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Old 7th May 2010, 12:48   #31
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Now thats a beast, the russians have manufactured some astounding trucks.

Two examples come to mind

The MAZ 537 Heavy Hauler
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and The MAZ 7907 Super Truck
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Old 7th May 2010, 13:59   #32
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Now thats a beast, the russians have manufactured some astounding trucks.

Two examples come to mind

The MAZ 537 Heavy Hauler
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and The MAZ 7907 Super Truck
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Forget tanks, I'll take these, no questions asked.
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Old 14th May 2010, 06:13   #33
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Since a lot of you were labeling the Merc as pig-snouted, I decided to put a real one. This here is a Saurer 8M, a Swiss truck with a special suspension setup like those in low-slung race cars. This pdf gives the details but since it's in German, I'm not able to know what it exactly says. If anyone of you know German, please translate it for us CV nerds.
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Old 14th May 2010, 11:30   #34
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A visit to the MB museum in Stuttgart will reveal even more fascinating facts about the history of Mercedes Benz. The layout and the guided tours in the museum itself shows the quality of the brand. A must visit for any enthusiasts who pass through this part of Germany. As a bonus, you could also visit the Porsche museum as well.
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Thought of sharing some pics from the Haulage category from the museum
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Old 14th May 2010, 21:39   #35
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Thought of sharing some pics from the Haulage category from the museum
I love how the cars are barely on the blue truck and also the bumper end-poles on the white L series truck.
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One of these still does duty in my institution, as a water tanker!
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There's an old Bedford truck doing duty at Coimbatore Medical College as an ambulance. It's got a rather distinctive engine note.
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Old 14th May 2010, 23:27   #38
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Thornycroft Antar: This was a major hauler for British Army and others.

The unique thing about this was its engine, the Meteorite, It was a cut-down V8 version of the V12 Rolls-Royce Meteor used in tanks.

The surplus auctioned examples are still used as Hauler by private miner or construction company.

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Old 10th July 2010, 05:25   #39
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Another pig-nose truck. A Chevrolet C60X 6x6 '1940....

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Lovely thread and amazing pictures.

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Gosh! look at those numerous air vents on the bonnet!
Wondering why some vents open towards the front and other towards the back??


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Check out the chassis twist on these Mercedes-Benz trucks from the late 40's and early 50's.
If you see the home grown (okay adapted from Merc) Tata trucks on off road work you will see similar chassis bends and twists. Mining sites are places to look for.
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One of these still does duty in my institution, as a water tanker!
Do you study in PSG by any chance?
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Old 14th September 2010, 06:11   #42
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Here's another monster pig-nosed truck. I have no clue how someone could have designed it as such.A little heavy-haulage history.-autowp.ru_prochie_willeme_du_1.jpg
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@smashnerd: The engine would act as a counterweight
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Old 14th September 2010, 20:54   #44
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@smashnerd: The engine would act as a counterweight
An interesting observation. But, I still wonder who penned down that hideous fascia.

BTW, that cabin is pretty low slung. It barely rises over the bed of the truck.
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