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First major trucking show after easing of lockdown in the UK


mushspeed
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We travelled to Malvern in the west of the country  for the first major trucking show in the UK where almost 800 trucks were gathered..i

It was well supported by a large crowd on both days even though heavy rain was forecast ..

I think folks were just glad to get out from the  9 months of continuous  lockdowns 

 

There was a fine turnout of west country  and Welsh  towing  companies  and some awesome vehicles and equipment 

 

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A brand new  6x4   DAF  for Ken William's 

 

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Another  DAF  this time an 8x4

 

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The flagship of the Ken William's fleet  a 10x4  twin steer, mid lift axle ...fitted  with the 75 ton  Miller Rotator...note.. it also is fitted with side puller equipment 

It has 5 winches in total...a magnificent Machine  very well presented..

 

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A rear view of the above vehicles  with some of the William's crew relaxing in the evening sun

 

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A  6x4 DAF  from Millforge Recovery   located  in the far west of Wales 

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A  very  smart  specialist Accident unit  of Millforge   equipped with a  heavy duty  knuckleboom crane and damage free lifting frame...

 

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An 8x4  Iveco by Clyst Motors  fitted with the NRC Rotator    a couple of the guys  horseing around  in the evening sun

 

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A rear view of the same  NRC Rotator 

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The very smart Renault  from Toad  Towing  this is operated by owner  Lee Briggs...specialising in long distance towing  ....a  hard working machine 

 

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A lightweight  NRC slider  and  a 6 seater  rollback  from  A J Autos  of Bristol 

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A neat  mid heavy duty    fitted with  Syren equipment  Syren is a small local equipment maker  not very well known but their equipment is very good and virtually unbreakable 

Operated by  DN  mobile of Bristol..

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A neat 6 seater rollback  operated  by  Towrite of Bristol 

 

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A 4 axle Volvo  operated by one of   London's top  towing companies 

 

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A selection of  rollbacks from  Lanes  Recovery   one of Wales top towing companies 20210703_184943_003.thumb.jpg.9f1891be02fe904e7f1adf76c6d73b1e.jpg

 

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Some various types of equipment  operated by  ASK  Recovery  of Wales20210703_185158_001.thumb.jpg.d2f26be0ddcbd1d329210b65ef20974f.jpg

 

Archie Archibald....My dear friend of 30 years and owner of  ASK Recovery 

 

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Some of Wales top towmen  relaxing with a few beers 

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An 8x4  twin steer Volvo  the whole fleet a credit to Lyndon William's 

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A heavy duty sliding 4  axle trailer by trax  giving a payload of 48 tons powered by  Volvo 

 

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Some immaculately presented  vehicles  from  William's  Recovery   including this very neat Mercedes light duty rollback 

 

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A DAF Rollback from R&S Recovery    sorry about the picture quality 

 

 

 

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The pride of Wales...crews from several different towing having  a  relaxing time in the evening sun 

 

 

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I could not leave this truck out ...it won best in show for a working truck  absolutely fantastic..totally immaculately presented  after being driven 400 miles from Scotland in the heavy rain

John Templeton is the owner and worked all night to get it in this condition for judging 

 

 

 

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An immaculately presented example 

 

 

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Winner of the best tipper / rock truck category 

 

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Oh and I won best presented American truck with my peterbilt 379    standing in the pouring rain !!

 

Follows are a few shots I took around the Showground   of the different trucks that are working on British and European  roads ....enjoy 

 

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The very latest DAF built in Holland,   biggest engine option  is 620 hp ...check out the Latest madness...no external mirrors  !!!!  Only a little camera on a plinth either side 

Screen attached to the windscreen pillars inside      the cost to replace a camera if damaged iis £ 3,000... bonkers !!!!!

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