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Re: Eddie Stobart

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Re: Eddie Stobart

Post by Galaxy Gaz » Sat Feb 16, 2019 9:41 pm

A few random pics

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Post by JSB33 » Sun Feb 17, 2019 7:39 am

I wonder if it pays better to ship people as opposed to cargo?
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Post by Galaxy Gaz » Mon Feb 25, 2019 9:33 am

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Post by JSB33 » Tue Feb 26, 2019 4:42 am

It still strikes me as odd to see Cabovers like this as there is almost none of them over here.
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Re: Eddie Stobart

Post by Galaxy Gaz » Tue Feb 26, 2019 7:56 am

JSB33 wrote:
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It still strikes me as odd to see Cabovers like this as there is almost none of them over here.
Over here in Europe its all they make now. Scania made the long bonnet T Cab, which I posted previously, but they ceased production in 2005 because they just didnt sell very well. Your federal bride law dictating gross weight, axle spacing etc, mean that size has a lot to do with it but a compact, more maneouverable truck is whats needed on the narrower European roads . In places like the US and Australia , the conventional trucks are suited to the wider , open roads but they just dont work here .
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Re: Eddie Stobart

Post by Galaxy Gaz » Sun Mar 03, 2019 5:28 pm

2006 Scania R420 8X4 Hiab crane - "Kimberley Kate"

A change of livery colour on this one as it is operated by Stobart rail which uses the blue/white livery.

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Post by JSB33 » Mon Mar 04, 2019 5:29 am

They mainly use such truck for roofing shingles over here
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Re: Eddie Stobart

Post by Galaxy Gaz » Sat Mar 16, 2019 7:41 pm

2011 Scania R440 Topline Drawbar - "Calista Maddison"

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Post by JSB33 » Sun Mar 17, 2019 8:48 am

I was thinking of what you said about the Curtain sides being better and while that my be true in the UK I doon't think it would work over here. It would really slow down the process of loading and unloading, it would take more labor and more room. A typical US shipping station may have 100 or more docks with 30 or more trucks being loaded/unloaded at a time. The trucks can be parked only feet apart from each other.
There is no lost time pulling back the curtains, it can be loaded in any kind of weather and the trailers are already dock height.
That said, there are some products that are delivered by Curtain sides here with lumber being one of them. But for general cargo the one door on the back works bets.

The Curtain sides sure can look better though.
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Re: Eddie Stobart

Post by Galaxy Gaz » Sun Mar 24, 2019 10:25 am

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Re: Eddie Stobart

Post by Galaxy Gaz » Wed Apr 17, 2019 11:21 am

Stobart Rail Scania R560 & Noteboom extending trailer - "Lily Jane"

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Re: Eddie Stobart

Post by JSB33 » Thu Apr 18, 2019 5:13 am

How does it turn, Gary? Do the tires scrub in a turn or do they pivot?
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Re: Eddie Stobart

Post by Galaxy Gaz » Thu Apr 18, 2019 8:01 am

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How does it turn, Gary? Do the tires scrub in a turn or do they pivot?
All of the rear axles steer so the tyres dont scrub , check this video out and you can see what I mean .

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VzCl9Y2YYMc

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Post by JSB33 » Fri Apr 19, 2019 5:25 am

That makes sense.
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Re: Eddie Stobart

Post by Galaxy Gaz » Fri Apr 19, 2019 2:21 pm

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Re: Eddie Stobart

Post by Galaxy Gaz » Fri Apr 26, 2019 11:25 pm

Stobart Sport - Scania P380 Oakley Horsebox - Ally

This is one of my favourite Stobart trucks . A stunning Oakley horsebox which is very luxurious inside but then for £300,000 youd expect a nice bit of polished wood and leather inside your extending sided horse box. The drivers pretty good looking too.....and yes thats her in front of the truck :D

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Re: Eddie Stobart

Post by GBOAC002 » Sat Apr 27, 2019 3:36 am

Have to say I'm really enjoying this thread. Extremely interesting vehicles/combinations which offer solutions to real life logistical problems.

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Post by JSB33 » Sat Apr 27, 2019 9:27 am

The Horsebox is super cool Gary.
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Re: Eddie Stobart

Post by Tom » Sat Apr 27, 2019 10:00 am

Don't think I've ever seen a horsebox that nice.

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Re: Eddie Stobart

Post by Galaxy Gaz » Wed May 01, 2019 12:04 pm

GBOAC002 wrote:
Sat Apr 27, 2019 3:36 am
Have to say I'm really enjoying this thread. Extremely interesting vehicles/combinations which offer solutions to real life logistical problems.
Thanks Iain , as you probably know, Stobart is a huge company with seperate divisions for Rail , Air and haulage so im sure they probably do have a vehicle for any aspect of their needs.
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The Horsebox is super cool Gary.
Yeh, those Oakley horseboxes are fantastic pieces of kit with massive spec lists . Very expensive but top of the line stuff .
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Don't think I've ever seen a horsebox that nice.
Heres a link with some shots of the interior etc. This ones for sale, its 7 years old and they only want £190,000 for it :o

https://www.oakleyhorseboxes.co.uk/detail.asp?id=24673
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Re: Eddie Stobart

Post by Galaxy Gaz » Wed May 01, 2019 12:16 pm

2004 Scania R420 Horsebox - " Ivy"

Another Scania horsebox, but not as posh this time. The Stobart group sponsor quite a few sporting teams and events including their own Polo team which has this vehicle to transport their horses

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