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AEC Mercury. Cresswell. This truck is carrying an old Fordson tractor on its way to a Truck Festival at Gaydon in 2008. It's wearing crossply tyres that are no longer made by modern manufacturers. AEC. This truck has a twin ram dropside tipper body which is ideal for moving bulk sand and gravel. There are numerous quarries in the Huntingdon area where the truck comes from. The truck was seen at Gaydon in 2008. Aveling Barford 690. This company was formed in 1933 and specialised in site trucks and dumptrucks. The company had a chequered career and is now owned by the Thomson group of companies. The truck was seen at Belleek, Ireland in 2008.
Bedford. This fire appliance is affectionately known as a Green Goddess. There is a fleet of them in mothballs and they are still used today whenever there is a strike by the Fire Brigade, which is pretty rare. They are then driven by the army. The truck was seen at a Truck Rally at Chatham, Kent in 2007. Bedford KM. Knowles. This truck has been brought up to this immacuate spec by Knowles Transport. This 28 ton tractor unit probably has a V6 Detroit engine. The truck was seen at Gaydon in 2008. Commer. Knowles. This truck is part of a large collection of trucks owned by this company. The truck has a 2 stroke engine and is seen with 2 very small drivers mirrors. Not much bigger than those on a motor scooter. The truck was seen at Gaydon in 2008.
DAF XF 105. This DAF is in the manufacturers demonstration colours. It could be on loan to the transport company for evaluation although it is showing a personalised number plate. The truck was seen on the A2 trunk road at Gravesend in 2008. DAF 65. Abels. Abels are a large national and international removal and storage company. They have the Royal Warrant displayed on their livery which also shows nice graphics. The truck was seen at one of their depots in Huntingdon in 2008. DAF CF. Chestnutt. This company supplies animal feed and has a bulk blower body. The truck has a quarry chassis with a high diesel tank for better ground clearance. The truck was seen near Donegal, Ireland in 2008.
DAF XF95. Cosgroves. This rescue and recovery company has many custom features on this truck. The truck was seen just before giving a display at a Truck Festival in Kent in 2008. DAF XF 105. Eijfferts. This Dutch company has over 70 trucks in their striking colour coded livery. This truck has the optional spot lights in the roof although this does reduce locker space in the cab. The truck was seen on the A2 trunk road at Gravesend in 2008. DAF 85CF. J and M. This support vehicle to the companies crane fleet is seen here on the A2 trunk road at Gravesend in 2008. The truck looks like a stretched mid lift tractor unit and has a hiab fitted behind the cab.
DAF 95. Just in Time. This was the first Super Space Cab DAF and it has Leyland DAF badges on the grill. DAF is now part of the PACCAR group. The truck is hauling a French company's triaxle trailer. The truck was seen on the A2 trunk road at Gravesend in 2007. DAF 105XF. This truck has custom air brush paintwork with 10 extra customised spot lights fitted to the cab. The truck owners are celebrating 25 years of trading with this vehicle. It was seen at a Truck Festival in Kent in 2008. DAF XF 105. Paroc. This Finnish company is a leading company in the manufacture of mineral wool insulation and has outlets in Poland where this truck comes from. It is a Mega Cube drawbar unit on small wheels. The truck was seen on the A2 at Gravesend in 2008.
DAF CF. Rudridge. This truck has the space cab with sleeper unit. It has a self loading and unloading crane to handle the pallets of bricks and building blocks that it hauls. The 8 wheel chassis has a metal dropside body. The truck was seen on the A2 trunk road at Gravesend in 2008. Dennis Elite. This Council refuse truck is designed for the collection of recyclable material and is appropriately coloured green. It was seen on the A2 at Gravesend in 2008. Dodge. Knowles. This tractor unit is another vehicle in the Knowles Transport collection. Its trailer is a four in line. The inside wheels being very awkward to change when they have to be changed. The truck was seen at Gaydon in 2007.
ERF ECT. Beck and Pollitzer. This heavy haulage company was hauling three large sheets of steel weighing a conservative 18 tons. The truck can regularly haul 80 tons GTW. The truck was seen in Huntingdon in 2008. ERF ECX. This tractor unit has a stabilising axle and is hauling a 20 ft container on a sliding trailer in the loading position. The container looks empty. The truck was seen on the A2 at Gravesend in 2008. ERF E10. This day cab tractor unit probably started life hauling petrol tankers. It has been restored and was seen at a Truck Festival at Chatham, Kent in 2007.
ERF. This truck was registered in 1969 and has the Gardner 180 engine. It has a Beaver tail body and was seen at Gaydon in 2008. ERF ECT. RH Freight. This three axle curtainsider has the top of the range MAN body with the addition of 8 customised spot lights. The truck was seen on the A2 at Gravesend in 2008. ERF LV. This truck was produced in the 50's and was a popular model at the time. This sheeted and roped truck has been restored and was seen at Gaydon in 2008.
Foden 3250. This British cement mixer truck was seen at Belleek in Ireland in 2008. I wouldn't have thought it travelled there to work and was probably bought second hand and shipped there for work in the Irish construction industry. Foden S20. This eight wheel tipper has been restored and was seen at Gaydon in 2008. Foden is firm favourite with British enthusiasts. Foden which was once part of the PACAAR group is no longer in production. Foden Alpha. This three axle day cab unit is seen hauling a bulk trailer. Many Waste Managment companies in England use Foden's for this type of work. The truck was seen on the A2 trunk road at Gravesend in 2007.
Foden Alpha. A.J.A. Smith. This tractor unit was the last design to be manufactured before the companies demise and sports the same Foden badge that all models from the companies conception have carried. This one is hauling a tipper trailer. The truck was seen on the A2 at Gravesend in 2008. Thames Trader. Toleman. Toleman were a car transporting company based in Essex and at one point in their trading career had a Formula One team with Ayrton Senna as their driver. This restored truck was seen at a Truck Festival at Chatham in 2007. Thames Trader D series 900. This truck was first registered in 1967 and is restored here fitted with its original cowcatcher grill. The D series replaced the Thames Trader model and was a very popular model for the Ford Motor Company. The truck was seen at Gaydon in 2008.
Iveco Stralis 420. De Rooy. De Rooy is a Dutch company even though this truck has Polish number plates. They specialise in transporting farm equipment and tractor units like the picture shown. You often see them with their own trucks and trailer on the unit saving diesel for the return journey. This truck was seen on the A2 trunk road at Gravesend in 2008. Iveco Stralis 480. Nolan. This Irish company has over 450 tractor units and 1000 trailers in its fleet. This flatbed trailer is fully loaded with steel mesh and was seen on the A2 trunk road at Gravesend in 2008. Iveco Stralis 450. Pekaes. This is Iveco's latest model and is in the livery of Pekaes, a Polish company first started in 1958. Today it is one of Poland largerst transport companies. The truck was seen on the A2 trunk road at Gravesend in 2008.
Karrier Bantam. Karrier trucks were very popular for municipal work in the 50's. The company was started in 1920 and from the 70's onwards was passed from one major manufacturer to another as companies were amalgamated and bought out by each other. This restored model was seen at Gaydon in 2008. Leyland Landmaster. These trucks were made by Leyland for export as can be seen by its left hand drive. This one was never exported and is seen here restored at Gaydon in 2008. Leyland Roadtrain. This model was first registered in 1986 and has a Cummins engine and an Interstate roof. Restored to its original condition, it was seen at Gaydon in 2008.
Magirus Deutz 310. R. Adams and Son. This German manufacturer was merged into the Iveco group in 1975. The cab shown was also shared with the Fiat and Iveco trucks at the time. It has an air cooled engine and this model also has a split rear wing. The truck was seen at Gaydon in 2008. MAN. Downton. This is the latest model from MAN and seen here in Downton livery. Downton have over 250 trucks with mainly a DAF and Volvo fleet. The truck was seen on the A2 trunk road at Gravesend in 2008. MAN XXL. Gartner. This Austrian company offers a wide range of transport services including, tilt, refrigerated, tanker and car transporter trailers. The truck shown has Hungarian number plates with a reefer in tow. The truck was seen on the A2 trunk road at Gravesend in 2008.
MAN XXL. Sealane. This company was formed in 1983 and is an International Logistics Company based in Hertfordshire. The truck here is hauling a Euroliner trailer. The truck was seen on the A2 at Gravewsend in 2008. Maudslay Mogul. Lloyds of Ludlow. This company has a small fleet of restored trucks and this 4 wheel flatbed was seen at Gaydon in 2008. Maudslay was started in 1903 and the name was discontinued in 1959 when the company was in the hands of AEC. Mercedes 1418. Lenham Storage. This truck is in the colours of the old livery of Lenham storage and would have worked out of their base in Lenham, Kent. The truck was seen at a Truck line up at Brands Hatch, a popuar Truck Racing venue in Kent in 2007.
Mercedes Actros 25.48 Megacab. Massey Wilcox. Massey Wilcox is a well established Somerset transport company and the truck here is hauling one of their Tautliner trailers. The truck was seen on the A2 trunk road at Gravesend in 2008. Mercedes Actros 25.50 Megacab. May. This German drag and trailer has an A frame trailer which can be very difficult to reverse in the wrong hands. The truck was seen on th A2 trunk road at Gravesend in 2008. Mercedes Axor. Waitrose. This supermarket truck belongs to the John Lewis Partnership. It has raised rear bodywork to allow the shutter to park giving maximum load space when loading. The truck was seen on the A2 trunk road at Gravesend in 2008.
Renault Premium. Norbert Dentressangle. This company is one of the largest transport companies in France with 8500 vehicles and has depots all over Europe. This latest model truck was seen on the A2 trunk road at Gravesend in 2008. Renault Maxter G300. Nicholls and Pearce. This truck has a Rolonof body and is shown here with a loaded skip. The truck was seen on the A2 trunk road at Gravesend in 2008. Renault Premium. RH Freight. This is an International freight moving company based in Nottingham. They cover all aspects of storage, transport, warehousing and groupage all over Europe and worldwide. The truck was seen on the A2 trunk road at Gravesend in 2008.
Scammell Pioneer. This truck was converted to a recovery vehicle by Caffyns in 1964 who put new bodywork onto the vehicle. An original Scammell Pioneer can be see on this page. The truck was seen at Gaydon in 2008. Scammell S26. Crouch. This ex army vehicle was bought by Crouch who have a large fleet of recovery vehicles in their distinctive orange livery. The truck was seen on the A2 trunk road at Gravesend in 2008. Scammell. This truck is in Pickfords livery. Pickfords were one of the main Heavy Haulage companies in the 50's and 60's in England. Scammell trucks being their main prime movers being renowned for their durability and pulling power. This truck was seen at Gaydon in 2008.
Scammell Pioneer 6 x 4. This ex army vehicle with recovery bodywork was seen at Gaydon in 2008. All trucks had an 8 ton winch fitted and the truck were used for many years by the British Army. Scania Vabis. Birds. Birds are an Irish haulage company who's roots can be traced back over 100 years. Their trucks are always top of the range and well turned out. They used to run this model in the 70's and this restored truck was seen at Gaydon in 2008. Scania 111. This was a very popular model in its day and is now becoming a bit of a classic at Truck Festivals today. This model with a long range fuel tank was seen at Gaydon in 2008.
Scania R480 topline. Hayton Coulthard. This is a top spec model with the deep R spec bumpers for better air flow. This Scottish truck has custom spot lights and tartan clan livery. The truck was seen on the A2 trunk road at Gravesend in 2008. Scania R380. Dave Deadman Trucking. This eight wheel flatbed has a straight front axle and a small steel bumper allowing it better ground clearance when off road. The hiab stabilising jack can be seen between the front twinsteer wheels. The truck was seen on the A2 trunk road at Gravesend in 2008. Scania R420. Duno. This Czechoslovakian drawbar combination is close coupled when travelling in a straight line. When it turns corners to stop the bodies from touching, it has a telescopic drawbar boom operated by sensors on the trucks rear doors. The truck was seen on the A2 trunk road at Gravesend in 2008.
Scania 143M 420. This Polish truck has a 14 litre V8 engine and is hauling a tilt trailer. It is seen here with a short door cab. The truck was seen on the A2 trunk road at Gravesend in 2008. Seddon Atkinson Strato. This particular cab was also used on the DAF 95 and Pegaso at the time. This truck is shown with a car transporter trailer loaded with six farm tractors. The truck was seen at Gaydon in 2008. Seddon. First registered in 1968 this truck is powered by the Gardner 180 engine. In the 70's this unit was replaced with the Gardner 240. The truck was seen at Gaydon in 2008.
Seddon Atkinson 401. This vehicle looks like an aircraft fuel tanker with its rolled hose behind the cab. It has no registration plates and was seen in a field at Brands Hatch Motor Racing circuit in 2007. Volvo FM12. This truck was seen on the Isle of Aran in 2008. It is seen here boarding a small ferry that will take it to the mainland. The blocking out with timbers took several attempts before it was loaded safely. Volvo FH12. C.I.S. This rear mounted hiab vehicle with tag axle appears to be a stretched tractor unit. The truck was seen near Barnsley, Yorkshire in 2008.
Volvo FM12. Easy Load. A new truck and a new skip container. The containers get a lot of site abuse and it is unusual to see one in such good condition. This truck is travelling empty as the cover is not deployed. The truck was seen on the A2 trunk road at Gravesend in 2008. Volvo FL10. This truck was photographed in Dublin in 2008 as it was crossing a busy road junction. The FL 10 model is becoming a rare sight on the roads nowadays. Volvo FM12. Derek Fox and Sons. This truck is designed for carrying cut to size timber logs. The truck is seen here with a self loading crane and trailer. The truck was seen at Gaydon in 2008.
Volvo FH16. 660. GAL. This Polish truck is top of the range with a powerful 660 bhp engine. It can be seen that this company is celebrating 80 years of trading. The truck was seen on the A2 trunk road at Gravesend in 2008. VolvoF10. Gratton. This F10 is seen carrying another Volvo, the F86, on a step frame trailer. Both trucks have been restored to a very high standard. They were seen at Gaydon in 2008. Volvo F88. Knowles. This restored truck is seen carrying a very interesting truck. A gas turbine powered Leyland based on a Bison chassis. The Leyland was only finished just in time for the event, its first outing. They were both seen at Gaydon in 2008.
Volvo FL. James Latham. This latest model is the new mid range model and is a collaboration between Volvo and Renault. James Latham is a timber importer and stockist and has depots all over England and Scotland. The truck was seen on the A2 trunk road at Gravesend in 2008. Volvo FH 520. MPS. This heavy duty tractor unit has 4 axles and is seen hauling a crawler crane from NRC Plant Hire on a 5 axle low loader trailer. Capable of a GTW of 150 tons this truck was seen on the A2 trunk road at Gravesend in 2008. Volvo FH12.420. Translact. This Dorset company transports food products and is seen here hauling a stainless steel tanker. With a long range diesel tank the truck was seen on the A2 trunk road at Gravesend in 2008.


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