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modelmaniac
Posted: Thursday, June 13, 2019 4:37:03 PM

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Oooh!Can that excavator boom curl up more?I'm sure the stick should sit in the well,between the three axles.Looks like he(the truck driver)may hit a bridge!LOL,just sayin.What are the weight limits for each axle combo?
GuyM
Posted: Friday, June 14, 2019 5:53:18 AM
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modelmaniac,

I simply guessed that adding a XL 80 JPS jeep dolly and a XL 22 MB booster stinger would increase the lowboy capacity by 102000lbs (or 46.26 tonnes), but that's just a guess as I couldn't find any capacity on XL Specialized website for such an arrangement, just for each element of it.
Base 3-axle XL 120 HDG lowboy payload being equal to 54.43 tonnes (120000lbs), the upgraded lowboy could then accept a 100.69 tonnes payload (222000lbs), which seems a lot to me: is this correct? I don't know.
I'm sure that US specialists in local heavy haulage will tell us more about the revised capacity.

I hope it helps.
Guy
Exkvate3140
Posted: Friday, June 14, 2019 11:16:22 PM
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Guy I would like to know what you think about the jeep, I was going to buy that set up but I do not like the lowbed trailers so I decided not to purchase it.
Steve
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Posted: Saturday, June 15, 2019 3:05:22 AM
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Steve,

The 2-axle jeep is OK for me: it fits nicely on a 3-axle tractor with a rear tandem, but I don't think that it can work with a tridem, its gooseneck being too short.
As far as I know, it is not for sale solo so far (at least here in Europe) but only part of the combination show above: that may change in the future, who knows?
In terms of lowboy, I admit that Diecast Masters could have done better, considering the technology available with competitors: hydraulic rams on the gooseneck, moveable supports for bed width extensions on the side, etc.
But as Craig wrote, that's the first US jeep/lowboy/stinger assembly available in that scale since ASAM sold their Trail King products.

Regards.
Guy
GuyM
Posted: Saturday, June 15, 2019 3:43:30 AM
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SAVIEM SM 340 tractor built by Jean-Jacques using Minitrucks bits and pieces from his left-over box:









We have a proverb in France "Nothing gets dumped, anything can be modified": Jean-Jacques used as an (oversized) load, the cable reel of a broken-down vacuum cleaner.

Regards.
Guy

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Posted: Saturday, June 15, 2019 3:47:27 AM
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The SAVIEM unit as a ballasted tow truck and during the move of a Poclain excavator:









Regards.
Guy
modelmaniac
Posted: Saturday, June 15, 2019 12:26:24 PM

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Is that a Corgi trailer,being pulled by the Saviem,with the Poclain on it?Looks very like one.I loved the look of those Saviem trucks,did they give a lot of cabs to MAN?,because they sure look very similar,if not identical.
GuyM
Posted: Saturday, June 15, 2019 1:30:10 PM
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modelmaniac,

Both 3-axle lowloaders hooked to the SAVIEM are (above) a Tasklift from Heavygoods and (bottom) a King from Corgi.
MAN and SAVIEM had commercial arrangements in the seventies where SAVIEM cabs were exported to Germany to be installed on MAN forward-control trucks (with only the grille change, I think), while MAN engines were imported for the SAVIEM range. I think that these agreements ended when SAVIEM and Berliet merged into Renault VI, late seventies.

I hope this helps.
Guy
modelmaniac
Posted: Saturday, June 15, 2019 2:32:05 PM

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I always knew there was some sort of thing,going on with those companies.Thanks for clearing it up.I remember only telling what truck maker they were,by the grille,otherwise they looked the same.You could only tell Renault trucks,as they had their own unique style.
Exkvate3140
Posted: Saturday, June 15, 2019 7:03:40 PM
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Guy thanks for the response, and I love the way you recycle over there, that’s a cool looking load.
Steve
Mr. Scholz
Posted: Saturday, June 15, 2019 8:16:00 PM
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hello Guy,

the setup with the SAVIEM and the POCLAIN 300 is just great. Made me think of this movie, Inspecteur La Bavure? With the POCLAIN 300 from contractor Moser tearing down a house.

Cheers
Max
GuyM
Posted: Sunday, June 16, 2019 10:57:42 AM
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Max,

I've seen that film sometimes after it was released (that was in the eighties, I think) but I forgot all about the scene you mention:



Picture found on the French forum "Technique TP": http://technique-tp.leforum.eu/

All the best.
Guy
Mr. Scholz
Posted: Sunday, June 16, 2019 12:38:05 PM
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That's it, Guy! That's the scene. Even better then the CAT 983 jail escape with Bud Spencer and Terrence Hill.
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Posted: Sunday, June 16, 2019 3:58:38 PM

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Guy, that vacuum cord reel is such a cool heavy load. Might need a few more axles on that trailer to get it on the road. LOL!

Thanks so much for sharing.

Flickr ChandlerYohn YouTube
GuyM
Posted: Monday, June 17, 2019 11:59:49 AM
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Loading in Mammoet headquarters in Schiedam (Holland) of a heavy haulage tow truck to be shipped to the Middle-East:





DAF FTM 95XF-T480 8x4/4 tractor (modified WSI model) and Nooteboom Euro 78-04 4-axle lowloader (modified WSI model) carrying a 40' flat top CIMC container (Tonkin Replicas model) loaded with a MAN 27-365 VFAE 8x8/4 heavy tow truck (IMC model)





To be continued.
Guy

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Posted: Monday, June 17, 2019 12:06:02 PM
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The MAN KAT1 8x8 tractor, bought second-hand after its demobilization from the German Army, following its modification into a heavy haulage tow truck in Mammoet workshops:









Regards.
Guy

modelmaniac
Posted: Monday, June 17, 2019 12:29:16 PM

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Love that MAN KAT.Knowing it's offroad capabilities,that truck can literally operate anywhere.Never seen one in Mammoet colours.Did you paint it,and add decals?
GuyM
Posted: Monday, June 17, 2019 2:46:50 PM
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modelmaniac,

The model was produced by IMC for the Mammoet Shop. I just bought it from them and had nothing to do, except for finding a plausible scene.
IMC have produced some resin truck models for Sarens (the MOL and more recently a Mercedes-Benz) or for Mammoet (Pegaso and FAUN in Van Seumeren livery, a large Kenworth in old Mammoet colors and this MAN in today Mammoet livery...): all these models look realistic and have a lot of (fragile) details, the only problem - for me, at least - is that they are 100% resin-made, tires included.

I hope this helps.
Guy
modelmaniac
Posted: Monday, June 17, 2019 8:55:23 PM

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Wow.I personally,would have to do something about those tyres.Do they have the usual metal axles?
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Posted: Monday, June 17, 2019 10:15:07 PM
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Guy that MAN 8x8 looks fantastic, but I agree with you about the resin.
Steve
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