Should we really complain about the occasional pothole?

rifiki

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I think it's an L series truck. the come various sizes, 4X4 6x4 and 6X6.
They have front and rear diff locks make the formanable off roaders.
Have driven on similar 'roads'
 

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why stop to fill the rad? :rolleyes: :rolleyes:

Very impressive, though I doubt it'd pass an MOT! :D Even when covered in mud you could see that the inner edge of the front tyres were fubar'd ;)
 

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Impressive indeed. Is the chassis meant to twist so the cab points at a different angle to the load? Is it about to break or just designed with that flex so it doesn't snap altogether?
 

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why stop to fill the rad? :rolleyes: :rolleyes:

Very impressive, though I doubt it'd pass an MOT! :D Even when covered in mud you could see that the inner edge of the front tyres were fubar'd ;)

Fubar'd? Practice what you preach and speak English man... :D
 

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I'd like to see the modern crop of Chelsea tractors tackle that...
 
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There is a lot of articulation in the chassis, a nicely designed truck.
If you wanted an overland machine then look no further, just think where it could go with a decent set of tyres.
 

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I reckon it would only get new tyres or retreads when they blow. Otherwise - usable!!
In my,africa experience tyre is f,d only when air will no longer stay in it .I have seen sidewalls bolted up and tyres that wont hold air filled with dry grass !
I also once met a brit who made a mill shipping ship load of uk legal limit tyres to nigeria, where they prob ran another five yrs.
 

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The tyres drew my attention too and how the truck just kept going despite plenty of chances it would seem to get stuck.

I have never travelled on roads/tracks anything like as bad.
The man picking the rocks is strong but those roads need more rocks not less they just need to be smaller.
Millions of people with low to zero incomes and some appalling roads, someone needs to get a grip.
 

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They need to get their hands on one of these for a while, normally at the end of jobs they get dumped, be nice if they could be donated to the needy and still claim the tax write-off...

https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:IDF-D9-Armored-Bulldozer-03.jpg

There was a copper/gold/silver mine in New Guinea [Grasberg mine] with roads better formed but pretty steep all the same, stunning achievement just to get it built @ 35.53.

 
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Thats not a mine its just a big pot hole :D
 

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UK - Half inch of snow and DPD are 'unable to deliver'
 
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