Len Rogers European Truck Collection

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AEC Marshal. Made in the early 60's this truck was good for 22 tons gross and sported the new Ergomatic cab. This cab was shared with other Marques in the Leyland stable. The truck, in recovery layout, was seen at the Gaydon Historical Truck gathering in 2006. AEC Mandator. Built from 1954 to 1963 these models were very popular in the haulage industry. This 4 x 2 tractor unit is in Triplex livery and was seen on the Scammell Road Run from Paddock Wood in 2005. Astra HD/c 84.45. This modern Astra tipper belongs to the Bianchini Construction Company and was seen in Bologna in 2006. The Astra company specialise in building heavy duty chassis for the construction industry.
Astra 360cv. The Astra company was founded in 1948 and soon specialised in the construction market where it captured a majority of the market in Italy. This truck was seen in Montese, Italy in 2006. Atkinson Borderer. Atkinson was acquired by Seddon in 1970 so this was one of the last Atkinson models made. In the mid 70's the trucks were marketed as Seddon Atkinson. This restored 4 x 2 tractor unit was seen at Gaydon in 2006. Bedford TK 4 x 4. This truck has British Army registration and is probably over 20 years old. The British Army had many of this type of vehicle followed by the Bedford TM but they had to be supplied by other companies as the company folded when General Motors pulled out in 1986. This truck was seen at Gravesend in 2006.
Bedford S-type. This model was made throughout the 50's. It was a 7 ton semi forward control model. This truck is owned by R.C.Jeffrye who have a large fleet of British Trucks in preservation. The truck was seen at Gaydon in 2006. BMC. This flatbed with sideboards was seen at a Truck Gathering at Paddock Wood in 2005. The truck has been preserved and was first registered in 1970. Originally an Austin/Morris, these companies merged to become BMC. BMC. Seen at a Truck Festival at Peterborough in 2006, this model started life as an Austin/Morris. BMC was formed in 1952 and then merged with Leyland in 1968. The BMC name was phased out shortly afterwards.
Commer. This 4 x 2 tractor unit was seen at Gaydon in 2006. This unit was registered in 1966. Owned by Chrysler the Commer name was dropped in the mid 70's and all Chrysler trucks were then marketed as Dodge. DAF 3300. This tri-axle Spacecab tractor unit is seen here pulling a tilt trailer. Once a common truck on British roads, I can't even remember when I last saw one of these trucks. This truck was seen on the M25 at Dartford in 1996. DAF 95XF. This truck used to belong to a large Maidstone recovery company but it is now owned by Dynes. Dynes are a Dartford based company with a large fleet of recovery vehicles of varying sizes. The murals on the truck were put on by the original owners and have been retained by Dynes. The truck was seen at their yard in 2006.
DAF 95XF 430 Space cab. Adolf Ebner are an Ausrian company who do a daily run to Ireland where they have a small office. They have mainly DAF trucks in their modern fleet but also have some MAN tractor units. The truck was seen at Gravesend in 2006. DAF 60.180. When Leyland were in trouble, DAF took a controlling interest and this Leyland Daf 60 was one of the new range of trucks that was built. This model is owned by Mapp who supply the building trade. The truck was seen delivering to a building site in South West London in 2006. DAF 75. 300. This removal van is owned by the International Moving Company. It has a built in sleeper pod within its body. Some companies adapt this pod to carry their technicians to their job. Large side opening doors give excellent access for modular units which can then be stored at the depot. The truck was seen on the M25 in London in 2000.
DAF XF 95 430. This is a popular model and is a commom site on British roads. DAF have a 27% share of the British market and are the market leaders. This truck is owned by Jack Richards, a Norfolk haulier who also has Volvo and Mercedes in his fleet. This truck was seen at Gravesend in 2006. DAF 95. Hewden Stuart are one of Britains largest crane hire company and this old model DAF was one of their crane support vehicles. Weights for their Demag crane can be seen on the 5 axle Nooteboom trailer. The truck was seen in Dartford in 2000. DAF CF. Suttons are an old company that has been trading for 80 years. It has a large tanker division as well as a distribution division shown in the picture. The truck was seen at Gravesend in 2006.
Dennis. This company first started building trucks in 1903. Today they concentrate on the municipal market but whereas they had a major hold, nowadays other manufacturers are producing vehicles for this sector. This dust cart was seen at Gravesend in 2006. Dodge 300. This model was first produced in 1957 and has a Perkins engine. J.Cornford owns another Dodge that has been restored and this model shown looks as if it is in need of restoration. It was seen on the Scammell run at Paddock Wood in 2005. ERF. This company is owned by MAN and the ERF models are badge engineering. The days of the ERF marque are numbered. MAN sell many more trucks than ERF and it is not becoming commercially viable for the company to continue marketing ERF. This truck was seen at Gravesend in 2006.
ERF KV. This model was made in the mid 50's. The model shown is a heavy duty 6 x 4 ballast tractor. The truck was seen at a Scammell Road Run in Kent in 2005. ERF ECX. S. Jones Transport has a large fleet of tankers and are a common site on British roads. The truck shown is a MAN based truck and was seen at Gravesend in 2005. ERF ES6. Texaco have a large fleet of trucks and this one is based in Herts. All trucks with hazardous cargo have to display a contact board with type of cargo and emergency numbers. This board can be seen on the side of the truck. The truck was seen at Gravesend in 2006.
ERF ECS. Total have a large fleet of trucks and the ERF is a very common truck that hauls tanker trailers in Britain. Most big companies sub contract their work and this truck belongs to Wincanton. The truck was seen at Gravesend in 2006. Fiat 692 N2. This 8 x 2 truck was seen in Bologna in 2006. It is over 30 years old and still working. With the ramps, sloping bodywork and 4 axles it is ideal for transporting heavy builders plant. Foden Alpha 3000. This Cheshire based truck was seen at Gravesend in 2006. Foden belongs to Paccar and this year will be the last year these trucks will be made. Foden started life making steam lorries in 1900 so they are a very popular truck in Britain and will be sadly missed. This truck was seen at Gravesend in 2006.
Foden S21. This truck looks as if it has come straight out of the box. It was seen at Gaydon in 2006. Hoveringham is in Nottinghamshire where they quarried lots of sand and gravel so I would imagine this 1967 tipper would have been ideally suited to the area. Foden Alpha. This truck is based in Bedford and was seen on the M25 motorway at Dartford in 2005. It has a roll on roll off body so can use a different type of body depending on the weight of the waste or aggregates that it is carrying. Foden DG6/12. Built circa 1940 this impressive recovery truck was seen at Gaydon in 2006. Foden started off building steam lorries but soon realised that diesel was the way ahead. This was one of their first diesel vehicles.
Foden 4300. This company manufactures and distributes cement. It has a large fleet of 3 and 4 axle mixers. This truck was seen at a truck lot and was for sale in Dartford in 2005. Alpha 3000. Storefast supply the food industry. They have bulk liquid storage and also blend and pack ingredients for its customers. Their tidy Foden was seen at Gravesend in 2006. Ford Thames Trader. This was the bonneted version of the original successful Thames Trader produced by Ford in Britain. This 1962 model was seen at Gaydon in 2004.
Guy Big J4T. This 4 x 2 restored tractor was seen at Gaydon in 2006. This truck has a Gardner 180 engine. They were also fitted with Cummins engines. They had a GTW of 30 to 32 tons depending on spec. Iveco Eurotrakker. Conway has a large fleet of Iveco 8 x 4 tippers. It has a designed gross weight of 34 tons so is ideal for building industry. The truck was seen at Gravesend in 2006. Iveco Eurostar. This model has the cursor engine that complies with the Euro 3 directive on polluting emissions. Hauling a 20ft container on a tri-axle skeletal trailer the truck was seen at Gravesend in 2006.
Iveco Turbostar 190.36. This truck and trailer was seen at Northfleet, Kent in1996. It belonged to Hungarcamion the Hungarian state owned trucking company. The company was started in 1966 and is one of the biggest Central East European companies. Iveco Stralis 430. R.H Freight provide a 24hr and 48hr service to Europe. The truck shown has Lithuanian registration. It was seen near Dartford docks in 2005. Leyland Comet. This truck was seen at Gaydon in 2006 and has an authentic load of bricks to match its company livery. The truck was built in the 50's and had a 6 to 7.5 ton payload depending on the spec offered.
Leyland 30-25. This truck was part of Leyland's T-45 range but although a successful truck, foreign competition spelt the end for Leyland and it was bought by DAF in 1987. This truck was seen in Hackney, London in 2004. Leyland Eland. Registered in 1975 this is still a working truck. The truck was seen at a Truck Rally at Paddock Wood in 2005. Leyland Freighter 16-14. Supergas supplies Butane and propane as fuels. This delivery truck is seen with a gas tank body with hazard boards on the side with emergency information. The truck was seen at Northfleet in 1996.
MAN TG XXL. This German registered MAN is seen hauling a 20ft Iso tank. It was seen at Gravesend in 2006. MAN TG XXL. Hanbury Davies is one of the largest privately owned companies in East Anglia. Their head office is based at the Port of Felixstowe, one of the largest container ports in Britain. The truck was seen at Gravesend in 2006. MAN. DBI are an environmental waste company and this truck is slightly unusual in having three rear axles. The truck was seen at the Oxford services on the M40 in 2006.
Mercedes 2626. This 4 axle mixer has three rear axles with the rear one as a steering axle. The truck was seen at Pforzheim, Germany in 1994. Mercedes Actros 1861. NYR is a large recovery company in Kent that has a lot of high spec trucks in its fleet. This 610 bhp Actros is a Limited Edition and was seen at a Truck Festival at Detling in 2006. Mercedes Actros Megacab. Eddie stobart is a very popular haulage company in Britain and has quite a large enthusiast following. This truck has the companies latest livery and is a 2006 model. The truck was seen at Gravesend in 2006.
Renault Kerax. This truck is Renault's heavy duty truck for the construction industry. This 8 x 4 mixer was seen at Gravesend in 2006. Renault R385. Garn was started in 1983 and today has a mainly Scania fleet. This Renault model was not as popular in Britain as it was in France, where it is made. You do not see many of them on British roads. This truck was seen on the M25 at Dartford in 1998. Renault Magnum. This Polish truck was seen at Gravesend in 2006. The refrigerated trailer is loaded with mushrooms for the British market.
Renault Premium 420. This truck is hauling a bulk powder trailer. The truck is based in Derbyshire and Twyford have a large fleet of bulk powder trailers. The truck was seen at Gravesend in 2006. Scammell. Scammell were designed for moving heavy loads and this one probably started life in the heavy haulage industry. It is now a showman truck. It was seen at a Scammell Road run in 2005. Scammel S26. This truck has been restored in its original livery but is no longer owned by Econofreight. Econofreight are a heavy haulage company and the truck is licenced to work at 150 tons GTW. The truck was seen at a Scammell Road Run in 2005.
Scammell S24. This truck belongs to a recovery company. It is a very heavy duty truck and was first registered in 1982. It would have no trouble working in the heavy recovery business. The truck was seen at Gaydon in 2006. Scania R420. This truck is a specialised car transporter with a closed sided body for security. It travels all over Europe and was seen here in East London in 2006. Scania T Cab 124G 400. Bonneted trucks are not a common sight in Britain as they have to meet the government's overall length restrictions. Most of them pull shorter bulk trailers. This one was seen hauling a 40ft container at Gravesend in 2006.
Scania R580. Donnell and Ellis are an Irish heavy haulage company and this is their latest prime mover tractor unit. It has 4 axles and is capable of hauling 150 tons GTW. The truck was seen at a Truckfest in Peterborough in 2006. Scania. This Belgian registered truck has the longer sleeper unit and is marketed at the owner driver. This truck also has a lot of customised features and was seen at a Truckfest in Peterborough in 2006. Scania T cab 164L 580. This French customised Scania was seen at a Truckfest in Peterborough in 2006. The paintwork is based on the film Leon. It has an opalescent finish and has many extra custom features.
Scania 110. This Dutch Scania was seen at a Truckfest in Peterborough in 2006. It has a sleeper box behind the cab and a distinctive stainless steel exhaust system. Scania 113M 360. This truck was seen on the M25 at Dartford in 2000. Someone has obviously attempted a bridge too far. Seddon Atkinson Pacer 210. This refuse truck was seen in its yard at Dartford in 2002. The cab is an Iveco cab. Seddon Atkinson was taken over by Iveco in 1992.
Seddon Atkinson Strato 325. This truck was built before the Iveco takeover. It was then owned by a Spanish company and shared its cab with DAF and Pegaso. The truck was seen in Dartford in 1996. Seddon Atkinson 275. Cleanaway is an International company and employs 9000 people in the UK. This is one of their recycling trucks. The truck was seen at Gravesend in 2006. Steyr 19 S 36. Steyr are built in Austria and this truck is registered to an Austrian Art handling Company. The truck was seen in East London in 2000.
Volvo NH12. The Volvo NH12 is not exported to the UK so they are quite a rarity on British roads. This one belongs to the Dutch company h.j.van bentum and was seen at Gravesend in 2006. Volvo FM12 420. This truck is hauling a bulk powder trailer. Van den bosch is a Dutch company that hauls foodstuffs in tankers both wet and dry although this is only one part of their operation. The truck was seen at Gravesend in 2006. Volvo F12 400. This truck was seen at a Scammell Road Run in 2005. It is seen here unloading an old ERF which it has just transported for taking part on the run.
Volvo FM12. John F Hunt provide many services to the buiding trade including demolition. This is one of their trucks seen at Gravesend in 2006 delivering some of their hire equipment to site. Volvo FM12 420. Industrial Chemicals Ltd have depots in Essex and the north of England. They haul many chemicals, acids and silicates in their tanker fleet. The truck was seen at Gravesend in 2006. Volvo FH12. This truck has the Globetrotter cab and is hauling a tri axle curtainsider trailer. Joda Freight is a West Yorkshire company and the truck was seen at Gravesend in 2006.
Volvo FL220. McGrath are an East London waste management company and the truck here is one of their skip lorries. It has a blue livery which is a departure from the red and yellow livery that can be seen on their older truck in the background. The truck was seen in Hackney in 2005. Volvo F7. This truck has a sleeper cab and was seen on the M25 at Dartford in 2000. Foley and Miles transport building blocks and the truck can be seen here with a self loading crane. Volvo F86. This truck was seen at Gaydon in 2006. It has been restored and was first registered in 1978. When the F86 was first imported to the UK it was received with much approval and was a sucessful truck with many hauliers.


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