Truck Porn

Speaking of trucks.....due to a project we are working on, we decided to look for a truck so we can do some prototype/development work with.
So today we bought this!
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Having worked on the SV project at the very start back in 2007 and been out of the Army 6 years, it will be weird messing about with these things again!
 
Speaking of trucks.....due to a project we are working on, we decided to look for a truck so we can do some prototype/development work with.
So today we bought this!
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Having worked on the SV project at the very start back in 2007 and been out of the Army 6 years, it will be weird messing about with these things again!
What's the legal Tare weight on one of those? I was just wondering, they don't look like you can carry a lot on them.
 
Its the weight thing that is quite important to us. If i remember rightly its 7t but we intend to get it on our weigh equipment next week once we remove some unneeded stuff!
 
Its the weight thing that is quite important to us. If i remember rightly its 7t but we intend to get it on our weigh equipment next week once we remove some unneeded stuff!
If you can, I'd be interested to know more. But if you can't no worries, just professional interest as a driver.
 
No dramas. Its carrying capacity from the military point of view is 6t but its max gross legal weight is 18t. Ill see what we get next week hopefully.
 

Truxx

LE
What are your thoughts on the 56mph restriction?
Is it a good thing? Safer?
It would be miles better if it were 60 (the actual speed limit)

Mind you Truxx's new Magnum is a flying machine - I drove up from Epsom last week with it and it is like someone has set the speed limiter at 56 then given it an additional half a turn just for badness. It even overtakes oirish trucks...
 
It would be miles better if it were 60 (the actual speed limit)

Mind you Truxx's new Magnum is a flying machine - I drove up from Epsom last week with it and it is like someone has set the speed limiter at 56 then given it an additional half a turn just for badness. It even overtakes oirish trucks...

How's it sound?

If you have the limiter calibrated on well worn tyres on then put new ones on.......
As far as I recall there is a tolerance on the limiter of 1 or 2 mph, most of mine show 57mph on satnav
 
No it doesn't.

Trucks routinely come down off Stainmoor on the A66 and ontro the single carriageway section at over 80

And bloody scary it is too.
Especially when you get to the end of the dual carriageway in the outside lane and there is to much traffic to get back where you belong
 

Truxx

LE
How's it sound?

If you have the limiter calibrated on well worn tyres on then put new ones on.......
As far as I recall there is a tolerance on the limiter of 1 or 2 mph, most of mine show 57mph on satnav
Can't hear the engine in the cab for me laughing. Outside it just purrs
 

Truxx

LE
I do like the suggestion by @robinrocket111 of the old(er) Swedish trucks:

the Volvo F88 or 89 . . .

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or, the "Classic" Scania 141 . . .

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If not yourself, then I do hope someone is preserving examples of them both, but particularly the stylish, big Scania.

If you are minded to indulge yourselves going that old, the last examples from the Leyland group contained some you might consider:

the magnificent Leyland Roadtrain . . .

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and, the "rufty tufty" Scammell Crusader,

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Probably the last use of the Motor Panels cab. With swing-out radiator to give access to the engine from the front. They used to appear on Witham's site, but I have not seen one for a while. A "clean" (undamaged) one, would - of course - have been serviced regularly, and possibly have (very) low milage?!
Perkins used to run Roadtrains with Eagle 350s in -built and tuned by Perkins. they were awesome.
 
Perkins used to run Roadtrains with Eagle 350s in -built and tuned by Perkins. they were awesome.
The Eagles where a brilliant motor, just a shame about the rot box Leyland built around it. When I first started driving in 81, my boss gave me nearly new one. Within two years he had to fit new doors because they’d rotted out.
 

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