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On 06/11/2020 at 21:16, quicksilver said:

And yet another! This is the first of their artics I've seen

LX03OVL.thumb.jpg.11976a5646554ce91f637c08d87541d2.jpg

Saw this weird thing today, once a LHD Stobart tractor unit but now converted to a roadsweeper. Why anyone would need a 450bhp sweeper plated at 40 tonnes with a huge sleeper cab I have no idea and it looks all kinds of wrong.

PJ14ROU.thumb.jpg.c74f6f03433babbad5b8eefeaa2ce6aa.jpg

And I felt this brute coming before I saw it. Don't know what kind of exhaust it's got but it makes a glorious deep earth-shaking noise. It's a pole erector (no sniggering at the back please).

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I think these were fitted with a 6-pot Cummins ISB-9 which makes quite a delightful noise. I do know that most "Tector" badged Iv*cos refer to the engine, a rebadged Cummins 3.9lt 4-pot B series. DAF have them badged as Paccar.

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