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Keep “as is” or restore asks Biglorryblog

Biglorryblogs man for all things Aussie Classic, Graham, spotted this Albion at the recent Hunter Valley Truck Muster held down under.. The question is do you restore to as new? Or keep as is… its a question that has divided classic vehicle owners for many years. Biglorryblog  has one foot in both camps, having restored a 1967 Land Rover, but …

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A “15” in the city snapped by Jim for Biglorryblog

The “15’s” theme continues on Biglorryblog, As Jim alighted from Highbury & Islington station last Thursday this truck caught his eye. Jim only had a pocket point & shoot camera with him at the time but he managed to snap the Iveco at the traffic lights. On return home he realised that the vehicle was only 4 days old. So …

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First 15’s begin to arrive in BIglorryblogs inbox

Back from Biglorryblogs weeks holiday,  BLB is pleased to see that the inbox is filling up with images of  “15’s” (15 being the new registration mark that denotes year of registration and  came out on the 1st of this month) forst to hit the inbox was this DAF  from Paul, who says “Having had one of those weeks when I …

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Biglorryblog is pleased to learn that this ERF ECX will keep on trucking

Biglorryblog has been informed that one of the last ERF ECX tractor units operated by J R Adams(Y 987 ETN) has been purchased by an enthusiast in North Yorkshire. It is to retain its distinctive traditional company livery,with permission of James/John Adams and will be used to transport a steam engine within the UK and the continent..Its stable mate however  …

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Biglorryblog salutes these old soldiers still serving a valuable duty

Truckingwrite spotted these old soldiers on a top secret military testing area ( visible from the M3 at Chobham). Long past the time when they can provide valuable logistics support they are now used to train servicemen and women in recovery techniques. The TM above certainly seems to have a rough timeWhile this tipper TM’s cab seems to be pretty …

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Getting your first brand new trucks?, Might as well get a striking new livery too agrees Biglorryblog

Construction services and waste-management company Smiths (Gloucester) Ltd., have rolled out a striking new livery on four, high specification FH tractor units. According to Paul Smith, although the company has operated Volvo trucks for several years, they have always been purchased as late plate used vehicles, mostly FM-440 and 460hp chassis, with a mix of multiwheelers and tractor units. The …

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