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Re: Classic pictures Update 09/04/2017

Post #2531 by pv83 » Sat Aug 12, 2017 10:11 pm

Thoughts anyone..? ;)
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Re: Classic pictures Update 09/04/2017

Post #2532 by pv83 » Sat Aug 12, 2017 10:18 pm

Found another one...
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Re: Classic pictures Update 09/04/2017

Post #2533 by pv83 » Sat Aug 12, 2017 10:20 pm

Mrsmackpaul wrote:these style of low loaders sure look different to what I am used to seeing
I have often wondered how they jack them back up with a big load on as I feel it would be fairly easy to punch a hole in the road with the jack base

Paul


As with most things, even the roads were far more better in those days Paul :lol:


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Re: Classic pictures Update 09/04/2017

Post #2534 by Jeremy Rowland » Sat Aug 12, 2017 10:35 pm

pv83 wrote:Thoughts anyone..? ;)
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Well as it has a Volvo F12 cab on it surely it must be something to do with Volvo or they would not be permitted to use the F12 logo? :think:

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Re: Classic pictures Update 09/04/2017

Post #2535 by hair bear » Sat Aug 12, 2017 10:57 pm

Terberg Chassis?
Lokomo appear to be machinery builders in Finland...

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Re: Classic pictures Update 13/08/2017

Post #2536 by Neversweat » Sun Aug 13, 2017 4:34 pm

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Re: Classic pictures Update 13/08/2017

Post #2537 by FOWLER MAN » Wed Aug 16, 2017 9:41 pm

Hi Steve,
Good to see you posting again :thumbup:
It's been a while and I wondered if all was well with you. :?: :?:
Keep it going. :thumbup:
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Re: Classic pictures Update 09/04/2017

Post #2538 by FOWLER MAN » Wed Aug 16, 2017 10:26 pm

Mrsmackpaul wrote:these style of low loaders sure look different to what I am used to seeing
I have often wondered how they jack them back up with a big load on as I feel it would be fairly easy to punch a hole in the road with the jack base

Paul


Hi Paul,
I date back to the days of knock-out axle trailers. There were still quite a few Ballast Tractors with drawbar trailers too., makes the Damond -T and artic trailer in that post look modern.

Diamond-T ballast tractor.
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We jacked the trailers as a matter of course. If you had a D8 or some other lump about 30 tons half the weight was on the turntable so that left about 15 tons to jack and a pair of 15 ton Duff Norton "(Duffy)" ratchet lacks with a 5 foot bar in each made short work of lifting the trailer. You could use a navvy to lift the wheels out of the way and place them ready to roll them back in if need be too.

That's not to say that we didn't load navvies and dozers over the side and carry anything like a 22 RB, ( as long as it wasn't "long and wide"), cross-carriage to save splitting the trailer.
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A few more early low loader pics below, some with ballast tractors.
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Re: Classic pictures Update 13/08/2017

Post #2539 by Osgood » Thu Aug 17, 2017 11:15 am

The Matador / drawbar trailer was one used by the Airfield Construction Branch of the RAF.

They also used Scammell Constructors with a huge steel ballast body (floor was 1 1/2" thick plate!) to pull Crane / Dyson drawbar trailers.

Occasionally a Drott was carried in the body of the Scammell.
One driver told me he was running north out of Singapore with a Drott in the back, waiting at traffic lights. A truck pulled up alongside, engine surging and obviously itching for a drag race. The RAF driver stuck the Scammell in 3rd, revved a little and upon light change let the clutch out and literally left the other truck behind. He then noticed in his mirror that he'd also left the Drott behind, sitting in the road at the junction - he'd forgotten to chain it and it had slid out though the rear body doors!


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Re: Classic pictures Update 13/08/2017

Post #2540 by FOWLER MAN » Fri Aug 18, 2017 12:33 am

Hi Tony,
Here's another RAF Airfield Construction Squadron mishap.
This Scammell and trailer seem to have lost the Smith 5-20 navvy it was carrying.
Looks as though someone forgot to engage the swing lock on the Smith :?: :?:
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