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Mercedes purchase advice 10 Jul 2019 09:07 #201609

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PaulFH wrote: Great run out of Scania prime movers on medium duty.
Economical, easy to work on and good parts availability.
Ten year old kid could drive one, very driver friendly.
Quiet & comfortable, hear the radio & phone.
112 probably the quietest motor, 113 had a tinny sump.
Lot of traditional truckies don't like them but I did.
Good luck with your search Lang. Paul.

We have a 113m we bought for the farm to cart rock around etc , it runs like a 2bob watch and is like driving a lounge chair,its done nearly a million ks ,it replaced our ol KW125
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Mercedes purchase advice 10 Jul 2019 11:56 #201610

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That Scania 8 wheeler I drove the other day ticks all the boxes and, as you say, drove even better than the old F86. Unfortunately Bev has two wrecked knees from a bike accident and I would have to rig up a bosuns chair to the 7 ton crane to get her up into the cab.

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Correction!
Bev happened to see over my shoulder the above remark and as usual took it the wrong way.

Please read: "I would have to rig up a bosuns chair to the 7 ton crane to lift her 55kg into the cab."
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Mercedes purchase advice 10 Jul 2019 16:08 #201612

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Nice recovery there, Lang!

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Mercedes purchase advice 10 Jul 2019 16:27 #201613

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Grab the fryin pan Bev

we all kno wot he ment
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OF ALL THE THINGS EYE MISS ................. EYE MISS MY MIND THE MOST

There's more WORTH in KENWORTH
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Mercedes purchase advice 10 Jul 2019 17:15 #201620

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Swishy

Take one Unthankyou.

The VW ad I just put up in the Sometimes Sayings thread would really put the fox in the hen house if she saw me enjoying it (not really after 50 years of unfettered chauvinism)

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Mercedes purchase advice 10 Jul 2019 19:59 #201625

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Lang, would the gumboot version offer easier entry with tank steps?
Not as long tray can be fitted and not many for sale now.
Even better ride than the cab over and nice flat cabin floor.
Old S line Internationals might be similar too.
Hope you find the answer, Paul.
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Mercedes purchase advice 10 Jul 2019 20:13 #201626

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Thanks Paul

There is no particular job or great rush on this and I am just looking for the right combination (at least a beaver tail or tilt tray but preferably with a behind the cab crane) to appear. This combination is not rare but over 30 year old ones are not so prevalent. If I bought the right low entry truck. removed or modified its existing tray, bought a new one and fitted a crane I would be out the back door both financially and in wasted time.

Something will turn up, just a matter of patience.

Appreciate all the suggestions and ideas from the team.

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Mercedes purchase advice 11 Jul 2019 08:23 #201631

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I with Paul on the bonnet version We used get Scania's on loan with the car racing The bonnet with a sleeper room for a party
if you have friends Both versions 6/8 perform quiet well The only thing that would catch you out was 24 volt system as some we where
give didn't have step down Just my thoughts
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Mercedes purchase advice 16 Jul 2019 21:01 #201746

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Lang,
I might have missed it, but are you looking for a rigid with crane or a prime mover to haul a trailer?
Couple of Scania options on pickles this week.

www.pickles.com.au/trucks/item/-/details...Bin-Lifter/202719240

www.pickles.com.au/trucks/item/-/details...Bin-Truck/1020101330

The later can even go straight on to historic with no Regency inspection and cheap rego
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Mercedes purchase advice 16 Jul 2019 22:29 #201748

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Thanks for that.

Looking for a rigid preferably beaver tail and a crane. And yes, it has to be over 30 years for cheap rego.

We discussed the hook trucks and by the time I stuffed around getting a tray even without the crane I would be up around the price or mote probably over, of a complete turnkey unit. The idea is to be able to collect the projects not buy a project.

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