Old british iron

Kiwi303

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Once I have my class 5, (currently 4l and as soon as I get time of the current job, book for the full class 4), I have a line on a company which runs nelson to Christchurch back to nelson. Day trip, half day there, half day return.
Day cabs suit the job, and I like old iron. :)

Different strokes for different folks. And I guess I am different. :)
 

Kiwi303

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Well trademe has no "Scammell" selection, and scammel was at some point a BL brand. So I think the answer could be yes.
I'm not sure when scammell become a BL subsidiary, but most of that restructuring happened in the 70's.
The UK's own equivalent of the detriot bailout, except instead of just handing them cash, the UK nationalised them into BL.
 

Sinister

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Once I have my class 5, (currently 4l and as soon as I get time of the current job, book for the full class 4), I have a line on a company which runs nelson to Christchurch back to nelson. Day trip, half day there, half day return.
Day cabs suit the job, and I like old iron. :)

Different strokes for different folks. And I guess I am different. :)

You guys in NZ don't have all kinds of restrictions on emissions and stuff or what?

The first time I went to California in 1996 I was amazed at all the ancient trucks running around. All in awesome condition, and running just fine. But government says they need to go away.

Damn shame. Most are gone now.

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Kiwi303

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No, if it was legal when built it is legal now.

New has restrictions, but nothing about what is used to obtain that level of compliance.
 

Rigjockey

In Gord we trust!
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No, if it was legal when built it is legal now.

New has restrictions, but nothing about what is used to obtain that level of compliance.
That is the way it should be. If the truck has been maintained so well that it is still on the road then it should be legal. That being said Chicago can haulers are the exception to the theory.
 

Rigjockey

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It reminds me of a Mack. Cool truck!
COE's all look a like to me. When they all went conventional the cool thing is they, The MFG's all kept the same grill.

Freightliner tried to bring the COE back:rolllaugh3:The whole engineering team at freightliner needs to be fired IMO.

Freightliner turning out crap since 1996! The last real truck to roll off the assembly line was the Classic.
 

Kiwi303

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It reminds me of a Mack. Cool truck!
Scammell pretty much filled the market niche in the UK that mack did in the us.
Simple robust haulers.
They built the British army tank haulers and related heavy duty gear.
 

Kiwi303

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They're made in Australia these days and assembled CKD here in NZ.

Kenworth cabovers are also available ex Australia. K104 and K108. But only fully assembled.
 

Rigjockey

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They're made in Australia these days and assembled CKD here in NZ.

Kenworth cabovers are also available ex Australia. K104 and K108. But only fully assembled.
Hey you got any photos of a new KW COE? I would love to see that.
 
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