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Re: Ooh, new shooting truck

Post by hairyyoda » 10 Mar 2018, 17:40

:wave: Thanks Adam, easier for me to copy this link below as the photographs show several Forest Rovers from all angles, climbed on to a lowloader many years ago Rod just to have a closer look at a Forest Rover, remember axles being H/D and on a 6 bolt pattern. Would have thought that the Roadless Company were given a free hand and a open cheque book for the R/D and the special limited production run of these oversized mules. Just a case of getting a winch and any timber cutting kit to the job and not getting your feet wet ? >>>

http://www.google.co.uk/search?q=Forest ... 24&bih=461

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Re: Ooh, new shooting truck

Post by rodp » 10 Mar 2018, 18:36

Have you sat in a Cuthbertson Phil, the tracked one. They're seriously high.
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Re: Ooh, new shooting truck

Post by hairyyoda » 11 Mar 2018, 10:41

Seen a few of them up close Rod never climbed up into one, worked for the Electricity Board years ago and in the early 80's the National Grid lent the South Wales Electricity Board 2 snow tracked type vehicles, can't remember exactly which model but very similar to the Hagglunds, noisy beasts but they would clime over rough and boggy ground without much effort, could clime over a pile of telegraph poles once the tracks got weight over them. They were also just phasing out the Forward Control models in 1981- 82 and offloading then to the auctions, a few crew vehicles were replaced with 4 X 4 A Series Ford V6 3000cc lorry based mobile rest & canteen vehicles built with "custom bodywork" at great expense :?: Makes someone wonder why go down the custom built route instead of buying a proven 4 X 4 day vehicle as a cheaper choice :?:
4 X 4 A Series Ford V6 3000cc = a lot of petrol = a lot of ££££££££££ = :think: :roll: :wtf:

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Re: Ooh, new shooting truck

Post by sunndog » 11 Mar 2018, 13:06

Taxpayers money phil, its like water out of a tap to them
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Re: Ooh, new shooting truck

Post by rodp » 11 Mar 2018, 14:39

sunndog wrote:Taxpayers money phil, its like water out of a tap to them

And big brown envelopes
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Re: Ooh, new shooting truck

Post by hairyyoda » 11 Mar 2018, 21:22

:wave: This will launch you out of the soup https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/land-rover-9 ... SwpXtanGTU and will only leave a soft footprint on the grass. :D :lol:

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Re: Ooh, new shooting truck

Post by sunndog » 11 Mar 2018, 21:48

hairyyoda wrote::wave: This will launch you out of the soup https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/land-rover-9 ... SwpXtanGTU and will only leave a soft footprint on the grass. :D :lol:

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P.S. How has my tree climbing "Avatar" reappeared as if by magic :think: :?:
Nice

If we're talking bigger kit then the scammall pioneer is the granddaddy for my money

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Re: Ooh, new shooting truck

Post by hairyyoda » 12 Mar 2018, 08:49

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Adam
I sometimes used to have this little jem parked outside where I lived when I was a kid, my uncle was chief operator for more than 30 years and his brother (my father) was backup driver for more than 33 years.
It is a Forden Goliath one of only 2 purpose built recovery vehicles of this model, it was sold to Mason Brothers of Pembrokeshire and later was repurchased by Forden of Sandbach in Cheshire before their slow demise. Alas Forden Trucks no longer exists, another big quality company gone for ever :thumbdown:

Owner was Sam Jefferies of Fairwood Garage, Upper Killay, 3miles west of Swansea (a company that also does not exist anymore)

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Re: Ooh, new shooting truck

Post by rodp » 12 Mar 2018, 16:55

I used to work for a Foden main dealer Phil, they weren't a bad truck.
Ref that LR on ebay, have you seen the standard of welding underneath in the photo? That would put me off spending big money on it, if they're happy with that then what else are they happy with ?
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Re: Ooh, new shooting truck

Post by hairyyoda » 12 Mar 2018, 17:08

I must admit Rod, I only looked at the list of parts that are alleged to have been bought and fitted etc. Bit of a steep price for a vehicle that has a few draw backs, first one being it's 8 foot wide :?:

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