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Re: Yanky Iron Fix II 17 Dec 2013 07:12 #127162

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Ah Mr Swishy,
wibfaa
(Who needs Wikipedia when we got a real live knowledge compiler like you?)

So, the American regulators had a brain fart and it resulted in what the yanks do best: gross, over the top excess.
And their bridges still fall down due to age and lack of timely maintenance.

God blessem'


As for carrying freight behind the cab, that would make some sense, a good plan, in theory, until once again carried to excess.

Using it for driver accommodation like that however. . . a good place to drink whisky and beer, play with their guns and watch porn perhaps?
Or, at it's most innocent, re-runs of their favourite "Smokey and the Bandit's" and "Ice Trucker" video's?
At least it gets them out from behind the wheel (where they must get all hot and horney) and into some quiet "time out" place away from the main road.

'twas a passing strange thought after all, and the more we found out the stranger it got.

"Bloody Yanks, all hat and no cow."

LOL big time.

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Re: Yanky Iron Fix II 17 Dec 2013 10:43 #127163

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They don't have any corners in the US... Here, you'll be able to drive these things on two streches of Autobahn in Germany or Holland but that's it.

There are lighter bridges here too, but you can't sacrifice maneuverability in this way :o

That's more like it, lol:




Those set back front axle K100 were owned by Swiss Friderici who had the largest K100 fleet in Europe. Mostly fitted with 8-92Ts I believe. Pics from Photos camions and Truck Italia respectively.

Cheers

T

PS: Anyone who wants to see the roads they used them on, please see here: www.toprun.ch/truck/12-2005/Daniel/.viewer/viewer.html

This is the Outback but on the other side of the world...


Tatra, is the other truck in that photo an MB badged Hanomag-Henschel?

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Re: Yanky Iron Fix II 17 Dec 2013 18:57 #127164

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Ah Mr Swishy,
wibfaa
(Who needs Wikipedia when we got a real live knowledge compiler like you?)

So, the American regulators had a brain fart and it resulted in what the yanks do best: gross, over the top excess.
And their bridges still fall down due to age and lack of timely maintenance.

God blessem'


As for carrying freight behind the cab, that would make some sense, a good plan, in theory, until once again carried to excess.

Using it for driver accommodation like that however. . . a good place to drink whisky and beer, play with their guns and watch porn perhaps?
Or, at it's most innocent, re-runs of their favourite "Smokey and the Bandit's" and "Ice Trucker" video's?
At least it gets them out from behind the wheel (where they must get all hot and horney) and into some quiet "time out" place away from the main road.

'twas a passing strange thought after all, and the more we found out the stranger it got.

"Bloody Yanks, all hat and no cow."

LOL big time.

-b

Ive said it before and I"ll say it again you could right cards or was it frotune cookies seeya Paul
Your better to die trying than live on your knees begging

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Re: Yanky Iron Fix II 17 Dec 2013 19:42 #127165

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Re: Yanky Iron Fix II 17 Dec 2013 19:46 #127166

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Tatra, is the other truck in that photo an MB badged Hanomag-Henschel?


Hamish,

Most certainly it is. Friderici back then had quite a few Henschels (and later, Hanomag-Henschels). I believe they thought very highly of them - in fact, most who used them did, and the common view is that they were a better quality truck than whatever MB had to offer. It's also fairly safe to say that when H-S got into difficulties (not through their fault - there's a fascinating story how it happened but this thread is probably not the right place for it) in the early 70s MB bought them with a view to closing a competitor down, something which they did within a few years. However, in order to please existing customers they partially kept the current range in place but with MB engines. I think the first thing to go though were the sleeper cabs - MB intended the H-S chassis to be reserved for tippers and cement mixers. I think Friderici wanted to hang into a good thing as long as possible particualrly on the long Middle East routes where the H-S' heavy duty chassis was at an advantage. Of course you could not by that time expect to travel from Switzerland to Saudi Arabia with a day cab, hence the strange (but practical) sleeper. Here's another pic (with the K100s as well, not to get too OT!)



Friderici was also very unusual for a European operator in having such a large fleet of KWs. The other brand they favoured (other than the home-made Saurer) was, believe it or not Foden!

Again to demonstrate the conditions in the ME, a couple of pics from www.lesroutiers.ch/transporteurs/04629e9abe07d6f06/ (as is the previous pic):




Cheers

T

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Re: Yanky Iron Fix II 17 Dec 2013 20:22 #127167

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wibfaa - again

Swishy,
duya meen thisun?

[ ;)/]

Crikey, and some one here once had a bit to say about us using pitcher wut myt be copyright. To late she cried.

Not only just the photo's actually posted by Bobsboy but the whole of the HCVC topic/ thread that they were posted on .

And that's just the start of it [ifn eye wuz a reel 'tective...].

Ain't the interweb an amazing place?

Ta fer the "knowledge".

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Re: Yanky Iron Fix II 17 Dec 2013 20:52 #127168

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Not the safest place to Sunbake I would've thought.. :-/

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Re: Yanky Iron Fix II 17 Dec 2013 21:02 #127169

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Maybe he/she has just been run over and nobody cares over there.

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Re: Yanky Iron Fix II 17 Dec 2013 21:36 #127170

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Either that, or the Sleeper's not as "practical" as Fageol says... ;D
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Re: Yanky Iron Fix II 17 Dec 2013 21:43 #127171

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Either that, or the Sleeper's not as "practical" as Fageol says... ;D


Hahaha, good one hayseed ;D ;D ;D
Some play hard to get

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