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On 8/10/2021 at 6:18 PM, willswitchengage said:

I see JL trucks a lot around here as their big dizzy centre is down the road in Bracknell. For a while their DAFs were dual-fuel powered by CNG, Although having not seen one for a while they may have sacked off that system. Wonder how it worked, spark ignition or compression?

There are spark ignition systems but I've never read of a dual fuel one, most systems use compression with a small squirt of diesel along with the gas to light the fire as the cetane value of gas is rubbish.

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Do not know how much Czech truck brand Tatra has been talked about here but I am fascinated with these. All-wheel drive and with special suspension and chassis make these really unique.

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Tatra TERRN 1 (815) has been in production since 1983 and is still in production. These are available from 4x4 to 12x12 have had both air cooled and water cooled engines from 310 to 590 hp and from V6 to straight 6 to V12 engines. And has won the Dakar Rally 6 times.

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They now also have 2 other models in production.

 

Tatra Force (815-7) based on 815.

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And Tatra Tactic (T810).

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Will also include the Tatra 111 which was in production from 1942 to 1962. And was known for being extremely reliable even in Siberia and helped rebuild Europe and the USSR after the war.

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Here, Tatra's special chassis is clearly visible it had 6x6.

Pictures of Tatra 6500/111 1942–43 (1280 x 960)

 

 

And the engine was air-cooled V12 diesel.

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29 minutes ago, Leyland Worldmaster said:

Oh. Fuck. That's an expensive day out! 😱

£20k plus I recon. It still ran like that. Must have been 60/70 litres of creamy engine jizz in there. Sump removed and it ran sweet as a nut. Until yobbo put full acceleration and it ground to a halt almost. 
 

had it been mine, or fleet, or owner driver I’d have cleaned as much out as poss and ran it on red for 5 mins. Drain and refill with 5w30 and see ya in 6 weeks. 

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1 hour ago, Leyland Worldmaster said:

The last sentence of that was interesting - 

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Who also own MAN,  Navistar (who make some amazingly ugly lorries and may be better known as International), Volkswagen Caminhoes e Onibus (who make commercials in South America (Brazil I think) for the local markets)  and RIO (some sort of logistic software schiz). Turns out Traton is the new name for the old Volkswagen Truck and Bus group Why Traton? Brace yourselves - The name stands for TRAnsformation, TRAnsportation, TRAdition, TONnage and always 'ON'. 

Always 'on' - sigh

https://www.volkswagenag.com/en/news/2018/06/VW_Truck_and_Bus_TRATON_GROUP.html#

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Eyebleach ready? - the International Lonestar -

 

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1 hour ago, martc said:

The last sentence of that was interesting - 

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Who also own MAN,  Navistar (who make some amazingly ugly lorries and may be better known as International), Volkswagen Caminhoes e Onibus (who make commercials in South America (Brazil I think) for the local markets)  and RIO (some sort of logistic software schiz). Turns out Traton is the new name for the old Volkswagen Truck and Bus group Why Traton? Brace yourselves - The name stands for TRAnsformation, TRAnsportation, TRAdition, TONnage and always 'ON'. 

Always 'on' - sigh

https://www.volkswagenag.com/en/news/2018/06/VW_Truck_and_Bus_TRATON_GROUP.html#

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Eyebleach ready? - the International Lonestar -

 

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Very interesting post; did feel Traton was a strange name! 

North American lorries seem quite dated in appearance to my eyes! 👍 👍 👍 😎 😎 😎 

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8 hours ago, martc said:

The last sentence of that was interesting - 

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Who also own MAN,  Navistar (who make some amazingly ugly lorries and may be better known as International), Volkswagen Caminhoes e Onibus (who make commercials in South America (Brazil I think) for the local markets)  and RIO (some sort of logistic software schiz). Turns out Traton is the new name for the old Volkswagen Truck and Bus group Why Traton? Brace yourselves - The name stands for TRAnsformation, TRAnsportation, TRAdition, TONnage and always 'ON'. 

Always 'on' - sigh

https://www.volkswagenag.com/en/news/2018/06/VW_Truck_and_Bus_TRATON_GROUP.html#

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Eyebleach ready? - the International Lonestar -

 

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There's one of those Lonestars in the UK, owned by Neil Yates Recovery who have a liking for obscure Yank stuff. Haven't seen it myself but there's plenty of photos about and it really is a strange looking thing.

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8 hours ago, quicksilver said:

There's one of those Lonestars in the UK, owned by Neil Yates Recovery who have a liking for obscure Yank stuff. Haven't seen it myself but there's plenty of photos about and it really is a strange looking thing.

I've seen it close up. I may have been  tailgated by it on a 50mph stretch of the M25 whilst I'm Lane one... 😱

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11 hours ago, warch said:

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You really wouldn't miss that in your rear view mirror. It's so horrible and tacky and over the top.

I quite like it....

This got me looking at their facebook page where they have some really impressive vehicles decked out in all the gear, and then they proudly announce that their convoy van is a brand new ... drumroll ... Chinese LDV Maxus, in plain white.  Nice!

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Talking of bling -

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1964 Ford Turbine, nicknamed 'The Big Red', Ford's Gas Turbine was a towering super-transport prototype. After its debut in 1964, it made several cross-country runs at costs comparable to diesel operation. The 600 hp gas turbine engine that powered "Big Red" was developed and produced by Ford under a contract with the Department of Defence.

Interesting that they are comparing it's size to Cortinas.

 

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1 hour ago, martc said:

Talking of bling -

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1964 Ford Turbine, nicknamed 'The Big Red', Ford's Gas Turbine was a towering super-transport prototype. After its debut in 1964, it made several cross-country runs at costs comparable to diesel operation. The 600 hp gas turbine engine that powered "Big Red" was developed and produced by Ford under a contract with the Department of Defence.

Interesting that they are comparing it's size to Cortinas.

 

It still exists, too.

https://www.thedrive.com/news/37925/we-found-fords-incredible-turbine-powered-semi-truck-big-red-thats-been-lost-for-decades

 

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2 hours ago, willswitchengage said:

Interestingly it looks like the old LDV/Daewoo design has finally been withdrawn from UK sale. 'Maxus' is now offering the latest result of industrial espionage, this week's victim being the Ford Transit:

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We sell those new. Actually a very decent van.

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7 hours ago, martc said:

This is unusual -

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ZIL-4972 6x6 with steerable rear wheels.

The Russians seem to be able to make 'normal control' lorries with a purposeful look and a certain restrain when it comes to bling. I approve.

 

 

Scrubs? On the middle tyres?

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10 hours ago, willswitchengage said:

You can now buy a BAZ truck and S400 missile system in bouncy castle form.

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I guess this is some sort of decoy - https://www.wired.com/2008/08/russias-inflata/

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It's not a new idea though, during the second world war complete dummy airfields and equipment depots popped up all over the east of England to divert German bombers and to confuse their reconnaissance - where was the invasion of Europe to be launched from?

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