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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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    Eddie Stobart truck names…more terrific truck titles on Biglorryblog

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    Continuing the intermittent series of the best (or otherwise) of Eddie Stobart truck names, Road Rat has been busy clicking away on behalf of Biglorryblog to bring you the very latest batch of cab names for your delectation…and no prizes for guessing which tractor manufacturer has had their pleasure of Eddie’s business lately.Starting with Verity

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    Old Italian Fiat trucks. Biglorryblog gets an offer he can’t refuse…from Sicily

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    Following Biglorryblog’s recent postings on old Fiat trucks, Globe-trotting wagon driver Nick Garlick has sent me these snaps from his recent trip to Sicily. Nick tells me: “I came across these three excellent ‘proper Misters motors’ sheltering from the midday sun in Palermo port. Enjoy!” For more ancient Italians click through here… This slightly ‘younger’

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    Mini artic…mega cab. Biglorryblog has Iep to thank for this oddball ‘little big truck’.

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    How’s this for a mega-whopper cab…? Even if it is based upon an Iveco Daily! Biglorryblog has his favourite cloggie Iep van der Meer to thank for the interesting shot of this mini artic furniture truck with its own high-roof deep sleeper on it. (There’s probably more room in it than the average artic sleeper

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    A real-life Tonka toy – the Caterpillar 777F on video

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    BigLorryBlog’s recent drive of the mighty Caterpillar 777F was captured on video, and here it is – the effortless way it negotiates a 27% slope, and the relative ease of performing a three-point turn in a 160-tonne dump truck, are quite a sight to behold:

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    Mega heavy haulage trucks. Biglorryblog on Rotran’s South African ‘babies’.

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    I was just thinking that I hadn’t heard from my old mate Dennis Child, the man who has the eneviable task of operating some of the biggest and heaviest on-road trucks in the world. And then he sends me some pictures of his magnificent special types tractors.Dennis works for ROTRAN in South Africa and runs

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    MAN’s new 680hp V8 TGX..Biglorryblog finally gets down to work!

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    I can put it off no longer. It’s now time to tell you about my last couple of days driving the new MAN TGX and TGS artics…and of course the fabulous V8 TGX at 680hp which comes with its own ‘groupies’ as witnessed above…But I’m getting ahead of myself. The day (Wednesday) starts with a

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