Truck Porn

Discussion in 'Cars, Bikes 'n AFVs' started by Truxx, Nov 22, 2016.

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  1. Right then

    Following on from the immensely enjoyable thread (well at least in comparison to the Brexit Consequences debate) entitled "How Fast can HGVs Go?" I thought that the big wheelers might like to show off their fave truck porn. Mess tin and Sprinter Walts need not apply..........

    My starter for 10 -

     
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  2. Nice old 8mm footage... bloody awful music.

    One of those things got stuck on a road near Erlestoke in Wiltshire nearly causing me to miss my wedding. I'd have been saved a lot of money and stress if they hadn't moved it.
     
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    What you could have had rather than the Oskosh
     
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  4. Did the Antar trailers have any suspension at all? As they're loading the Chieftains and (I think) a Cent ARV, there's no deflection at all in the trailer. Were they totally suspension-less, or was there a method to block the suspension?

    The other thing I noticed is the brave souls stood on the tractor guiding the tank drivers as they loaded. Tank goes 45 degrees vertical and then hammers down onto the trailer. One slip and the banksman's a goner...
     
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  5. Count me in :)
    Following.
     
  6. This is the only Lorry I want
    the workhorse of the world

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  7. Bit more modern, but Scania's T models have always held a special place for me.

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  8. Good question - I think they were just a rocking beam with pairs of wheels on each end, 16 wheels in all.

    As for loading they make it look surprisingly easy, but the crews were very skilled in getting the thing lined up so as it went up (normally full throttle) it landed square - the tracks overhung by about 4 inches either side. Many Tk Tptr No 1s (the boss) would insist on the tank driver putting his hands out of the hatch so that he did not fiddle with the steering levers on the way up or when on the trailer. If it did not land square the best crews would chuck the tank of and do it again. The place where the guide stood was relatively safe as there were two big tank stops at the back of the swan neck.
     
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  9. I think I saw one on fleabay.
     
  10. Full throttle! I think not. Cent, just stick her in 1st, it'd pretty much crawl up on tickover, Chieftain, you'd have to rev it a bit, because they were crap.Mind, sometimes we'd zip up in 2nd. Really got the MSO blokes in a tizzy. I think Albert hit a Diamond T trailer in 3rd. First the back tyres went, then the next lot, and so on. He had to run for his life. Happy daze.
     
  11. I see your choice, and raise you...
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    This does a similar job today
     
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  12. Definitely lots of throttle with a Chieftain. Tanks with gearsticks were a different kettle of fish!

    It was happy days though. I don't think I ever laughed so much.
     
  13. Except you can't sort it with a half inch adjustable. Nice crane though. If it were not for the crane there would be a real risk of that verging on mess tin territory...