Gaydon 2021 departure vid.


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Gaydon 2021 departure vid.

Post #1 by hair bear » Sun Aug 22, 2021 9:59 pm

Hi,
Nice selection of trucks here. Question is... At 14:56 there is a Foden '8x4 rigid + 5th wheel' arrangement. Interesting configuration, but what was it's purpose?
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Re: Gaydon 2021 departure vid.

Post #2 by Jeremy Rowland » Mon Aug 23, 2021 10:58 am

Nice clip there Rob :thumbup: the Foden was unusual I could only hazard a guess that it was for greater payload but for exactly what and why this layout wasn't more popular I cannot say?

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Re: Gaydon 2021 departure vid.

Post #3 by essexpete » Mon Aug 23, 2021 11:02 am

Could ask on the Truck forum. My guess would be increasing max gvw around the rules of the day?


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Re: Gaydon 2021 departure vid.

Post #4 by essexpete » Fri Aug 27, 2021 12:40 pm

There is info on truck forum.
Seems it was to max GVW at the time. Short lived, as the artic weights went to 32ton shortly after.
http://www.trucknetuk.com/phpBB/viewtop ... tart=13410

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Post #5 by hair bear » Fri Aug 27, 2021 1:38 pm

Nice find. I'm sort of familiar with that area around Kyle and I think I'm right (trying to reference a book called 'Road To The Isles' but can't find it) in saying that the road we know now along the south of the peninsula through Reraig and Balmacara was a 1970's creation so their road test would have taken them from Dornie somewhere up over the top towards the Plockton area to approach Kyle from the north-east. An interesting trip with a car so full marks with a truck like that!
The truck reminds me of something Denby might have created.
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