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N 5 B 2.2K C 1 E Jul 28, 2017 F Apr 11, 2018
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This 1944 Mack NR42 probably started life with the US Army. Many were rebuilt in post-war years for civilian use across Europe, sometimes converted to 4x2 configuration. Robert Wynn & Sons was no stranger to American trucks, having rebuilt six Pacific tractor units for its heavy haulage division. I'm not sure whether the company was still involved in timer haulage at this time but, if so, the NR42 would have been a useful tool, notwithstanding its right-hand drive configuration. Thanks to Martin Vonk for the base image of a preserved Dutch-registered vehicle (11-Apr-18).

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Tags:   tractor unit Logging truck Mack NR42 Robert Wynn & Sons

N 7 B 2.6K C 0 E Sep 13, 2014 F May 12, 2018
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American trucks in the UK were found, most commonly, in the hands of owner-drivers, but they could occasionally be found in larger fleets. In either case, they may have been the best tool for a specific job or were simply acquired for prestige or vanity purposes. I'm not including Aberdeen-based McIntosh Heavy Logistics in either category and, indeed, have no reason to believe that the company ever operated American hardware; but this Mack R-Series certainly looks the part in the company's simple but attractive pain scheme. Thanks to TRUCKFLICKS for the base image (12-May-18).

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Tags:   tractor unit McIntish Heavy logistics MHL Mack R Model

N 4 B 2.9K C 1 E Sep 13, 2014 F Apr 2, 2015
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American trucks in flashy paint jobs have gained a cult status as rich boys' toys in Malta. Very few (if any) have seen commercial use so there's probably no precedent for this fictional Mack R Model, which is presented in the attractive livery of White Bros of Marsa. Thanks to TRUCKFLICKS for the base image of a vehicle preserved in New Zealand (02-Apr-15).

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Tags:   Malta Truck White Bros tractor unit Mack R Model

N 9 B 1.7K C 0 E Sep 13, 2014 F Jun 27, 2020
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John Golding of Wotton-Under-Edge in Gloucester had a penchant for American trucks. I’m not aware of a precedent for this Mack R-Series, but I needed a couple of additional trucks in the same livery as the previously featured Mack F700 and G75 for a photobook that I’m currently working on. I have had to adapt the livery to suit the base image; hence the black front wings rather than the operator’s more usual blue. Thanks to Flickr user Truckflicks for the base image (27-Jun-20).

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Tags:   Mack R-Series tractor unit John Golding

N 5 B 2.4K C 0 E Oct 11, 2015 F May 31, 2017
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The Mack F-Series was probably the best-selling US truck in Europe. Gloucestershire haulier John Golding ordered one after touring the Mack factory whilst on holiday in the USA, beginning a long association with US trucks. This fictional F-700 is not necessarily an accurate portrayal of that particular truck, which I believe had a set-back front axle. In many ways, the cab-over-engine (COE) F-Series was a European truck, with North American and Australian customers generally favouring 'conventional' (bonneted) trucks for long haul work (31-May-17).

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Tags:   tractor unit John Golding Mack F-600


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