Discussion in 'Pictures and video' started by candor, Apr 13, 2011.
I'd like a 6x2 one for hauling the piggys and the grain, comfort and power
Is the chassis lengthened in that as well or did they just move the cab back
I saw a new FH16 750 today on personalised plates 191 L 750 at the Bandon Truck run, more pics here https://photos.app.goo.gl/A5VUGPnZkhfa3osS8
That I don't know, but if the longer wheelbase helps in stability when hauling heavy loads it must be a longer chassis, otherwise they just got it converted to look cool, and who wud do that???? They going loading blades on Monday mite try and get some photos if I've time.
I unloaded at the abattoir at the side of a 750 in the spring,we left at the same time and I'm not kidding I gunned the feck out of my truck all the way down the motorway and he just kept on catching me,fair impressive in that he'd be 21t or so unladen.
Hes a nice bit from home
Wasn't there one of those long nose Scanias up around the Borris area about ten years ago or so.
paddy magee has one , would be much closer to you
J Ryan Haulage have one too I think.
Think Whittens had one. Used see them drawing the Port tunnel sections.
This was an owner operator as far as I remember, I might have the area wrong. It used to be a struggle to get him exactly right on the weighbridges anyway.
Don’t remember any around this area. I would be between Borris and Bagenalstown area. This one is in the Bagenalstown area but only lately
Bit of a spin alright, good turnout, about 140 trucks.
When I missed the School bus I used to thumb and I often got a lift in Stafford’s Bull Nosed Mercedes that was hauling beet .It was way quieter than other trucks .
I do not think anyone would thumb to school nowadays . I was probably fourteen.
I regularly thumbed from Julianstown to Dublin and never got murdered .
probably because they realised once you got into the car that you were a psycho and they couldn,t wait to get you out again
Unless someone has a sign saying I am an axe murderer I would always give them a lift.
There were some terrible noisy lorries back then. My father had a two stroke commer drawing beet and it was so noisy that when it was going up past the local national school the teachers used have to stop whatever they were doing till it passed on.
i,d never stop for a stranger , i,d say its my loss really as you get some great stories from some of them
We could hear the Commers coming out of the town and know exactly where they were by the sound of the engine and the changing up or down of the gears . They were supercharged which means they had a mechanically driven turbocharger. There was some roar out of them . On a frosty night we could hear them till they went over Boggan Hill the far side of Ballon
Have you had occasion to come across many holding a sign stating that ?
There were some right characters years ago , when you are talking about thumbing to Dublin and school. possibly some weirdos , but you never heard of the tragedies that can happen nowadays , which are unfortunately all too commonplace now.
There was a most unusual noise from those Commer 2 strokes. No ad blue then.
Father in law used to have two stroke detroits on water well drill rigs he reckons ear muffs were a must have accessory no matter how big or many silencers were on them
They had a black 1 at 1 stage. Havent seen it in d yard in years theyv got a few noce lorries down there now
Were the Commers using Detroit engines, there were a few yokes I remember with Detroit 2 stroke diesels and they were bloody noisy, one was a handyish Terex loading shovel and the other was a Fox self propelled forager.
My father always stopped for people if there was room in the car. I once picked up a guy in Carlow and I thought it was better to drive him past my house to the Fighting Cocks as he definitely was dodgy.
There used be a line of people at Newlands Cross with signs for their ultimate destination. My brother thumbed and used a Post Bus around Scotland.
The two stroke were a very unusual design as well.Six pistons opposeing each other in three horizontal cilinders ports instead of valves.By all accounts they were pretty useless to pull.