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Re: Classic pictures Update 19/09/2017

Post #2571 by essexpete » Sun Oct 01, 2017 11:12 pm

A cracker with the JCB demo unit!

The TKs look maxed out, perhaps the Leyland engine?


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Re: Classic pictures Update 19/09/2017

Post #2572 by Jeremy Rowland » Mon Oct 02, 2017 7:42 am

essexpete wrote:A cracker with the JCB demo unit!

The TKs look maxed out, perhaps the Leyland engine?



I thought the same about the TKs bet they were slow uphill.

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Re: Classic pictures Update 19/09/2017

Post #2573 by pv83 » Mon Oct 02, 2017 4:54 pm

Jeremy Rowland wrote:
essexpete wrote:A cracker with the JCB demo unit!

The TKs look maxed out, perhaps the Leyland engine?



I thought the same about the TKs bet they were slow uphill.

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Weren't they slow downhill as well... :roll: right, I'll get me coat...


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Re: Classic pictures Update 19/09/2017

Post #2574 by pv83 » Mon Oct 02, 2017 4:56 pm

hair bear wrote:The Pickfords picture - Why are the cab windows paneled over?
The Antar picture - Is that a Rottinoff behind?


Export reasons..?

I'm fairly sure that that's a Pacific with a in-house build cab.
Might be wrong though as usual...


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Re: Classic pictures Update 19/09/2017

Post #2575 by pv83 » Mon Oct 02, 2017 5:01 pm

Osgood wrote:
pv83 wrote:..... Didn't Sid Harrison converted some Scammell's just like that?



It looks like Harrison stretched the chassis and added a middle non-steer axle supported on airbags. See:

http://www.roadranger.co.nz/2013/09/sca ... pbook.html

Harrison Scammell.jpg
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Ah, cheers Osgood! Reckoned it was a similar sort of axle conversion, this proofs it wasn't.
This leaves us still a bit in the dark though as to what it then is..?


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Re: Classic pictures Update 19/09/2017

Post #2576 by Jeremy Rowland » Tue Oct 03, 2017 7:35 am

Yes Patrick the TK was a slow truck and perhaps we forget how trucks have improved over the years; when I started as an apprentice truck mechanic back in 1978 the 'horse power per ton' battle was in full swing and the engine bhp in general was on the up, in those days it was the NTCE290 Cummins that was leading the way then most of the manufacturers started to up the power, sadly this was where we lost Gardner who had fallen behind resting on their laurels, even putting a turbo on the 8 pot lead to the 8LXCT but from memory it only put out 265bhp by that time Cummins and Rolls were putting out up to 320bhp.
I recall learning to drive on the trucks and going through a weeks intensive training at a proper HGV driving outfit and they had a Bedford TM powered by the Bedford 330 diesel, it was painfully slow I recall driving it uphill and going through the gears with an empty trailer on it thinking to myself "how on earth would it cope with a load on it?"
While I'm not sure I think the modern artic has an average of around 600 ponies these days quite impressive. :thumbup:

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Re: Classic pictures Update 19/09/2017

Post #2577 by dpan » Wed Oct 04, 2017 12:43 am

The good pictures posted Oct 1 by pv83 show the trailers with removable rear wheel assemblies. Every time time see pictures of that style trailer, float, lowboy, wonder what was the method of retention and procedure for removal and reinstall. Must have been brutal to remove and install on uneven soft surface. No wonder over the side loading and unloading was done. Must be some contributors to this forum that experienced that task.


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Re: Classic pictures Update 19/09/2017

Post #2578 by Mrsmackpaul » Wed Oct 04, 2017 4:13 am

Wayne I have often thought the same thing and for the life of me I cant think of a reason they went that way
Lucky for Australian we never had that type of thing we had side load rear load or folding goose neck and pretty much do today, although most today are rear load
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Re: Classic pictures Updated 08/10/2017

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Re: Classic pictures Update 08/10/2017

Post #2580 by Mrsmackpaul » Sun Oct 08, 2017 1:48 pm

The Vatican Mack (Fiat), they sold quite well out here for some years till they up and left one night and left all the owners high and dry with no parts
International tried to introduce them again in the 90's but the damage was done, cant even give the second hand ones away

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