mushspeed Posted September 7, 2020 Share Posted September 7, 2020 (edited) The Covid virus has forced the UK government to impose a strict nationwide lockdown and all shows and public events were banned....after 5 months the restrictions are gradually being eased......but strict social distancing and crowd control restrictions are still in place During the last weekend of August ....Truckfest Peterborough took place... normally held on the first weekend of May attracting more than 3000 trucks ... This year, a low key event which allowed a maximum of 1000 trucks ... The whole affair felt a bit strange with half of the bars and restaurants closed or offering a restricted service or menu ... But...It was good to get out and sample the new normal Normally there are Recovery and rescue demonstrations held in the main arena by the Professional Recovery drivers club....but none of this was permitted and the grandstands were closed off Below are some of the trucks at the show ... A 4 axle KW Boniface / Miller rotator operated by one of largest towing companies in the north west Hough Green Garage ....part of their signature is the doors are always painted white, no matter what colour of the truck . A very smartly presented Merecedes 6x4 fitted with Boniface / Miller Recoverer equipment check out the ground clearance ....., Sporting the very latest stainless steel light bars and bull bars sorry the picture is not very good and does not show the excellence of this truck This a clever little tow truck on a land Rover cab chassis .... The Land Rover engine has been replaced with a 6 cylinder 6.5 litre Cummings diesel somehow they have managed to shoehorn into the engine compartment The business end of some of the towtrucks there A smart unit from Tears Recovery Boniface/ Miller equipment Not a tow truck... but a beautifully presented 6 axle tipper truck gross weight 44 tons with a payload of 28 tons check out the short wheelbase...specially designed to be loaded by mobile road planing machines This is a very impressively presented 3 axle Scania tractor unit operating in Ireland Same truck .....check out round the working end ...... A stunning K W show truck ( incidentally...I sold that to Kevin and he put the Harley on ) normally a huge crowd puller The very latest in European and UK truck design running on maximum permissible length and weight 18.5 metres long 44 tons gross weight 4 metres high for normal cargo and freight operations ....check out the ground clearance A beautiful Sania T cab 580 hp V 8 engine gross weight 44 tons A Volvo tractor 4 axle 600 hp twin steer, double drive with hub reductions, for use on special heavy haul type operations up to 150 tons, 3 inch pin... the box behind the exhausts contains additional air tanks and gearbox oil coolers as well as the usual chains and straps. operated by one of Scotland's premier transport companies. Edited September 8, 2020 by mushspeed additional information 1 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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