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    Superior Scania Toplines for sale from Mick Moody. So what are you waiting for asks Biglorryblog?

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      Having recently posted a story about Biglorryblog’s All-time Top 10 trucks which naturally featured Scania’s extra-long Topline cab–the Longline—I was intrigued to see the following comment posted back by Mick Moody of Moody International–the UK and European reefer operator and used truck sales company. “We have two Scania longlines for sale if anybody is interested…” So quick

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    Vintage fairground trucks and photos, courtesy of Hatwells

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    When I met with John Brixton, who owns this impressive Foden S106, he gave me a guided tour of his father-in-law’s sheds at the family home in Oxfordshire. And these weren’t any old sheds. John’s father-in-law is Jimmy Hatwell – who comes from a long line of showmen. In fact his family have been working

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    Aussie Bicentennial Macks…they all had a name says Biglorryblog!

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    It’s amazing what you can learn from Biglorryblog. Or to be more accurate (more accurate?…ah forget it) Anyway having blogged on the Mack Trucks Australia Heritage website and this wonderful Bicentennial Mack tractor I get an e-mail from Cam in Oz who says: “Hi Brian, all the Bicentennial Macks have got a name. They were

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    The new Daf XF105.560….or is it just a case of ‘badge engineering’? Biglorryblog wonders….

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    Those crazshee Dutch guys are at it again! And leading the way is Biglorryblog’s favourite cloggie, Iep van der Meer, who has sent me this ‘exclusive’ on Daf’s new 105.560…well we’ve all been waiting for it right? Anyway Iep says: “560 hp Daf Twin Turbo? Daf produces its MX 13-litre engine up to 510hp but

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    10 bridges you should drive across before you die

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      Image: Shutterstock   There is something about a good bridge that stirs the emotions, whether these be wonder, excitement or even fear. But obviously some are more exciting than others. And with that in mind, here’s a list of the Top 10 bridges that everyone needs to cross before they die.I stress that these

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    How many Scania Centurions did they make, and how many have survived?

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      Am I right in saying that Scania only made 100 of their limited edition Centurion tractors? If so, does anybody know how many are still in existence today? Click below to continue reading   I was under the impression that they were all top-trim, top-spec high horsepower tractors with full aerodynamic body kits –

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    Unusual green Foden – Have you ever seen anything like this before?

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        Thanks to Jimmy Key for sending me this fantastic picture of one of the most unusual trucks I have ever seen. Jimmy suggests that I feature the Foden in Truck & Driver’s Picture Post section – which sounds like a great idea. The only problem is that I don’t know what to say about

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    Wind turbines…have you ever wondered how they assemble one asks Biglorryblog? Start with a Grove telescopic tower crane….

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    Biglorryblog has Rod Simmonds to thank for this selection of pictures which shows you (if you’ve ever wondered) how they put up a wind turbine… It all starts with the latest Grove GTK1100 telescopic tower crane, unveiled at the Bauma construction show in Munich, which has completed its inaugural lifting job at a site in

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    AdBlue…how to detect when you’ve got diesel oil contamination in your truck’s AdBlue tank

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    Not that long ago I was sitting with a whole bunch of truck operators in a somewhat noisy and overcrowded restaurant in Lyons having watched Man United score a late equaliser against Olympic Lyons in the Champions league (But that’s another story..) Anyway there was Biglorryblog, amiably chatting to a fleet engineer from a major truck rental

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    The Aixam Mega electric van. It’s a light truck Jim…but not as we know it says Biglorryblog…

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    Fancy a delivery van that costs less than 2p a mile to run? “But that’s impossible Biglorryblog!” I hear you shout. Well not if you’re the proud owner of the Aixam Mega electric van (that’s one pictured above) which you can see at the CV Show at Birmingham between April 15-17 2008. And no jokes

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