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Volvo 860??

Post #1 by Hammer man » Sat Oct 03, 2009 7:10 pm

Heres 1 of our Volvo fuel tankers.Mid 1970`s i think,860???We have 2 of these.I`m not sure if they are converted dumpers or purpose built as tankers.I know early last year they removed the dumpbody off an early A25D & sent it away for conversion.I have driven this tanker on a huge site we used to work on in Portishead.It was more confortable on site than the A20 & A35C i was on at the time!It has a steering columb gear change.The only trouble was its only 6x4,so had to watch we did`nt get it stuck :lol:
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Post #2 by john345me » Sat Oct 03, 2009 7:37 pm

think it mite be a 861 :!: but not sure :D

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Post #3 by DaveS » Mon Oct 05, 2009 3:36 pm

Although a lot of conversions were made from ageing dumpers the Volvos were available as a 'Terain Chassis' without the dump body, they were then numbered 860TC, 861TC etc.

These were used in the UK for refuse container handling, tankers, pipeline shot-blast and welding units, timber transporters (the Forestry Commision had them in Norfolk), and as the basis for concrete mixers.

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Post #4 by Hammer man » Mon Oct 05, 2009 9:30 pm

Thanks Dave s :) I`ve been on a few land fill sites & have seen 6x6 A25`S with hook loaders on them,& also 4x4 & 6x6 unbodied Volvo`s & bell`s with 5th wheels to transport the artic tipping trailers on to the tips.
I will try to find out if ours were dumpers or unbodied :)
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Post #5 by samk706 » Tue Oct 06, 2009 9:57 pm

colemans water bowser not sure what model, but could be an 860 ? ?

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Post #6 by john345me » Tue Oct 06, 2009 10:02 pm

they are 861 dumpers they still have the bodys for them down there quarry :D

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Post #7 by samk706 » Tue Oct 06, 2009 11:00 pm

ah thanks john i thought you might know :thumbup:

are there any clear vantage points to take pictures of there quarry ? ?

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oh just realised that in the second photo it actually says 861 on the front :doh: !!

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Post #8 by mjb1 » Thu Oct 08, 2009 11:08 am

i think the machine in the top pic was converted to a tanker , i drove it once on fuel duties back in 87 during the construction of A303 ilminster bypass, my main drive was a 5350 till a new E reg A20 came along :D could never get the hang of those 861's although kelston was still running some real dog eared 860's as well


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