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GuyM
Posted: Saturday, September 07, 2019 4:49:03 AM
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Posted: Saturday, September 07, 2019 11:16:23 AM

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Really like that SGM Merc.Are those legs,on the containers functional?Would be a nice feature,if they are.
GuyM
Posted: Saturday, September 07, 2019 12:41:31 PM
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modelmaniac,

I planned to make them functional but the square tube I had at that time was resulting in too high mobile boxes. So I gave up and finally glued 4 legs on each box chassis.
I found since that Conrad had produced a few models using the mobile box concept, like the one below:



Picture issued from the German sales site MSW Modelle.

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GuyM
Posted: Monday, September 09, 2019 4:09:20 AM
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Various Liebherr bulldozers at work:







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GuyM
Posted: Wednesday, September 11, 2019 4:30:23 AM
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In the seventies, road combination used on Europe/Middle-East long run:





Mack F 705 6x4/2 tractor and Crane-Fruehauf 2-axle low bed box semi-trailer of unknown type (Tekno models)





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GuyM
Posted: Wednesday, September 11, 2019 4:39:58 AM
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I have done numerous searches on this semi-trailer, but unsuccessful so far. I could only find it in the Astran International fleet, a British company specialized in the Europe/Middle-East road transport:





I think that Tekno developed specifically the semi-trailer to reproduce that Astran combination, the model being impossible to find these days:



The only place where I could find a similar one was a second-hand equipment sales in Australia, but no details attached to the advert:



Any complementary technical detail on that Crane-Fruehauf (or Fruehauf) semi-trailer (type, GVW, payload) is therefore more than welcome.

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Guy
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Posted: Wednesday, September 11, 2019 2:19:53 PM
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Guy that trailer looks great with the F700. The trailer reminds me of a moving van trailer, but with a reefer, if that is what is on the front of that trailer
GuyM
Posted: Wednesday, September 11, 2019 4:14:53 PM
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Steve,

I don't think that the box in front is a reefer unit but just a storage box, as there is no air entry visible anywhere.
I agree with you, that could very well be originally a Fruehauf moving van trailer: the only problem I have is that I can't find any technical details for it.

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Guy
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Posted: Wednesday, September 11, 2019 6:15:19 PM

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Exkvate3140 wrote:
Guy that trailer looks great with the F700. The trailer reminds me of a moving van trailer, but with a reefer, if that is what is on the front of that trailer


That's for a wide screen TV dope.
Exkvate3140
Posted: Wednesday, September 11, 2019 6:22:39 PM
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My bad I should have checked with the Truck Guru before asking that question. Would you be able to get NASCAR on that wide screen, or maybe even that movie Grumpy Old Men?
Steve
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Posted: Wednesday, September 11, 2019 7:27:00 PM

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That is more than likely a Wind Deflector on that trailer.
GuyM
Posted: Thursday, September 12, 2019 8:01:31 AM
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GC1,

I agree, there seems to be a wind deflector on the Australian Fruehauf trailer for sale, but I doubt that the square box on the British one could be one as well.
By the way, on the picture I've used for my combination, the trailer had nothing in front, but I didn't want to remove the box and perhaps damage the model:



I hope this helps.
Guy
GuyM
Posted: Friday, September 13, 2019 3:47:16 AM
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"Ancients" and "Moderns" on a parking lot in West-Germany early eighties:





- Left: MAN 19-321 FLS 4x2/2 tractor and Schmitz 3-axle sheeted dropside semi-trailer (Conrad models),
- right: Mercedes-Benz 1638 S 4x2/2 tractor and Doll 3-axle full opening box semi-trailer (modified Conrad models).

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Guy
GuyM
Posted: Friday, September 13, 2019 3:52:37 AM
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Schmitz semi-trailer produced when a rear fender wasn't yet the norm in that country:







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GuyM
Posted: Friday, September 13, 2019 4:08:08 AM
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Doll Fahrzeugbau - a German trailer builder still producing early 80s "conventional" semi-trailers - designed an innovative self-supporting unit just before they concentrated their production on special and heavy vehicles:







At that time, the "modern" Doll unit was often used by Mercedes-Benz in their adverts and brochures:



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Guy

Exkvate3140
Posted: Friday, September 13, 2019 9:24:28 AM
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Guy what products were delivered in the Doll trailer, it looks like those partitions that the doors open and close on would be prohibitive to a lot of items being loaded on to it.
Thanks
Steve
GuyM
Posted: Friday, September 13, 2019 9:55:57 AM
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Steve,

Difficult to provide a definitive answer to your question as, even if the trailer can be seen on various Mercedes-Benz adverts, I didn't managed to get any technical detail on that Doll unit:



I suppose that products on wooden pallets (which are common here in Europe) could be loaded/unloaded from either side.

I hope this helps.
Guy

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Posted: Saturday, September 14, 2019 10:52:24 AM
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Guy thanks for the information.
Steve
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