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New models 2007 Bauma 2007 2° Thayngen Swiss truck rally Truck Story: Foden (pt.1) The leaders: Berliet TBO New Cometto trailers for Fagioli 6 pages for the “Trucks in the World” collect Pesanti & Eccezionali 12/2007 nr.8 H H E E A A V V Y Y & & E E X X C C E E P P T T I I O O N N A A L L L L O O U U R R D D S S & & E E X X C C E E P P T T I I O O N N N N E E L L S S S S C C H H W W E E R R E E & & S S C C H H W W E E R R L L A A S S T T P P E E S S A A D D O O S S y y E E S S P P E E C C I I A A L L E E S S P P E E S S A A N N T T I I & & E E C C C C E E Z Z I I O O N N A A L L I I
  • New models 2007

    Bauma 2007

    2 Thayngen Swiss truck rally

    Truck Story: Foden (pt.1)

    The leaders: Berliet TBO

    New Cometto trailers for Fagioli

    6 pages for the Trucks in the World collect

































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    PESANTI & ECCEZIONALI - N 8 12/2007 Casella Postale 52 36043 Camisano Vicentino - Italia Direttore responsabile: Alberto Milano (tel. 00 39 049 80 20 565) Sito internet: www.pesanti.it e-mail: [email protected] Editore: Alberto Milano - Via De Regnier 5 35128 Padova - Italia

    PESANTI & ECCEZIONALI - N 8 12/2007 P.O.Box 52 36043 Camisano Vicentino - Italy Editor: Alberto Milano (tel. 00 39 049 80 20 565) Web site: www.pesanti.it e-mail: [email protected] Editor: Alberto Milano - Via De Regnier 5 35128 Padova - Italy


    From New Zeland, Rod Simmonds send us the photo of a Kenworth K104 8x4 with 4 axles trailer The 8 axle truck-trailer combination is very diffused in this state. About Rod, we hope to have soon him between our collaborators!

    Gianluca DallOlio ([email protected]) send us a 2007 photo about, proba-bly, the only one Astra BM21 converted as 8x4, thanks to an axle, without suspensions, mounted behind the tandem drive.

    Welcome back in "Pesanti & Eccezionali". As we had announced previously in this space, from this number the magazine will be available in two different editions, one in the Italian language and one in the English language, totally identical both for text and illustrations. This solution has allowed a greater space for the articles and also the use of a larger character, in order to facilitate the video consultation. If 2007 has been characterized by the greatest event in the constructions field, the Bauma in Munchen (D), during 2008 there will be four important fairs, all of international significance, three for constructions vehicles and one for road vehicles: the Samoter of Verona (I) and the Conexpo of Las Vegas (USA) in March, the Smopyc of Zaragoza (E) in April, the IAA of Hannover (D) in September. P&E will make its best to show you all these events in the next number, even if the first three meetings are too much closer among them and this makes all more difficult. As promised, in this number is published the first part of the history of Foden, one of the great names between the makers of heavy vehicles. We want to propose this kind of articles even in the future, proposing you briefly, and with an suitable photographic selection, other histories about disappeared makers. We renew the invite to our readers to signalize to us arguments or vehicles that you would be published in the magazine and also to send us photos for our surveys.

    Alberto Milano, Editor

  • AUTOCAR By the end of 2008 the American constructor will equip its vehicles with a largely modified cab (1, in first plane: on the left, on the background, the actual cab) both on the interior and in the outside. Also if strictly derived from the previous cab, the same one that was introduced from White in 1976 for its range Xpeditor2, the external modifications make it easily recognizable: from the assembly of the same one in a more advanced position, to the greater dimensions of the doors and the greater space gained in the rear part of the cab; the inner volume (2) has been increased of 0.5 m3, the entry has been facilitated thanks to the lowering of the cab of 12.7 cm and also the front and rear visibility has been improved. The actual Autocar was born in 2001, with the sale by Volvo, to the group Grand Vehicle Works, of the Autocar brand and the heavy line of Xpeditor. Autocar produces its vehicles exclusively for the market of the refusals transport, with 2 and 3 axles models, available also with a lowered cab. (photo by Autocar) FREIGHTLINER In May 2007 introduced on the American market a new model as flagship of its range of heavy trucks, the Cascadia (3), expressly conceived for the long highway work. Constructed on a completely new platform, the Cascadia is a model that more than any other Freightliner has seen an important participation in the planning by the Daimler group: great part of its characteristics (the cinematic chain, the electrical and electronics parts) are those that the German group will use in future for all its vehicles of heavy range. Compared with the other Freightliner of the heavy range, it offers a 3 percent improvement in fuel economy, thanks also to months of full-scale aerodynamic testing in the new wind tunnel of Freightliner, the only one produced specifically for the heavy vehicles. Others quality of the Cascadia are: the low empty weight thanks to the alluminium cab, the improvement in confort thanks to the greater inner dimensions (4) of the cab (20% more than Century and Columbia), a total reliability and reduced maintenance. Of course, is a model in rule with regulations EPA' 07 and little modifications will be also in rule with future regulations EPA' 10. Just in sight of the future norms, the Cascadia will be the first vehicle to receive the new Detroit Diesel engines, the first of which will be introduced at the end of this year. About the main characteristics of the Cascadia:

    GVW from 15.875 (for the 4x2 tractor) to 32.205 kg, GCW up to 41.730 kg; Diesel Detroit 60 with 455 hp is standard, MBE 4000 with ratings of 370 to 450

    hp and Caterpillar C15 with ratings from 435 to 550 hp are available options; EatonFuller manual transmission is standard; UltraShift and AutoShift are

    available options. It is available with day cab (BBC 3175 mm) and with sleeper compartment (5) of 48, 60 and 72" (the last two also with raised roof). The production has begun in August 2007 and the first deliveries to the customers will be made within the end of the year. Within 2010 it will replace the range Century Class, Columbia and Coronado. The Cascadia is available as 4x2 and 6x4, truck and tractor, with additional axles, in front or behind the tandem drive (photos by Freightliner)

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    GINAF The Dutch manufacturer is specialized in construction vehicles and since always is interested to the production of vehicles based on the specific requirements of the customer. More recent result of this peculiarity is the 10x6 truck X 5376 T, a vehicle developed specifically for mining industry. The first three axles are steering, last three are driven (the third axle is both steering and driven). The Gross Vehicle Weight is 76 tonnes and the payload is approximately 50 tonnes. The application of innovative technologies continuously developed by Ginaf, like the Hydro Pneumatic Suspension System (HPVS) applied on the three driven axles, which combine a high axle load with excellent roll stability, make its trucks stand out from competition. The two front axles have a capacity of 9 tonnes each, the single tires drive axle 18 tonnes, the two twin-tired drive axles 20 tonnes each. The main wheelbase is 6.650 mm, with max width of 2,5 m. Its equipped with a Paccar MX 460 hp engine: tyre dimension is 12.00 R24 on all axles, apart the third axle with 445/75 R22.5 tires. Thanks on the partnership with P&H MinePro Services Brazil, the first of four dumper X 5376 T, with body made by the Brazilian company Rossetti, has been delivered in September 2007 to CVRD mining company, one of the world-wide leaders of the field. IVECO In first part of the 2007 the whole Stralis range (introduced in 2002) has been subjected to a series of improvements, nearly all concerning the cabin. The whole frontal has been redesi-gned, leaving wide space for the clients personalizations. The new radiator cowling has a big grill integrated with a bumper of new design, incorporating the headlight clusters in one single dedica-ted area which facilitates accessibility for maintenance. Wide lateral spaces of stowage are now present on both sides and with wider shops. The redesigned flanks allows to the cab of the new Stralis a CX improved of 2% in spite of the increase of the habitable space (1,8 m3 more). The range is articulated on three Cursor Euro5 SCR engines (from 8, 10 and 13 litres, with ratings from 310 to 560 hp and torque from 1300 to 2500 Nm), three cab (ActiveDay, ActiveTime, ActiveSpace Cube) with three heights (low, medium and high roof). It is available in the configurations 4x2, 6x2 and 6x4 both truck and tractor. A few weeks after, in occasion of Bauma 2007 (see pag.11), Iveco has introduced the new Trakker range, renewed above all in the design of the cab, with a new calender with a more modern look and able to improve the cooling. Available with engine Cursor 8 and 13, with ratings from 310 to 500 CV, and with three type of cab: Active Day, Active Time with low roof and Active Time with high roof.

  • KENWORTH During 2006, in addition to the aerodynamic model T660 (see P&E nr.7), the American producer showed two new models intended for oilfield works, from more than sixty years very important for its production and its fame. At the MATS of Louisville in march 2006 it showed in preview the K500, the first Kenworth equipped with a DAF XF forward cab. It replaces the C500K, produced from 1992. In spite of its special characteri-stics, in november 2007 about thirty units had been already produ-ced for the export into Russia and China. Produced on demand, it is available as 6x4, 6x6, 8x6 or 8x8. Here some of the more important specifications: Caterpillar C13 or C15 engine with maximum output of 550 hp Manual or automatic transmissions Non-drive front axle up to nominal 11.793 kg capacity Driving front axle up to nominal 13.607 kg capacity Rear tandem axle up to nominal 38.555 kg Rear tridem axle up to nominal 47.626 kg Pneumatic or mechanical suspension on front axles Beam, Air or Spring suspensions Tires include : 315/80R22.5, 385/95R24, 14R20,16R20, 24R21 Standard fuel tank of 379 litres, in steel or aluminium

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    After the K500, in September 2006 Kenworth showed the Super 963, the successor of the legendary 953, a model that has contributed to create the image of Kenworth in the export markets and in particular in the field of the petroleum vehicles. The income in the oilfield market happened in 1947, when it received from the Arabic society Aramco the order to design and build a truck with superior traction that could haul heavy pay-loads over the sand: this was the 853 of which were produced approximately 1700 units. In 1967 arrived the 953, a vehicle with GVW of 43 t, followed in a short time by the Super 953, with GVW of nearly 60 t: also these two models had a remarkable commercial success, so much to deserve the epithet of King of Desert. Here some basic specifications:

    Wheelbase 10.688 mm (420 in) Front drive-steer axle Clark (Dana) with 18.144 Kg (40.000 lbs) capacity Rear tandem drive Clark (Dana) Wide Track with 54.480 Kg (120.000 lbs)

    capacity, rear axle ratio 15.27 Engine Caterpillar C 15 - 500 HP Maximum torque: 1,850 lb-ft Dual 16 in (406 mm) Donaclone SBG air cleaners 1800 sq in (11,612 sq. cm)

    frontal area radiator Clark (Dana) Powershift 7-speed transmission with PTO 29.5R25 oilfield tires with central tire inflation system Two steel tanks of 397 liters Cab Extended Daycab (the same of the T800 range)

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  • MACK After the Granite Axle Back in 2005 and the Pinnacle in 2006, in January 2007 introduced the range TerraPro (1), the only one of its production with forward cab, available in 4x2 and 6x4 versions, with normal or lowered cab. Really it is a range closely derived from the MC/MR of 1978, of which retain the cab, modified externally with the deeply renewed frontal and totally redesigned in the interior (2). Like the MR, the TerraPro is a range of vehicles engineered in particular for the fields of refuse transport and con-structions, in which from years Mack is among the leaders producers in the American market. For the specific employment as concrete pump it is available, by request, with 4, 5, 6 and 7 axles, modified by the Canadian specialist Simard on the base of the 6x4 chassis. Standard engine of the range TerraPro is the new 11 litres Mack MP7 with power of 325 hp. Together with the TerraPro, Mack introduced also the Axle Forward version of the Pinnacle, characterized by the front axle placed 495 mm (19,5) more ahead than the Pinnacle Axle Back introduced the previous year. It is available both 4x2 and 6x4 (3). MACK AUSTRALIA After the firsts MetroLiner 8x4 modified to 5 axles by specialized firms, appeared on the Australian market at the end of 2005, at the Queensland Truck Show of May 2007 was introduced the MetroLiner 10x4 (4), the first 5 axle produced on series by Mack in Australia. This new version offers an important increment in the productivity for the operators on short distance allowing payload up to 25 t. It is destined above all to the assembly of large capacity concrete mixers, with an increment of 3,5 t in payload compared to the 8x4 version: the empty weight is little more than 8 t. Characteristic of this model is the assembly of a twin-tired liftable rear axle; when the fifth axle is raised, the effective wheelbase is 350 mm shorter than in the 8x4 version. MAZ During August 2007 introduced its new range 2008. Besides some improvements in the cab of the 4x2 tractor (5), modified externally with a new grille and a new bumper, the great innovation is the 6516-A8-321 (6), the first 8x4 made by the maker of Minsk, than till now had left this field to MZKT. The engine is an Euro3 V8 YaMZ-6581.10 with 294 kW (400 hp) and torque of 1766 Nm. The gearbox is 12 speed of the Chinese firm Shaaxi, produced on Eaton licence. The GVW is 41.000 kg with a payload of near 25.000 kg with 21 m3 body like the one in the photo.

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  • STERLING In occasion of the exposition World of Concrete made in Las Vegas during January 2007 has introduced its renewed range Vocational, destined principally to the field of the constructions and the municipal works. The Set-Forward range (1) features an updated look, improved functionality and increased visibility, plus it's easier to maintain. Proposed with two different BBC, 2565 and 2819 mm, the new range features a tough, sleek look, with a sturdy new chrome grille and chromed headlight bezels. Much care has been placed in the design of the hood in order to improve the front visibility: its constructed in Metton, a material with improved durability over fiberglass, that allows also a weight reduction of approximately 10 kg against the previous hood. STERLING AUSTRALIA At the end of 2006 has introduced on the local market its first model 8x4, destined above all to the field of the constructions, in particular for the use like concrete mixer. Called LT7500 8x4 (2), it is a model modified to 4 axles starting from the 6x4 version, to which the Canadian firm Simard has mounted a second steering front axle equipped with its famous Load Sharing suspension, able to share at best the cargo on the two front axles. To its favour can boast a low tare weight (ca. 7300 kg), a turning circle identical to the one of the 6x4 and one of shortest bbc of the category. Available with engines up to 315 hp and with the opportunity to be equipped with an Allison automatic transmission. In 2008 will also be available in 10x4 version. VOLKSWAGEN Continues without delay the ambitious program of the Brazilian branch of the group in the field of the heavy vehicles: as already communicated at the moment of the launch of the range Constellation, in February of 2007 was introduced the 6x4 version, cal-led 31.320 (3), indicated for building works and for the transports in the plantations. Equipped with engine Cummins ISC with 320 hp, it has a GVW of 30.500 kg and a technical GCW of 63.000 kg. At the beginning of August arrived the launch of the much waited Con-stellation 370, with the new engine NGD370, a 6 cylinders turbo intercooler with 9354 cc and 367 hp, produced by MWM (member of the Navistar group) but developed entirely by the Brazilian VW. There are three basic models: 4x2 tractor 19.370 (4) with GCW till 57 t, 6x2 tractor 25.370 (5) with GCW till 60 t and 6x4 truck 31.370 (6) with GCW till 63 t. Always in August began the production of the Constellation also in South Africa Republic.

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  • VOLVO USA In 2007 a new model for the North America (but in future it will be also proposed in some export markets) has been the VHD430, a version with 42 (1.067 mm) sleeper cab of the VHD introduced in 2000. Beyond the 6x4 version, it will be available also with 8x4 and 8x6 drive, truck and tractor versions, with set-back or set-forward front axle. For all the VHD430 the engine is the Volvo D13 with power up to 485 hp, coupled with automatized transmission Volvo I-Shift with 12 speeds (by request also Eaton Fuller 10 or 18 speeds and automatic Allison gearbox). Front axle with capacity up to 9.071 kg, rear tandem up to 31.751 kg, with Volvo suspension T-ride or Hendrickson on request.

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    VOLVO BRAZIL At Fenatran 2007, the Brazilian exposition for industrial vehicles (which took place in Sao Paulo during September), exposed the new five axle truck FM480 with 10x4 drive, the result of a 38 million Euro order (comprehensive of a maintenance contract for 3 years) received from mining society CRVD for the supply of 104 units: the first deliveries begun in September. Within the end of 2007 is foreseen the production of 52 units and others 52 units will be finished within February 2008. Produced in the Volvo Brazilian plant of Curitiba, is the result of a project realized in a year and half. Everything began from the request of CVRD (for a long time a large Volvo customer for the articulated dumper) to have a dumper to use on unsurfaced roads, that could carry on a load of 50 ton with a more elevated operating speed. For Volvo, the FM 10x4 is a complementary model to its line of articulated dumpers A25-A35-A40 produced from the VCE in its Brazilian plant and from 2008 will be proposed in its range of vehicles for constructions. In spite of the elevated cargo ability, the FM 10x4 is an handy vehicle and easy to use. It is equipped with pneumatic suspension with electronic control and is destined to travel fully loaded at 30 km/h. The engine is the 13 litres with 480 hp and 2400 Nm. A special attention has been placed in the choice of the cinematic chain in order to guarantee a great productivity. The 3 single axles have a 9 t capacity each, the tandem 32 t, for a total of 59 t. The weight on the front axles is 8.080 kg, on the tandem axle is 3.780 kg, a total of 11.860 kg. These the main dimensions: length 8.905 mm, rear overhang 975 mm, front overhang 1.362 mm, wheelbase between first axle and centre of rear tandem 5.885 mm. It s proposed with 20 wheels, by request also with 24 wheels.




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    Between the more imposing vehicles exposed at Bauma 2007 surely there was the aerial platform Bronto Skilift S 101HLA, the highest available on the world-wide market till the arrival, in September 2007, of the German Wumag with 103 m. The Finnish company exposed the unit sold at the beginning of 2007 to the German specialist Gerken, the first destined to an industrial use. In September 2006 the first F101 HLA, the special version for fire applica-tions, had already been delivered to the Belgian company Maes. Another F 101 HLA (where F means Fire) was delivered to the Fire Departments of Moscow (Russia): the next fire unit will be delivered in China while the next unit for industrial use will be delivered in Spain. Up to the end of 2007 Bronto Skyline has received orders for approximately 20 units of these 101 m aerial ladders. Even if till now all 101 HLA have been mounted on Merce-des Actros chassis cab with six axles, as for all its products the Bronto Skyline can use truck vehicles or crane chassis of different makers suitable for the operation. In fact the next model for China will be mounted on a totally new 6 axles truck specially made by Scania-Laxa. S 101 HLA is the last born of the range HLA (High Level Articu-lated), available in several versions with maximum height of the job from 69 to 101 meters. It has a max. working outreach of 33 m, with a safe working load of 440 kg. The three units produced till now have been mounted on the special chassis cab Mercedes Actros 6458 12x4 specially engineered for this application by the German firm Paul, specialist in transformations of Mercedes vehicles. During the transport it has a length of 16.5 m, with a width of 2.55 m and a maximum height under 4 m, with a GCW of approximately 62 t. Setting up and operating is fast and convenient, thanks to features like H-type outriggers with only 8 meters total jacking width, automatic (all jacks simultaneously) jacking, automatic levelling, full secondary control at the turntable, automatic erection and automatic drive into transport position.

  • 1. In Cappellotto stand was exposed this Astra HD8 84.52 8x4 equipped with the Cap Superstreet 3200 equipment for the cleaning of large indu-strial surfaces, here in the unit delivered to Acciaierie Ilva of Taranto (I).

    2. Between the surprises at Bauma has been the partecipation of the Chinese truckmaker CAMC which exposed an 8x4 truck, equipped with a mixer produced by the same company.

    3. Daf CF 85.480 8x4, a vehicle exposed both in the official stand of the maker and in various stand of makers of tipper-body, mixer and cranes.

    4. In Fassi stand was exposed this 8x4 truck/tractor Daf XF 105.480 equipped with F800XP crane, destined to an Austrian customer.

    5. The Hovertrack by Veldhuizen was exposed as 6x6 rigid tracked and 6x6 tractor, with Maxxim 600 trailer of 35 mc capacity and 60 t payload.

    6. The new Trakker range of Iveco was a protagonist of Bauma 2007, with various units exposed also in the stand of many body-builders: here a Trakker AD 260T45W 6x6 in the Meiller stand.

    7. Mounted on a chassis cab Iveco Trakker 500 8x4, TCM has exposed its 80 t autocrane sold to a Norwegian customer.

    8. Iveco Trakker AD 340 T 41 8x4 with Liebherr mixer. 9. Iveco Trakker AD 340T45W 8x8 with tree-way body by Meiller. 10. As at Intermat 2006 (P&E nr.7), also at Bauma Cifa exposed its largest

    concrete pump, the K58L XRZ, mounted on an Iveco Trakker modified to 5 axles, once again sold to the Spanish company Bedmar.

    11. Iveco Trakker in the unusual configuration as 4x4 tractor, coupled with a 3 axles semi-trailer with Schwing Stetter mixer.

    12. MAN TGA 18.440 4x4 with HydroDrive technology equipped with Palfinger Palift telescopic skiploader.

    13. MAN TGA 26.400 6x2 with Bitunova equipment. 14. MAN TGA 33.380 6x4 with 38 m Junjin concrete pump. 15. MAN TGA 33.480 6x6 equipped with a drilling rig Prakla RB50. 16. MAN TGA 40.400 6x4, a special version for exportation. 17. MAN TGA 26.460 6x6 with HydroDrive and three-way Meiller tipper 18. MAN TGA 35.400 8x4 with Ormig crane for the Belgian firm Gheisens. 19. MAN TGA 35.480 8x6 with Hydrodrive and dumper-body by Meiller. 20. The German company Waitzinger exposed its 52 m concrete pump

    mounted on a MAN TGA modified 10x4 by Maurer. 21. MAN TGA 18.440 4x4 tractor with Hydrodrive coupled to a Liebherr

    mixer semi-trailer. 22. MAN TGA 33.440 6x4, special for export on extra-European markets.

    23. In the Palfinger stand was exposed this unusual tractor MAN TGA35.480 8x2 (8x4 with Hydrodrive) on which was mounted a PK85002F crane.

    24. MAN TGA 35.480 8x4 tractor (8x6 with HydroDrive), showed in the HIAB stand, equipped with an 800 series crane.

    25. Mercedes Actros 2655 6x4 with 2 axles trailer and Meiller 3-way tipper. 26. Mercedes Actros 4040 6x4, a model for extra-European markets. 27. Mercedes Axor 3235 8x4 with Breining equipment for road maintenance. 28. Mercedes Actros 4451 8x4 with Thor crane of the Danish firm HMF. 29. Between various units exposed in the Putzmeister stand there was also

    this Mercedes Actros 4140 8x4 equipped with concrete pump BSF 47-5. 30. Mercedes Actros 4150 modified 10x4 with 90 m Bronto aerial platform. 31. The German company Schwing exposed this concrete pump S61SX

    mounted on a Mercedes Actros 6058 10x6. 32. The Chinese Sany exposed the largest concrete pump in the world, the

    66 m SY5600THB-66, mounted on Mercedes Actros 4150 12x6. 33. The largest concrete pump of Putzmeister was this M 62-6, mounted on

    a Mercedes Actros 6560 12x6, sold to the Spanish company Caballer. 34. Mercedes Actros 3340 6x4 exposed in the Meiller stand, coupled with a

    3 axles semi-trailer, a combination for the export markets. 35. Mercedes Actros 4153 S 8x4, for heavy combinations up to 150 t. 36. Renault Premium Lander 6x2 with Breining sprayer equipment. 37. Renault Premium Lander 6x4 tractor, exposed in the Meiller stand. 38. Scania P380 6x4 with 36 m concrete pump of the Korean firm Everdigm. 39. Scania P420 8x4 with concrete pump of the Chinese firm CAMC. 40. Scania R420 8x4 with equipment for the transport of mastic asphalt. 41. Scania P420 10x4 with Moog equipment for road bridge inspection, with

    two extra axles only for stability of the vehicle when working. 42. Scania R500 10x4, a model produced by Laxa specially for export in

    Swiss market, where it is authorized with a GVW of 40 t. 43. Sisu Crane R500 8x2, a model expressly destined for the mounting of

    cranes. 44. Sisu Rock C600 10x4 projected for the use with tipper bodies: the model

    showed at Bauma is the first Sisu 5 axles sold in Germany. 45. Volvo FE 320 4x2 with Palfinger crane and Meiller 3-way body. 46. Volvo FM 480 10x4 with MKG crane, sold to a Swiss customer. 47. In the Volvo stand was showed this FH 16 6x4 660hp, coupled with a

    Scheurle 8 axles semi-trailer, loaded with a Volvo EC460 excavator, a machine with an operative weight of 45 t.


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    Besides the yearly Saurer Treffen that come about in different dates, in Italian Switzerland, French Switzerland and German Switzerland, in June 2007 the fans of the glorious constructor of Arbon were able to visit also the exposition organized for the second time (the first edition came about in 2005) by Mauro Zecchetto (www.zeggi-model bau.ch) in Thayngen, near Schaffhausen, a show that also in this edition proposed to its visitors some exclusive vehicles, between the nearly 100 models arrived from various parts of Switzerland, to confirmation of the great passion still exercised by this brand. On succession we propose you some photos about the more interesting vehicles exposed: 1. Saurer D 290 BF 4x4, a rare model with double cab used by the Fire

    Departments of Amriswil, in the Turgovia canton. 2. Saurer D 230 N 4x4, also this with double cab and used by the Fire

    Departments of Affoltern a.A., in the Zurich canton. 3. Saurer D 330 BF 6x4/4 of Kurt Eberle firm. This unusual vehicle was

    produced in only 7 units. In fact it is a 4x4 with a steering axle single-tired mounted in front of the rear axle.


    4. Saurer 5 DF 6x4, the first 6x4 with forward cab produced by the constructor of Arbon, between 1974 and 1980, with six cylinders 330 hp engine.

    5. Saurer D 330 BN 6x6 of Eberhard, one of the most important Swiss company in the field of the constructions. This model was produced from 1977 to 1982.

    6. Saurer D 330 F 8x4 of Autohilfe Einsieldeln, still on active service as recovery vehicle for heavy trucks. Besides a lifting device with forks, this unit is also equipped with Fassi hydraulic crane.

    7. Saurer D 330 BF 4x4 tractor: This model was the last introduced by Saurer in its production. The official launch happened in occasion of the Truck Show of Geneve in 1982.

    8. Saurer D 330 BF 6x4 tractor: like for the previous model, the tractor version was available only by request. Almost all these 6x4 tractor in Switzerland were employed for the transport of construction equipment or in the heavy haulage

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    In Australia, since the beginning of the sixty, the employment of Road Train became more and more frequent and from always the region of Western Australia is one of the more interested by the circulation of these enormous combinations. Even if the 5 axles truck was used since the seventy, only from the beginning of the new century this solution seems to have found its space. In Western Australia the 5 axles truck is authorized to circulate with a weight of 11 t on the double steering axles and 20 t on the twin-tired tridem, against the 16,5 t admitted for the tandem. One of the most interesting vehicles of Mitchell company, born in 1998 and beco-me in short time one of the most important specialist of the road transport in Australia, is an impressive unit also for the Australian roads. It is a Scania R580 8x4 modified to 5 axles with 10x4 drive thanks to the addi-tion of a twin-tired axle behind the tandem drive. Bodies and trailers are made by GTE, also it a company from Western Australia and specialized in multi-axles trailers for road train use. This combination is utilized for the transport of mining materials destined to the production of explosives. Thanks to the double three axles semi-trailers with three axles dolly, for a total of 17 axles with 64 tires, the combination can circulate with a GCW of 111 tonnes and maximum length up to 36,5 m. (photo by Scania Aus)

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  • Truck Story: FODEN After some years in a back seat, in July 2006 the era of one of the historical constructors of heavy trucks has definitively finished, the one of the English Foden. Its history began in 1862 when Edwin Foden became member of the Plant & Hancock, a firm specialized in the construction of steam engines and historical constructor of steam cars at the start of the 1800, from then renamed Hancock & Foden, in order to become Edwin Foden & Son in 1876: in 1880 the luck of Edwin Foden began to materialize thanks to a little steam engine that found wide application in the industry and agriculture. The first steam vehicle was produced in the 1901 and Foden became soon one of the most important producers in the world of steam trucks: its last steam vehicle was produced in 1934. The first Foden with diesel engine was produced only in 1931, thanks to the initiative of Edwin Richard Foden, son of the founder: the rest of the direction didn t agree to abandon the steam engine and this made E.R.Foden to leave the family company and to found ERF, that in shortly time became one of the more important British makers of heavy trucks. At the end of 1932 the Foden company returned on its own decisions and gave start to a small series of diesel trucks derived from the prototype of 1931, called R type. The trading loss of the last years made the company in a dangerous situation, but in 1935 the first-born of the founder, William Foden, assumed the rule of managing director, bringing back Foden to brilliant results in short time. The same year was introduced the first complete range of trucks with 2, 3 and 4 axles, initially called Jubilee and later DG, with some modifications to the design of the cab. In 1948 Foden put in production its first 2-stroke diesel engine. Quickly after was introduced a new range characterized by the adoption of the S18 cab, known as FG for the models with Gardner engine and FE for those equipped with Foden engine: on the front grille panel of this cab for the first time appeared a stylized diamond, a symbol that will be inserted in all the future Foden models. The FG/FE was a successful series both on the home market and some export markets, in particular in South Africa and Australia (2). At the end of the forty years Foden specialized in resolving the demands for every type of transport, enlarging its production to chassis cab for cranes, 2 and 3 axles dumpers, tractors specially engineered for the heavy haulage, besides the buses, in production since 1914 with steam engine. In 1955 was produced the first Foden dedicated expressly for the use as aircraft refueller, built for British Petroleum and based on an FG 6/20 6x4 (1) rigid chassis with Thompson tank. It was the start of a great tradition of Foden also in this field. In 1956 the range FG/FE was renewed thanks to a new cab, called S20 (4), with a wood chassis and aluminium panels: from that moment all the new series of vehicles were identified above all with the name/code of the cab. In 1957, thanks to important sales to Dutch companies (3), for the first time Foden exposed its products to the RAI Commercial Show of Amsterdam. In 1958 was showed the first Foden cab made in fiberglass (with a wood chassis), called S21 (5) and nicknamed Sputnik for its rounded appearance: for some years was proposed together the S20 and will remain in production till the end of years sixty. A special version of the S21 was produced for the export (6), available also with a large additional bum-per: some units were commercialized also in Great Britain, for some heavy duty works (7). The years fifty and sixty confirmed the great increase of Foden, in particular in the field of the 4 axle vehicles, in which for years it will be leader in the sales in Great Britain, together with Leyland. In 1960 was produced the Mk4 version of its 2-stroke engine, turbocharged, with power of 210 hp. At the 1962 Commercial Vehicle Show of London, Foden introduced one of the first tilt cab in Europe, the S24,


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  • Commercial Vehicle Show of London, Foden introduced one of the first tilt cab in Europe, the S24, produced in fiberglass: its styling will be retained also for the following cabs. In 1964 in Great Britain the government modified the weights of road transport vehicles, leaving to 24 t the GVW of 8x4 and increasing to 30 t the GCW for the articulated trucks with 4 axles and 32 t for those with 5 axles. At the London C.V. Show of September 1964 Foden introduced its ideal solution for the 32 t combination: the well-known "Twin-Load", an 8x4 truck (8) with

    S24 cab and Foden 225 hp two-stroke engine, coupled to a single-axle semi-trailer produced by Dyson on a Foden design. A solution never seen before in Europe, derived from the Dromedar and the B-train American combinations, to demonstration of the technical brilliance of the British constructor in that period. In spite of greater payload capacity and better stability compared to a classic articulated combination, the Twin Load attracted very few customers and in late 1966, after about ten units produced, it was dropped from production. In 1965 the important sales in South Africa brought to the decision to export the vehicles in kit form and to assemble them in a warehouse in Johannesburg, in order to better adapt them to the requirements of that market. 20% of the Foden turnover was made by export sales, with an important part constituted by site dumper, arrived to capacity up to 40 t. Always in 1965 arrived the firsts Foden twin steer 6x2 tractors, born in consequence of the new regulations: they will be produced until the start of seventy, initially with S21 (9) and S24 (10) cabs. - (end of part 1) -


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    The GBO/TBO range for about thirty years was protagonist in France of the heavier transports and the harder works: from the oilfield works to the intense activities in the great yards, from the military transports to the heavy haulage. Its debut happened in 1956, just in the period in which also France was protagonist of two important factors that helped the large success of this range of heavy duty trucks: the great effort for the post-war reconstruction and the discovery of great fields of oil and gas in Algeria, at that time a French colony. In the June of 1956 was introduced the model GBO 15 R 6x4, a truck with 200 hp Berliet engine and GVW of 26 tonnes, proposed also in the HC version (Hors Code=out of code, for the circula-tion with the ties of the exceptional vehicles, due in particular for its wide more than 2,5 m)

    tion with the ties of the exceptional vehicles, due in particular for its wide). At the beginning of 1957 arrived the versions tractor 6x4 (normal and HC) and truck 6x6, this last one characterized by a different cab, with squared lines. The success of the range was immediate, thanks to the high perfor-mances and the great quality of robustness and reliability demonstrated above all on the difficult Algerian tracks: in the first five years were produ-ced more than 500 units, a remarkable result for vehicles of this category. In 1959 Berliet introduced a new series of engines and also the range GBO/TBO was modernizated: besides GBO 15M and TBO 15M, proposed also in HC versions, arrived a version specially engineered for the heavy hau TBO

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    haulage, marketed as TBO 15M 6x4.95, with GCW increased to 95 t against the 55 t of the others TBO. In reality the abilities of the TBO were much higher and some units were used also for combinations up to 150 t. Thanks also to the possibility to circulate legally with a GCW of 35 t, this tractor was quickly adopted by a large number of French companies of heavy haulage: this model was produced in nearly 200 units till 1967, very few exported (in Spain (2) and French-speaking African countries). Just in order to make the range more suitable for export markets, Berliet planned also special versions with Caterpillar engines with 240 and 315 hp: they were used only on some prototype units. In 1961 the whole range was equipped with the engine Berliet M 640, a 6 cylinders in line with capacity of 14,78 liters available in aspirated version with 240 hp and turbocharged with 320 hp, that will remain in production till the end of the series. In October 1966 was introduced the last generation of GBO/TBO, characterised by the adoption of the M3 cab introduced by Berliet since 1963. Besides the cab, totally renewed were also the massive bumper with squared lines (incorporating the two front light and con-nected with the front mudguards, acting also as platform for the access to the engine) and the imposing bonnet with a very modern design for the times. Initially were available only the code versions GBO 15M3 and TBO 15M3. Before the arrival of the waited HC versions, at the end of 1966 was introduced the special version TBO 120, a model with reinforced chassis destined to the use as tractor, ballasted tractor and pusher tractor. Totally revised the mecha-nics, with an engine Cummins NT-335 with 335 hp SAE coupled to an automatic gearbox Allison CLBT 5860, with torque converter and built-in retarder. Initially the rear tandem available was a double reduction unit but after several technical problems Berliet equipped all the TBO 120 with a triple reduction tandem drive. It was produced between 1966 and 1967 in only 5 units, only two identical between them: the first unit was sold in November 1966 to Spada of Nice (3), an important company for

    constructions, equipped with the old M cab; the second unit was sold to Crapanne & Convert (later sold to TRGX in early '70, who used

    it up to the end of the eighties), equipped with M3 cab; the third unit was sold in February 1967 to Dessirier Zucconi (5), which used it till 1992.

    Equipped with the old cab M, it was an HC with a width of 3,1 m! ; in September 1967 the company Stag received the fourth TBO 120 (1), an HC version with

    M3 cab: it remained on active service till 1991; fifth and last TBO 120 was the one sold to Mayer of Nancy, with M3 cab.

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    Notwithstanding the great performances offered by the five TBO 120, above all after the adoption of the triple reduction tandem drive, it remained an exclusive model. At the end of 1967 were introduced the versions GBO 15M3 HC and TBO 15M3 HC, maintaining unchanged the cinematic chain of the code versions, with the engine M640A, 5 speed gearbox (on request also with reduction gear with pneumatic control which allowed 10 gears) and double reduction rear tandem. All the versions with M3 cab obtained a good success: from 1966 till 1973 were produced 110 units of GBO and GBO HC, 325 units of TBO and TBO HC. Because of the reduced request of trucks as to the past, many GBO were transformed, with few modifications, as tractor. Also for the M3 cabbed GBO/TBO very few were the units exported, some in the French-speaking Africa and also in China. Some GBO/TBO M3 were assembled also in Portugal, where Berliet had a small assembly plant: at least 3 TBO 15M3 were used (8) as heavy haulage tractor. In 1968 were produced 33 units of a special tractor named TBO 335 HC, strictly derived from the TBO 15M3 HC but equipped with Cummins NTC335 engine, sold to the Algerian company SNTR. Main user of the TBO 15M3 HC was the French army (10) who, as well as having possessed approximately 15 units of the old M version, acquired 50 units for the transport of tanks and other military vehicles. The military version had a GCW of 78 t and was equipped with the 320 hp engine. Due to the enormous tires 16.00x20, the maximum width was 3,07 m. In 1970, in occasion of a military exposition, Berliet introduced a version of TBO equipped with the engine Renault MIS 645/50 with 310 hp SAE: it remained only a prototype and was soon sold to the company Bertomeu (6), who later sold it to Millon of Lion. Many GBO/TBO were modified with the substi-tution of the original engine, in particular with a Cummins NTC 335 (7/9) unit and at least one with a two stroke 8V Detroit engine (4). With the development of the new tractor Berliet TRH 320 6x4 with forward cab, also in a special version for heavy haulage, the range GBO/TBO was phased out from production in 1973.


    During April 2007 the company Runco of Rende (in the south of Italy) was protagonist of some difficult transports carried out from the works of S.I.R.Z. (one of the italian specialists in the construction of furnaces and industrial boilers) of Due Carrare (near Padua) till the port of Marghera. Every travel had a length of about 80 km and it took all the night for its development, due to the dimensions of transported pieces. For these transports Runco used its tractor MAN 41.604 8x4 and one of its most recent trailers, a Nicolas MDE (see P&E nr.4) with twin 4 axles modules connected with a deck. Every load had a weight of 90 t, length of 30 m, width of 3.8 m and height of 7 m. They were radiant cell sections of a Coker furnace, through which is made one of the processing stage for the oil. Produced on behalf of the Foster Wheeler Fired Heater Div., they were destined to the modern refinery of Reliance Petroleum in Jamnagar, in the state of the Gujarat (India).

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    IVECO With the come into force of the Euro4 norms from the beginning of 2007, also the Sivi range dedicated to heavy haulage was renewed with the arrival of the engines Cursor 13 Euro5 with power up to 560 hp (against 540 of Euro3) and maximum torque up to 2500 Nm (against 2350 of the Euro3), a small increase in the performances that was received favorably by the customers of the renewed range. Like for the Euro3, also the new Euro5 has seen a good success in the Italian market of the 8x6 version, between which two units sold to Aliani (4/6) of Fidenza and one sold to Italsped (3) of Udine. Others two unit 8x6 Euro5 have been delivered to the Spanish company Gruplan (cover and 7). At the end of 2006 was delivered an Euro3 540 hp Trakker 8x6, with AT cab low roof characte-rized by wheels and tires of larger dimensions, destined at the Siberian market. The Russian market seems to be a market very interesting for the Iveco vehicles, than apart some tractors Eurotrakker 8x4, it has already received some Trakker 8x4 (1). Coming back to the Euro5 range, various units were produced as 6x4, like those sold to Giuriato & Fortuna with 500 hp engine. At last, thanks to the precious collaboration of Harm Adams (www.ditzj.de), we show you the Trakker 8x4 tractor (5) used by the Ferrari Team for the assembly of its equipments of acceptance in occasion of the internationals Grand Prix of Formula 1.

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    MAN During 2006, in the months of June and July, in Iceland were delivered two originals vehicles for heavy haulage: two TGA 33.530 6x6/2 BLS, modified with the addition of a fourth axle (single-tired, steering and liftable) in front of the tandem drive. The transformation was made by the German company Toni Maurer, specialized in the transformation of MAN vehicles. Of the two tractors, one was bought by the Malarvinnslan company (1), important firm of construc-tions situated in the east coast of the island, than above all uses for the transport of its materials and vehicles. The other TGA 8x6 is in the fleet of GG Flutningar di Reykjavk, company specialized in heavy haulage. (photos kindly supplied by the Kraftur society, importer for Iceland of MAN vehicles)

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    MERCEDES After having received the first unit of Actros SLT 4160 8x4 (1) with Euro 5 engine (P&E nr.7), the Austrian company Felbermayr during 2007 received also an Actros SLT 4160 8x6 (2) suitable for the triple use as tractor, ballasted tractor and pusher tractor. The 8x6 Actros SLT Euro5, unlike the previous Euro3 model (P&E nr.1) is proposed only in long wheelbase version, with second steering axle mounted in front of the tandem drive, with wheelbase of 2850 mm between first and second axle, 1350 mm between second and third axle, 1350 mm between the two driven axles, for a maximum length of 7745 mm. The axle capacity is 9 t for the front steering, 7.5 t for the single center axle and 26 t for the rear tandem, a GVW of 41 t and a GCW up to 250 t. Behind the cab has been placed the diesel fuel tank of 900 liters and the oil tank of 250 liters. The 16 speed gearbox Mercedes G240 is coupled to the WSK400 with integrated retarder. The first Actros 8x6 Euro 5 was delivered in April 2007 to the German company Kubler (3), while others 4160 8x6 were delivered to the Austrian firm Bautrans (4), of Felbermayr group, and to the Swedish company Kraftdragarna.


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    NICOLAS After the four D100 with the unusual solution of the 10x10 drive (P&E nr.6), at the end of 2006 the South African company Rotran received three new tractors D75, in the more traditional 8x8 configuration, with GVW of 72 t and technical GCW of 350 t. The Tractomas 8x8 are on active service since the beginning of 2007. The General manager of Rotran, Dennis Child, was so satisfied by the performan-ces of the Tractomas that has already confirmed a new order for 5 units 10x10 and 11 units 8x8, that will bring Rotran to have, within 2010, a fleet of 23 Tractomas! Main technical specifications for the 8x8 are: Caterpilllar engine 3412 ETA V12 with 750 hp Automatic gearbox Dana with torque converter Kessler axles of 12,5 t at front and 25 t at rear Tires 1600R25XVC Length mm 10.870, width 3.480 mm, height 4.515 mm

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    SCANIA In Italy, the Swedish constructor during 2007 obtained remarkable commercial results, thanks to the great technical qualities of its vehicles joined to one of the cab most loved by the drivers. The tractors R 560/620 8x4 delivered in the course of 2007 are at least ten, beyond a dozen of trucks R 560/620 8x4. The Storti company, specialized in the transport of coils, has inserted, in its already immense park vehicles, not less than 11 Scania units 8x4 between R560 and R620, in the truck (2) and tractor versions. But the first one to use the R620 tractor 8x4 in Italy was Tipes (5), itself specialised in the field of coils, that possesses two identical one since march 2007. A tractor R 620 has been also the first one 8x4 entered in the park vehicles of the ITE (4), one of the historical names of the exceptional transport in Italy, founded in 1955. Between the many 8x4 delivered in the rest of Europe, we show you the tractor R 560 8x4 HAA (3) of the French firm Brangeon (equipped with a Fassi crane from 110 t/m), the tractor R 620 delivered at the end of the 2007 to the Danish Tage E.Nielsen (6) and tractor R480 CB 8x4 ENZ of the Dutch Hein Heun (1)


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    TITAN Beyond the production of the range Actros SLT specifically engi-neered for the heavy haulage for Mercedes, this small German truck maker continues to produce special vehicles of its own project. One of the last examples of this activity is the Z 64-600 F, a special 8x8 heavy haula-ge tractor for towing of 500 t, between the more imposing of its thirthy years activity (founded in 1971, Titan produced its first heavy haulage tractor in 1977). It was delivered in July 2007 to the Spanish company Artetxe, one of the new names in the Spanish heavy haulage panorama (was founded in 1988), that become shortly also one of the most asserted in the field. A second unit Z 64-600 F 8x8 was delivered later on 2007 to an Algerian company. Apt to the triple use as tractor, ballasted tractor and pusher tractor, it keeps the same engine (OM 502 euro5 V8 with 609 hp) and the same transmission (Mercedes G240 16 speeds gearbox coupled to a torque converter ZF WSK400 with integrated retarder) of the Actros SLT. Also the cab is the same of Actros SLT MP2, in long version with low roof. All the axles are produced by Kessler, with the two front steering with capacity of 12 t each and the rear tandem with a total capacity of 40 t. Interesting for a vehicle of this size the front pneumatic suspension integrated with 7 blades springs. The rear is a classic suspension with a 20 blades oscillating spring. The vehicle is in phase of homologation and will be available from May for the normal activity.

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    Jean Luc Dossmann

  • VOLVO Even if the market of five axles tractors is very limited, in 2007 it consolida-ted its presence in this real niche with some units derived from models FM and above all FH 16. A 660 hp FH 16 (1) is in absolute the first tractor 5 axles registered in Belgium, at the beginning of June 2007. Equipped with the Globetrotter XL cab, it is the last purchase of the company Jan Coesens, already operating since 1958 in the heavy haulage field and specialized above all in the transport of construction machines. It is homologated for combinations up to 180 t. The central axle, steering, liftable and simple tired, was mounted by the Dutch firm Estepe in front of the tan-dem drive with hub reduction. The last 3 axles have a pneumatic suspensions. Another 660 hp FH 16 (2) 8x4 modified as 10x4 by Estepe, is the one supplied to Te Kloeze, a Dutch company of constructions that use it for the transport of its own machinery. Always in Holland, the society Van Vieren, the first owner of a FH 16 10x4, that time a 610 hp unit (P&E nr.5), has received a new 660 hp FH 16 (3) 10x4 characterized by the central axle with the same tire dimensions of the two front axles. Between the FM tractor with 5 axles of 2007, one of the last delivered is the one of Martens (4), with 480 hp engine, modified by Estepe also in the roof, in order to allow a better transport of construction machines with arm of great dimensions, one of the specialties of Martens.





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    COMETTO After having delivered to Fagioli the firsts self-propelled trailers of its history at the beginning of the nineties, during 2007 is returned to furnish the Italian company with an important supply of SPT and traditional modular trailers. For the SPT furniture, Fagioli received 90 axles lines of the range MSPE (Self-Propelled Electronic Modules), with 4 and 6 axles modules, 2 of which driven, all with 2,43 mm width. This special width allows their transport in container, enabling an easy shipment of modules all over the world. These are the main characteristics of the modules: 4 axles with 8 suspensions (4 of traction) and 2 driven axles load per axle line 36 t, gross weight 144 t dead weight apx. 16.5 t, payload apx. 127.5 t, dimension 5600x2430 mm 6 axles with 12 suspensions (4 or 6 of traction) and 2 driven axles load per axle line 36 t, gross weight 216 t dead weight apx. 24 t, payload apx. 192 t, dimension 8400x2430 mm industrial tyres (2 per suspension) 335/65-15 pr24 platform height 1500 mm (+/- 350 mm) power pack with 335 kW for 8 t of dead weight, dimensions 4500x2300 mm. Besides the MSPE, Fagioli has received a hundred of axles lines of traditional modular trailers of last generation (photo 1, with hydraulic beams).



  • 1. A DAF XF95 FTG 6x2 of Van Der Vlist has transported the articulated tracked dumper of the South African Bell, produced on request of a Dutch customer, with an empty weight of 25 t.

    2. The Austrian Sonder Transporte used one of its DAF XF95 FTM 8x4 in order to transport this blast hole drilling rig of Atlas Copco.

    3. Daf XF 95 FTM 8x4 of Rumanian company Holleman with Broshuis 6 axles semitrailer, used for the transport of a Terex-Finlay J-1175 crusher, with a weight of approximately 50 t.

    4. The German company Schulte-Lindhorst transported the truck mounting a concrete pump of the Korean Everdigm with its Daf XF105 FTM 8x4 coupled to a Nooteboom telescopic semitrailer with 3 axles.

    5. Daf XF 105 FTM 8x4 of the German Staas, coupled with a four axles semitrailer Goldhofer, loaded with the articulated dumper Caterpillar 740, a machine with an empty weight of 33 t.

    6. Ginaf G 5245 10x4 of Van der Vlist with Nooteboom 4 axles semitrailer and excavator Volvo EC 460 with operating weight of about 45 t.

    7. Iveco Sivi Stralis AS 540 6x4 of Gruber, with De Angelis semitrailer, used for the transport of the telescopic tracked crane of TCM.

    8. Man TGA 26.530 6x4 of Merz with semitrailer Doll with 4 axles, loaded with a Powerscreen Horizon 5163 R crusher of the Austrian Hart, with operating weight nearly 40 t.

    9. From Poland arrives this Man 41.463 8x4 with 4 axles Goldhofer semitrailer in order to transport the wheel loader Dressta 560, with a weight of 42 t.

    10. Man 41.530 XXL 8x4 of Max Wild with Goldhofer 3 axles semitrailer: it transports one of the innovations of Bauma 2007, the wheel loader Liebherr 586, in metalized livery, with operating weight of 31 t.

    11. One of two MAN TGA 41.530 XXL 8x4 used by Colonia for the transport of a section of the boom of a Liebherr crawler crane in exposure.

    12. Man TGA 41.530 XXL 8x4 of Bautrans with 6 axles Goldhofer semitrailer, loaded with the telescopic tracked crane Liebherr LTR 1100.

    13. Man TGA 41.660 XXL 8x4 of Trans-Tec with Scheuerle 3+6 axles semitrailer: it transports a Pile driving rig Junttan PM 25 with a weight of 51 t, height 3.8 m, width 3.4 m and length 20.7 m.

    14. MAN TGA 41.660 XXL 8x4 of Timmerhaus with 2+4 axles Nooteboom semitrailer and shredder Doppstadt DW 3080 K with a weight of 45 t.

    15. MAN TGA 41.660 XXL 8x4 of Wocken with Goldhofer 4+7 axles semitrailer: it transports one of the more imposing pieces of the entire Bauma, the wheel loader Caterpillar 992K with 800 hp

    Bauma, the wheel loader Cat 992K with 800 hp and weight of 97 t. 16. MAN TGA 41.660 XXL 8x4 of Schmidbauer with Scheuerle 3+8

    semitrailer, used for the transport of the telescopic boom, with a weight of nearly 98 t, of the crane Liebherr LTM 11200, the most powerful telescopic crane in the world and also the one with the longest boom.

    17. Mercedes Actros 3355 S of Kubler with 3 axles Goldfhofer semitrailer: is loaded with a 4 axles Eurocombi modular trailer produced by Scheurle for Nooteboom, exposed with the livery of the Spanish Cepelludo.

    18. Mercedes 3553 S 8x4 of the Austrian Bautrans with 4+6 axles Goldhofer semitrailer, used for the transport of the 62 m concrete pump of the Chinese Sany, damaged during the demounting operations.

    19. Mercedes 3553 S of Geser, loaded with the Russian bulldozer Chetra. 20. Mercedes Actros SLT 4150 8x4 of Wacker with 2+4 axles Nooteboom

    semitrailer transport the Swiss crusher Gipokombi RC 130C. 21. Mercedes Actros 4154 8x4 of Peter Karry, coupled to a 2+4 axles

    Faymonville, used for the transport of the fixed leader mast Banut 655, exposed in the livery of the Norvegian firm Holt Risa: the weight is 65 t.

    22. Mercedes Actros 4150 S 8x4 of OST with Faymonville 3+5 axles semitrailer and excavator Liebherr 964, with an operative weight of 60 t.

    23. Scania R 164 6x4 of the Austrian firm Heavy Team, with a 5 axles Goldhofer telescopic semitrailer and a piling rig Casagrande B135.

    24. The building contractor Hecker has collected at Bauma its new Perlini DP605, a dumper with a dead weight of 39 t, with its old tractor Scania T143E 6x4 coupled to a Langendorf 4 axles semitrailer.

    25. Scania P 124 G420 8x4 with articulated dumper Moxy. 26. Scania R 144 G530 8x4 of Bockenholt with semi-trailer 3+6 axles Zero

    series of Cometto, used for the trasport of the excavator Caterpillar 385C, a machine with a weight of 90 t.

    27. Scania R 580 8x4 of the British firm Wilson with 2+4 axles Nooteboom semitrailer, loaded with a Terex Pegson crusher with a weight of 38 t.

    28. Scania R 580 10x4 of the Austrian Karner with a 2+5 axles Goldhofer loaded with the Austrian crusher Hartl PC1610 IG, with a weight of 80 t.

    29. Volvo FH12 500 8x2 of Van der Vlist, with lifting fourth axle. 30. Volvo FH16 610 8x4 of the German Hermann. 31. Volvo FH16 610 8x4 of the Austrian Parzermair with 2+4 axles

    Nooteboom semitrailer and crusher Remax Maxi3 of the Austrian SBM. 32. Volvo FH16 660 10x4 of Van Wieren with Nooteboom 2+4 axles

    semitrailer and wheel loader Volvo L350F, the top model of the range.


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  • Offering individual solutions for the heavy duty transport sector is the daily busi-ness of the German manufacturer of special transporters. This know-how is being combined with highest quality standard and customer closed after-sales service. The Goldhofer Aktiengesellschaft constantly multiplies its clientele by new deve-lopments (among other things) and the company is not without reason the worlds leading supplier of heavy duty transporters. Heavy duty modules are the main pillar of this range of products. They are a brilliantly flexible transport system to solve all kinds of transportation tasks in the payload range of 70 to over 10 000 tons. True to the motto Goldhofer: the problem-solution competence for special transportation tasks the German company developed a special modular system for the North American Market. This concept includes two and four axle heavy duty modules type THP/DL that can be used as so-called dual lane trailers with increased axle loads on public roads. This is achieved with required axle spacing, special axle configurations and track widths being adapted to the US market. This concept is accepted by most US States since operation of the modules is possible in 3 different vehicle widths, i.e. 16 ft, 18 ft. and 20 ft (2000, 2500 e 3200 mm). In spite of the low dead weight required by the customers, basic construction features such as high bending moment, integrated all-wheel steering system and higher axle compensation have been adopted in the new system and have been made suitable for the special operational conditions of North America. Despite these new developments, however, the basic concept of flexible vehicle configuration that has proved itself for many decades was not abandoned. It is thus possible to set up diverse combinations using drawbar, gooseneck, spacers, drop decks and longload bolsters. Consequently, it is guaranteed that a wide variety of loads such as voluminous vessels or compact transformers can be economically transported on public roads. The hydro-mechanical force steering which is also manually operable, avoids problems as an example if it is necessary to reverse the transport system. These problems were encountered with the common pre-existing systems and caused substantial time loss and extra costs

    Goldhofer develops special heavy duty modules for dual lane operation in The States text and photos by Goldhofer Gmbh

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  • The construction range of Magirus with conventional cab during the sixty had its top model in the 230 D 26 AK, a three axles with all wheel drive equipped with Deutz V8 230 hp engine. The first Magirus 6x6 to use this cab was the Saturn 145 of 1958, but this vehicle found its origins from the Jupiter Z of 1962 of which it revive the entire body. Owing to a constant series of improvements in the power of the engine, always a Deutz V8, its denomination changed as 195D22 in 1964, 200 D22/26 in 1965, 210 D22/26 in 1966 and 230 D22/26 in 1967. Its production ended in 1971, when it was replaced by the 232 D 26 AK, with a totally new cab. The 230 D 26 and the previous models obtained a good com-mercial success both in Germany and in various European and extra-European markets. In Europe it was diffused above all as road dumper even if numerous were the units used for the assembly of concrete mixers. In Italy it was imported from 1969 and was homologated with a total weight of 30 t. Of course the inside of the cab suffered of an outdated design, proposing a space of limited dimen-sions both in width and in height, with instrumentation put in the middle of the cab. The bonnet was totally openable in three pieces for a better maintenance. It was produced also as tractor for semi-trailer, a version called 230 D26 AS, rarely seen in Europe. For the exceptional transports it was proposed, in a few units, with a 250 hp Deutz V10 engine, called 250 D 26 AS.

    Heavy truck 6x6 (67-71 D)


    TYPE OF BODY: . . . . . . . .Chassis-cab/L DRIVERS CAB: . . . Normal Control/F/C/3/S AXLES:n.3/3/1s -TIRES:2/4+4 12.00-20 18/D

    ENGINE: Type. . . . . . . . . . . . .DEUTZ F8L 914 N/Cyl.arrang./Cooling system . . . .8/V/L Position/Bore/Stroke. . . . . . .A/120/140 Displacem./Cycle/Compress . . 12667/4DD/18 Max.power . . . . . Kw 169(230)2300 rpm DA Max.torque. . . . . Nm 785 (80) 1400 rpm

    DIMENSIONS AND WEIGHTS: Lenght/Width. . . . . . . . .mm 7234/2500 Height min/max. . . . . . . .mm 331/2560 Turning circle/BBC. . . . . .m 17,9/2635 F.overhang/R.overhang . . . .mm 1135/ 870 Wheelbase . . . . . . . . . .mm 3850+1380 Front track/Rear track. . . .mm 1926/1821 Gross Vehicle Weight. . . . .kg 26000 Guaranteed front axle weight kg 6500 Guaranteed rear axle weight .kg 20000 Kerb weight . . . . . . . . .kg 7900 Payload . . . . . . . . . . .kg 18100 Gross Combination Weight. . .kg 60000

    CLUTCH. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1S/I GEARBOX . . . . . . . . ZF AK 6-80/5/M/6+1 DRIVEN AXLES. . . . . . . . MAGIRUS/DR/nd SUSPENSION FRONT/REAR . . . . . . . BL/BLC BRAKES: . . . . . . . . . FS2T/STPM/nd/nd FUEL TANK CAPACITY IN LITRES: . . . . .200

  • In November 1970 Magirus introduced a new range of heavy trucks with bonne-ted cab, renewed both in mechanics and body. Totally new was the cab, with a modern design, simple and squared, with a wide glass surface and an habitabi-lity between the best in the category, thanks to a drive place well engineered and with a wide space for entry and exit. Also new was the bumper and the bonnet: bonnet and radiator grille were easily folding upwards, guaranteeing easy acces-sibility to the engine. The 232 was the more popular model of the new range, that included also a model with a 310 hp engine, easily recognizable for the longer front overhang caused by the adoption of V10 cylinders engine. Destined above all to the heavy duty constructions works, in particular for the use as road dumper, the 232 AK was available in versions 22, 26 and 32, in which the two figures represented the GVW in tonnes. Various units were employed in military works and as fire engine, above all in the Extra-European markets. For the Italian market, to which the data on the right is referred, the 232 D26 AK was homologated with GVW of 30 t. It had a good commercial succes, with unities sold in all the European countries and many of the third world countries, where its quality of robustness and guide facility made it one of the most diffused vehicles of the category. It remained in production till 1980, when it was absorbed in the production by the model with 256 hp engine, in production from some years. A vehicle closely derived from the 232 D26 AK was produced till the beginning of years 2000 from the Russian company Uralaz.

    Heavy truck 6x6 (70-80 D)


    TYPE OF BODY: . . . . . . . .Chassis-cab/L DRIVERS CAB: . . . Normal Control/F/C/3/S AXLES:n.3/3/1s -TIRES:2/4+4 12.00-20 18/D

    ENGINE: Type. . . . . . . . . . . . .DEUTZ F8L 413 N/Cyl.arrang./Cooling system . . . .8/V/L Position/Bore/Stroke. . . . . . .A/120/125 Displacem./Cycle/Compress . . 11310/4DD/nd Max.power . . . . . Kw 171(232)2650 rpm DA Max.torque. . . . . Nm 687 (70) 1300 rpm

    DIMENSIONS AND WEIGHTS: Lenght/Width. . . . . . . . .mm 7035/2500 Height min/max. . . . . . . .mm 335/2845 Turning circle/BBC. . . . . .m 18,9/2530 F.overhang/R.overhang . . . .mm 1130/ 675 Wheelbase . . . . . . . . . .mm 3850+1380 Front track/Rear track. . . .mm 1926/1809 Gross Vehicle Weight. . . . .kg 30000 Guaranteed front axle weight kg 6500 Guaranteed rear axle weight .kg 24200 Kerb weight . . . . . . . . .kg 8340 Payload . . . . . . . . . . .kg 21660 Gross Combination Weight. . .kg 38000

    CLUTCH. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1S/I GEARBOX . . . . . . . . ZF AK 6-80-5/M/6+1 DRIVEN AXLES. . . . . . . .MAGIRUS/DR/5,74 SUSPENSION FRONT/REAR . . . . . . .BLA/BLB BRAKES: . . . . . . . . . FS2T/STPM/FM/nd FUEL TANK CAPACITY IN LITRES: . . . . .200

  • The London Commercial Vehicle Show of September 1972 saw the debut of the new range S80, from the code of its cab entirely built by Foden, with a one piece fibreglass moulding incorporating a reinforced steel chassis. Easily identified by the two 28 cm diameter headlights and by the front panel with a design derived from that of the previous S 60, the cab was tilting to 45 thanks to an hydraulic linkage. In spite of the access made complicated by narrow doors mounted just above the front axle, the range obtained a good success thanks to better driving conditions and more space inside the cab. Much attention was placed in order to improve the comfort, with new systems to absorb the noise and to improve the isolation from the external temperature. It was particularly studied in order to facilitate the maintenance operations: in addition to four removable internal panels, the front panel hinged up. In was also possible to tilt forward the radiator. At the end of 1975 the cab was improved with a series of minor modifications and renamed S83. Identical externally, some changes were made in sound insulation, upholstery and cab mountings, driving position and cab tilting system. The range of 4x2 tractors with S80/83 cab included 5 models: AG 18/26 with 183 hp Gardner 6LXB engine and GCW of 26 t, AG 18/30 identical but with GCW of 30 t, AC 25/37 with 224 hp Cummins NHC 250 engine and GCW of 38 t, AR 27/38 with 265 hp Rolls Royce engine and GCW of 38 t. The cab was proposed in sleeper version with two beds, only for the models AG 25/38 and AR 27/38, with wheelbase lengthened to 2430 mm: the BBC arrived to 2350 mm.

    Heavy tractor 4x2 (72-77 GB)

    FODEN S 80/83 AG25/38 (04A 032 G25 83)

    TYPE OF BODY: . . . . . . . . . .Tractor/L DRIVERS CAB: . . .Forward Control/R/C/2/D AXLES: n.2/1/1s - TIRES:2/4 11.00R22.5/D

    ENGINE: Type. . . . . . . . . . . . . GARDNER 8LXB N/Cyl.arrang./Cooling system . . . .8/L/A Position/Bore/Stroke. . . . . . .A/120/152 Displacem./Cycle/Compress . . 13930/4DD/nd Max.power . . . . . kW 186(250)1850 rpm BA Max.torque. . . . . Nm 987(100,6) 1300 rpm

    DIMENSIONS AND WEIGHTS: Lenght/Width. . . . . . . . .mm 5093/2500 Height min/max. . . . . . . .mm nd/3078 Turning circle/BBC. . . . . .m 15,2/2134 F.overhang/R.overhang . . . .mm 1232/ 737 Wheelbase . . . . . . . . . .mm 3124 Front track/Rear track. . . .mm nd/nd Gross Vehicle Weight. . . . .kg 15750 Guaranteed front axle weight kg 5590 Guaranteed rear axle weight .kg 10170 Kerb weight . . . . . . . . .kg 6147 Load on fifth wheel . . . . .kg 9603 Gross Combination Weight. . .kg 38610

    CLUTCH. . . . . . . . . . . . . FODEN 1S/M GEARBOX . . . . . . . . . . . .FODEN/M/8+1 DRIVEN AXLES. . . . . . . . FODEN/DRI/2,44 SUSPENSION FRONT/REAR . . . . . . . BLA/BL BRAKES: . . . . . . . . . . FS2T/STP/nd/nd FUEL TANK CAPACITY IN LITRES: . . . . .409

  • 1. The 4x2 version with S80/83 cab was available only as tractor: except for a few units modified by Foden, some tractors were later converted as rigid with the lengthening of the wheelbase, like this S80 used for the transport of Fairground equipments.

    2. As result of the come into force in 1983 of the new transport rules law that favoured the use of the 3 axles tractors, some S80/83 were modified with the addition of a twin-tired axle behind the drive-axle.

    3. The S83 cab was easy recognizable from the S80 only for the Foden logo in large block letters. For the first time from the front panel was eliminated the stylized diamond from always symbol of the Sandbach constructor, but inserted inside the "O" of the new badge.

    4. Taken from the official catalogue of the S83 series, this photo shows the inside of the cab, with the door in rear position.

    5. A few years after the debut, the S80 cab was proposed also in sleeper version, with the original arrow design.

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  • After 15 years of production, in 1978 the range MB was replaced with two new series named MC and MR. Both available as 4x2 and 6x4, the MC was destined principally for road use, while the MR was engineered for heavy duty works like the constructions and refuse transport. The cab was characterized by a large glass surface, with the two-piece tinted-glass windshield 92 cm high, allowing the driver to view the road surface just 152 cm in front of the bumper, and two large pantograph wipers. Tilting to 60 the cab was produced with steel panels: the doors were built in reinforced fiberglass with sliding glass windows. With a depth of 1500 mm, a width of 2134 mm and an inner height of 1473 mm from the pavement to the roof, the cab had particularly suitable dimensions for the employment in difficult places like the city yards or the narrow-entry loading areas. The range MR had a chassis derived from the one of the heavy duty DM. The engines available were Mack and Caterpillar, with gearbox from Mack, Fuller and Allison. Upon request could be mounted additional axles in front or behind the tandem drive, with single or twin wheels: it was proposed also with two front steering axles, specially engineered by the Canadian company Simard on behalf of the Mack. The front axle could have a capacity up to 9.100 kg, with rear tandem up to 26.300 kg. In addition to North America, the MR range had a discreet diffusion also in various states of the Central and South America. Very few units were imported also in Europe.

    Heavy truck 6x4 (78-07 USA)

    MACK MR-600S

    TYPE OF BODY: . . . . . . . .Chassis-cab/L DRIVERS CAB: . . .Forward Control/R/C/2/S AXLES:n.3/2/1s -TIRES:2/4+4 10.00-20 12/D

    ENGINE: Type. . . . . . . . . . . . . MACK EM6-237 N/Cyl.arrang./Cooling system . . . .6/L/A Position/Bore/Stroke. . . . . . .A/124/152 Displacem./Cycle/Compress . . 11000/4DD/nd Max.power . . . . . kW 175(235)2100 rpm DT Max.torque. . . . . Nm 1228 (125) 1200 rpm

    DIMENSIONS AND WEIGHTS: Lenght/Width. . . . . . . . .mm 7191/2423 Height min/max. . . . . . . .mm nd/2634 Turning circle/BBC. . . . . .m nd/1600 F.overhang/R.overhang . . . .mm 1387/1537 Wheelbase . . . . . . . .mm 3632/2997+1270 Front track/Rear track. . . .mm 2040/1814 Gross Vehicle Weight. . . . .kg 21900 Guaranteed front axle weight kg 6500 Guaranteed rear axle weight .kg 15400 Kerb weight . . . . . . . . .kg 6786 Payload . . . . . . . . . . .kg 15114 Gross Combination Weight. . .kg nd

    CLUTCH. . . . . . . . . . . . .SPICER 2S/M GEARBOX . . . . . . . . MACK TRL1078/M/5+1 DRIVEN AXLES. . . . . . . . . . MACK/nd/nd SUSPENSION FRONT/REAR . . . . . . .BLA/BLC BRAKES: . . . . . . . . . .FS2T/STPM/nd/nd FUEL TANK CAPACITY IN LITRES: . . . . .190

  • 1. The range MT has always been much popular in the North America for the assembly of con-crete pumps of every dimensions; hundreds of units have been mounted on MR chassis modified till to have 7 axles. In the photo an MR modified by the Canadian Simard with 7 axles and used by Putzmeister USA for its 63 m pump. The weight of this vehicle arrives to 60.168 kg, with a length of more than 16 m!

    2. The interior of the MR cab with the enormous tunnel engine and the characteristic dash-board with the two great circular instruments in foreground.

    3. In 1994 begun the production of a special version for the refusal transport called LE (Low Entry), with lowered drive place in order to facilitate the input/output of the operators, available also in 4x2 version.

    4. MR converted to 6 axles, with a very special rumble strip equipment


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