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you older lads should give us young(ish) ones a run for our money
heres my hall o shame
volvo f7 f10 fl7 fl10 fh12
sed ak 301
scania 3,4 series
all the heaps courtesy of brs warrington!
trading as conehead haulage.
jeez this is going to test the failing memory cells
at first thought I can remember all these ones- but will probably edit and add more as the gray cells start to remember
B series with jennings cab
I cant remember the older ones designations
but most from 18 tonner up to the high roof variant
95 series (with and without torque converter)
No name!! ( only very brief drive)
Cant remember the designation
but 18 tonner with the club of 4 cab
the high roof artic with the similar cab to the transcontinental/Berleit
a 1951 historic but still working truck
Shelvoke and Drewry
thers is probably loads more to add
Think ive got them in no particular order - here goes
Ford D series 1000
Bedford tk km tm
Scania 81 112 R420
iVECO 380 340 with Eaton ts
Daf 95 380 (pile of pooh) 3600 space cab (best ever)
Magnum(whats all the fuss about)
Man 26/414 - rigid conversion , F322 , Tg 410
Currently driving an LF 220 at the moment
But the ££s are good
Oh and a "Commer Comando"
Here's my little list of those that I can remember so far :-
Bedford's - TM, TK 330 & 500's, TL, KM 500 39ft Rigid.
Dennis, Dust Cart Thing
DAF's - 1900, 2100, 2200 Old, 2300, 2500, 2800
DAF's - 75 - 210 ?, 270, CF75 310, 85 - 290, 330, 360, CF85 360, CF85 380, CF85 430, CF85 430 Space,
XF 95 430 Space & Super Space, XF 95 480 LHD Super Space
ERF EC11- thing and the one after, ERF ECX ? (MAN TGA cabbed)
Foden 325?, Rolls Royce.
Ford Cargo's - a few, including a 240 Cummins with Eaton ?? + Ford D-series
Iveco's - Cursor ??, Euro Tech, Eurostar 430, Strallis 430.
Leyland's - Freighter, Constructor, Roadtrain.
M.A.N.'s - 16.170, 22.321, ??401, TGA 410, TGA 430
Mercedes - 1620, 2124?, 1635, Actros 1835 Mega LHD Pre-select,1835 Telligent, 1843 Telligent, Axor 1843, Axor 1840
Renault's - Major 420, Premium 385, 400, 420. 450 Auto
Scania's - 111-280, 111-305, 112-360, 113-280, 113-320, 113-360, 94-310, 114-340, 124-380, 124-400, 124-420 Midliner,
124-420 Topliner, 144-530 LHD Topliner
Seddon Atkinson - DAF cabbed twin splitter thing
Volvo's - F4, F6, F7, F717, FL7, FL10, FM-1 340, FM-1 380, FM1 420, FM-2 380, FM-2 420, FH-1 340, FH-1 380,
FH-1 420, FH-1 460 LHD, FH-2 420, FH-2 460, FH-2 460 LHD
EC10 ERF (My first twin splitter)
114 380 Scania (little did i know that later on i'd buy it)
EC14 ERF( went like a train )
FM12 Volvo Globe ( Sod all room)
FH12 I Shift version2 ( i liked very much)
FH12 460 version 1( Went like a train, drank like a fish!)
440 actros demo (nice truck, too many faults)
124 420 Scania (Mr. Vain)
Those are all the trucks that i've done more than a day with. Other than that its been a mixed bag of what ever is kicking around.
Pre TGA Man
Theres probably more that i wish i had driven.
Bedford QL (Restoration project)
Bedford 15cwt (RP)
Chevrolet 6 x 6 gun tractor (RP)
Ford Transit double wheeled with a Perkins 4.108 Engine.
Leyland Sherpa van
Bedford TK-KM-TM (Detroit Diesel 2 stroke with exhaust missing)
DAF 2300-2500-2800-95 380
White Road Commander II (Only drove it once, they said I was too young, until there was a no-show)
Scania 111-142-143- P cab 112+113 R cab 112+113 plus a 113 bed upstairs Roadtrain
Volvo F86 (1 night out only) F88-F10-F12-F12 Globetrotter…… FL10 (MOT relief vehicle to Italy!)
Leyland T45…to Sicily…..err nice
Atkinson Borderer..One shunt to Ipswich….arms hurtee!
Mercedes Benz 2028
Seddon Atkinson 401 Strato cab, (only because I was delivering into the SA factory from EU)
MAN twin steer (can’t remember designation) circa 1980
Iveco Turbostar….big engine I think a 420 with twin Eminox stacks (Look at me!!)
Iveco 220-320 (There lies an urban myth)
Kenworth 6x6 mobile oil rig gantry (in the UK in 1986)
This got me as far as 1999.
Scania P380 and various others
Scania 124 420
Scania 4something V8
Iveco Stralis Auto
MAN TGA 440
Mercedes Actros semi-auto
Volvo FH12 480 I-shift & Manual
Renault Premium Auto
mmm, lets see
1978 F10 (on my dad's knee)
F7 (shunting as a 14 yrs old)
16.25 roadtrain (spicer box)
FL10 (passed test on Fri, all week away from following monday)
F10 6x2 (L276HFU last seen at Lunn's in Hull)
22.321 MAN (roadranger box- 75mph clutchless flyer)
Daf 2300 (with 1900 engine fitted @ 24t !!!)
Daf 95 / 85
Then just about anything ever made in last 8 years working for the big truck rental companies, although never had the pleasure of a Sed-ak!
Worst truck ever....... early Opticruise scania (why a 3-pedal auto???)
In some sort of alaphabetical order:
Atkinson: Borderer (With Cummins and Gardner!)
DAF: 45, 65, 85, 95, XF105
ERF: E10, EC11
Iveco: Stralis (Just about every one from a fleet of 25!)
Mercedes: 814 (Old style 7.5t), Atego, Axor, Actros
Volvo: F7 (Passed test in one!), FL7, FM7, FM9, FH12
Think thats about it!
Help preserve the worlds only flying Vulcan Bomber here: www.vulcantothesky.org
Merc Atego - straight 6 box, my first truck!!!!!
Merc Axor - 8sp slapover, current truck - long serving driver left so I got promoted!!!!! (or de-moted, still prefer the Atego for the rear mounted crane, even though it is 4 years older than my current steed!!)
You`d never guess that I work for a builders merchant!!!!!!!
p.s at 28, I now class myself as old!!! lol
here we go,
erf ec14 twinspitter fantastic truck
ford d series v8 perkins
ford cargo ,magirus deutz engined artics and drawbars.
iveco eurocrap,least said the better.
man f90 series
renault major,premium 385.
seddon atkinson rr265 401(never missed a beat)
volvo f10,12 fh12 380/420
Only a small list but been driving for 5 weeks so not to bad
Iveco Cargo 18tonner
DAF XF 95 430
IVECO Stralis 430
Scania R420 HiLine
B, BE, C1, C1E, C, CE, fkp, STGO CAT3
scanias 92 114 380 topline 420 an r420 and a 94
mercs 1617 axor[apig] actros atego
volvo fm fh 420to 480
mans tga tgx and f2000
renault midlum premium
iveco stralis eurotech
ones ive shunted with f10 1635 fl10 ford cargo[artic] 142 113 1729 2025 1625
and an f7
i hate xf 105s
I cant remember what i drove last week never mind going back to 1982 which i belive was a leyland boxer or could have been a bedford tk passed my test ina ford D series i do remember that thou
because YOU told me to!!!
well heres my list
Maggie duetz 8 wheel tipper when I was 15 in a quarry while my dad was having lunch
after passing my car test
transit vans of all ages
VW LT and transporter
loads of 7.5 tonners
Ford d series
MAN (the VW lt shaped one)
Leyland roadrunner complete with the silly front window so you could see the kerb
ERF (although really it was a MAN)
Mercedes 814 and atego
MAN TGA 6 wheeler
Foden 3000 8 wheeler
Daf CF75 6 wheeler
ERF EC11 4 wheeler ( took my test in it)
Scania 8 wheeler
Mercedes Axor and Atego 6 wheelers
Bedford TM 6x6
Volvo FM12 8 wheeler
Daf XF 95
Atkinson borderer (part owned with a few mates)
and I'm only 39
got my eyes on the road and my back to the load
Some old mercedes, what I was doing my driving license on it: (something like that, 11 tons):
Star 266, polish military old lorry (great fun!)
but in my version you could made a cabrio of it, as it has roof made of canvas and you could put your windscreen flat to the front - I was driving that off road in military excercision area (it's good to have a friends, who are army officers ) Anyway, it's a good fun and I will build a camper on it one day
Kamaz tipper (only to try, on short distance):
7.5 MAN (old and new ones)
18 ton MAN (new one)
Scania (28 tons)
Leyland DAF 45
Foden alpha 2000 (I don't know if that correct name for it, it was X reg and similar to DAF)
Iveco eurocargo and this older ones with FORD sign
Renault (7.5 tonners and Premiums)
as for small things, I was driving ford courier for a living for some time, then polonez truck like this one from time to time:
(worst vehicle ever driven by me) and Nysa in scouting:
(this one was quite fun, only 3 gears and reversing instead of 1st:
Also: Renault Master, Mercedes Sprinter, Iveco Daily (this one to Holland) Opel Movano and Renault Traffic.
That's how I roll http://youtu.be/R15gD35BsiA
Sorry..i got alzeimers...i do remember driving her indoors up the garden path..
gotta keep taking the tablets..
1st lorry was a Maudsley..then a Thames Trader..Leyland heaps of [zb]..ERF, Foden heaps as well..and now driving a DAF...all the others are of no interest..
one of the old school...whats a test ??
In the haulage industry since 1963
45 (last 3 models),55(a p-reg),65,85,105XFSSC (My current abode)
1987 short nose
4325 and a DAF cabbed 32 tonner
Ford (real fords, not ivecos)
Some ancient old heap in the states
1983 GMC General
It Vibrates, Everything Comes Off
Mean And Nasty
7.5 and 18 tonners, all with that horrid Czech cab
809,814,815,1815,1820, axor 1821, actros 1834 (ish)
94 and replacement R cabbed rigids
Fl6, FL7, FM7, VN610, VN660
My dream motor? Volvo VN780 or, realisticly a volvo made Magnum...
Gis a job?
Lots of different trucks.
Lots of different cars.
loads of motorbikes.
a ride-on lawnmower.
My Mrs up the wall like someone else said.
Never driven a train though!
"Illegitimi Non Carborundum"
I drove a train!
Engine like this (ET 22 995) and 7 double deckers of passengers!
Engine only 105 tons... Mmmm
Last edited by orys on Sun Jul 20, 2008 5:32 pm, edited 1 time in total.
That's how I roll http://youtu.be/R15gD35BsiA
I drove the following:-
Scania 310 Rigid
Scania 420 Artic
Since passing have drove the following:-
Daf XF 480 Super Space
DAF XF 480
Scania Topline 420
Scania Topline 470
Merc 500 V8
Scania 500 V8 Highline
Scania 500 V8 Topline
Scania 450 143 V8
Scania 420 Highline (Current motor)
Scania Highline 580 V8
All pics can be found here:-
http://www.bebo.com/PhotoAlbum.jsp?Memb ... 6578033295
In rough date order.
Ford D series
Sed Ak 400 day cab with 180 Gardner & 6sp DB box, worst of the lot
Foden 8wheeler with the huge headlights S??
Sed Ak 400
Merc 1735 fastest lorry I've ever been in
Volvo F16 Globetrotter
Iveco Turbostar 190-48
Volvo F12 Globetrotter
Scania 124-400 Topline
All new stuff on market in 2001 (road tester for TRUCK mag)
Merc Actros 2540
Iveco Eurostar 520
Scania 143-450 the best of the lot
Iveco Stralis 540
Volvo FH12-500 I shift, close 2nd to the 143
Kenworth T800 like going back in time 20yrs!
Saw a sticker on a car which read "I'm a Veterinarian so I drive like an animal" and I realised that there are a lot of Gynecologists driving too...
Since i started in 1990
M & A Roadways 142 380 (non intercooler)
Mckellar Trucking 112 333-6x2
Fieldings 113 360 (topline)
MAN 410 XXL
MAN 430 XXL (current motor)
2 makes in 18 years- i havn't lived!
This is wot we do!
most memorable was driving this (HMS Cardiff) for about 5 minutes (i actually drove it but the officer of the watch decided where we went)
scania 94d 230
Merc ATEGO (worst ever)
IVECO Eurostar rigid
and a battered VOLVO F12 rigid that was about 400 years old with no night heater (overnight on manchester in december)
and thats about it for now
We dont stop playing because we get old, we get old because we stop playing!
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