Truck Porn

I wanted to like this being a bit of a truck freak but the voiceover was indeed annoying and the editing was awful....using views of the truck being freed then suddenly the other side of the truck still stuck. Stopped watching it half way through.
Also, it’s quite repetitive. They explained why they take the half shaft out or drop the prop before each drag. Fine. But they tell you every time they attend a job. We get it!
 

Truxx

LE
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Was it yourself looking for a V8 Magnum?
One has appeared on Ebay over in Newcastle

Already on my watch list! Just need a client to pay up and I might give that a wizz.
 
Already on my watch list! Just need a client to pay up and I might give that a wizz.

I suspect I may buy a Magnum at some point next year

After a straw poll of all my HGV drivers the one "oddball" choice we all agree on is a late-ish (2010-12) Magnum. On that age it will be Volvo mechanicals but that's probably a sensible compromise.

Our re-mapping man reckons he can take one up to 580-600 horses.
Bit of tasteful bling and some company branding and off we go
 

Truxx

LE
I suspect I may buy a Magnum at some point next year

After a straw poll of all my HGV drivers the one "oddball" choice we all agree on is a late-ish (2010-12) Magnum. On that age it will be Volvo mechanicals but that's probably a sensible compromise.

Our re-mapping man reckons he can take one up to 580-600 horses.
Bit of tasteful bling and some company branding and off we go
Lots of eastern European magnums are mapped to the mid 500BHP range.

Tricky to find a decent one with 3 axles though.

You cannot say "bling" and "tasteful" in the same sentence.
 
Lots of eastern European magnums are mapped to the mid 500BHP range.

Tricky to find a decent one with 3 axles though.

You cannot say "bling" and "tasteful" in the same sentence.

Not to fussed about 3 axles to be honest. We don't need three, we run pretty light, most of our pallets are under 350kg (unlikely to ever have a fridge trailer loaded with more than about 9 tonnes) so its bulk rather than weight for us. I'll buy whatever is prettiest when the time comes!

Bling depends on your definition, twin stacks are probably my limit, after that its probably down to a lot of polish.
One of my older drivers is a very talented fabricator so I will probably let him have a play

Probably buy a 500 or 520 to start off with and push it up toward 600
I will be in the fortunate position then of buying one as a back up vehicle on relief duty and a couple of my lads would really like something they can take to shows. It has to work for a living, but not every day and by most operators standards not very hard.

One of our lads was out in the refurbished 12 year old Atego last week, he came back in grinning like a wanking Jap because another driver had commented on how tidy it looked for its age. Is nice for drivers to be taking a bit of pride in older vehicles tbh.
 
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Already on my watch list! Just need a client to pay up and I might give that a wizz.
I suspect I may buy a Magnum at some point next year

After a straw poll of all my HGV drivers the one "oddball" choice we all agree on is a late-ish (2010-12) Magnum. On that age it will be Volvo mechanicals but that's probably a sensible compromise.

Our re-mapping man reckons he can take one up to 580-600 horses.
Bit of tasteful bling and some company branding and off we go
Jeezzzz, you two are desperate, I drove one for two months. Horrible thing. No proper external stowage, hardly any internal stowage.
Everything below the cab is really OK, it's just the Cab! That Mack V8 will pull a house down coupled to that ZF box. Just tell your drivers to take sea sick pills.
Enjoy.....
 
Jeezzzz, you two are desperate, I drove one for two months. Horrible thing. No proper external stowage, hardly any internal stowage.
Everything below the cab is really OK, it's just the Cab! That Mack V8 will pull a house down coupled to that ZF box. Just tell your drivers to take sea sick pills.
Enjoy.....
Only ever be on day work, stowage isn't an issue. Will also only ever be used with fridge trailers so won't even need anywhere to bung straps or anything.

Besides, I'll probably only drive it once or twice a year so its no odds to me if it makes the driver sea sick......
 

Truxx

LE
Jeezzzz, you two are desperate, I drove one for two months. Horrible thing. No proper external stowage, hardly any internal stowage.
Everything below the cab is really OK, it's just the Cab! That Mack V8 will pull a house down coupled to that ZF box. Just tell your drivers to take sea sick pills.
Enjoy.....
It is only the Mack engine that interests me - I have a trio of old Macks and sticking them on a low loader behind a Mack engine Magnum seems a suitably daft idea.

Alternatively I will just stick a trailer on the LFSW and pop the chain-drive AC on the back of that.

Except for the testing and plating which would be a pain the the arrse.

LFSW pics attached - not mine (opsec) - my LFs have ultra rare sleeper cabs
Mack LFSW.jpg
 
It is only the Mack engine that interests me - I have a trio of old Macks and sticking them on a low loader behind a Mack engine Magnum seems a suitably daft idea.

Alternatively I will just stick a trailer on the LFSW and pop the chain-drive AC on the back of that.

Except for the testing and plating which would be a pain the the arrse.

LFSW pics attached - not mine (opsec) - my LFs have ultra rare sleeper cabsView attachment 428657
When I got down under, first truck I drove after changing my licence over was an old twin stick conventional Mack. How I didn't wreck it, I haven't a clue, wandering all over the place......
 

Truxx

LE
When I got down under, first truck I drove after changing my licence over was an old twin stick conventional Mack. How I didn't wreck it, I haven't a clue, wandering all over the place......
Mine are twin sticks, with the original Lanova diesels. But I have the urge to stick either a GM 2 stroke or a 22 cummins in one of them. Cooking a Lanova would be very very expensive.
 

Truxx

LE
Is that the model with rubber rear shocks...
F8cking Foden suspensions - give me strength!!

I once had a heavy haulage S36 Foden with double drive - no torsion bars just reinforced springs housed in great big rubber lined sockets. Pulled one side out climbing up through Hartney Whitney. Slackened off the socket and dragged the spring end back in with a chain tensioner and strapped it in with a lashing for the rest of the trip to Swindon
 
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All I remember about it, was it was all Mack, ie. Gold Bulldog. And the engine screamed.!!!!
Just to add, company I worked for had a International powered by a 600 Detroit DDec3 with a 13 speed Road Ranger box. Really liked that wagon.
 

LARD

War Hero
NIce yoke! Bit OTT for shifting chipboard...…… MDF?
 

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