Big Lorry Blog

Classic commercials; haulage tales from yesteryear; and the weird and the wonderful from the world of trucks – Big Lorry Blog has it all! The anorak army bring you tales of big rigs; little rigs and downright unusual rigs from far-flung parts of the world.

Battenburg and blue lights on Biglorryblog

Evening all! Weightlifter-PPG will have a surprise exhibit at this year’s Tip-ex– a PPG bodied Volvo FM decked out in Metropolitan Police livery and complete with ‘blues and twos’! Prominently displayed outside the entrance to Hall A, this late addition to Weightlifter-PPG’s exhibits is bound to attract attention with its distinctive blue and yellow markings. However, despite appearances, it’s not …

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Terrific trio spotted at Jacks Hill for Biglorryblog

Biglorryblog regular Jim sent in these photo’s  with this message “I was fortunate enough to attend Glen McBirnie’s fourth gathering at Jack’s Hill Cafe last sunday where just shy of one hundred classic vehicles arrived for a good fry-up and a piping hot cuppa. One of the highlights of the day was the arrival of Mike Ponsonby from Rugeley, Staffordshire …

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There’s treasure in them there hills says Biglorryblog

Helping Cumbria Lift n’ Shift’s Daf 2500 with Palfinger 44000 crane was this elderly but still smart Ford Cargo Moving some empty 20’ containers to a site 1000’ up in the Scottish Borders. The Cargo certainly looks in better condition than the container.  thanks to Tony for the spot !

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Biglorryblog takes a sideways look at this Unimog

While in Berlin recently at a testing ground, Biglorryblog spotted this Unimog, and its the first of its kind. Unimogs are already well known for their go anywhere ability, versatility  and manouverability.But this is the first one with all wheel steering, Not only does that massively reduce an already tight turning circle. It gives the Unimog the ability to move …

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Biglorryblog reports on the clash of the titans

Now here’s something for all you lovers of Big Aussie Rigs via the Blogmeister himself !!   VIDEO LINK CLICK HERE  It’s a link to the latest ‘Clash of the Titans’ video of a head-to-head trial between a Volvo FH16 and Kenworth K200 (both B-Doubles) featuring by my old mate Matt Wood, technical editor Owner Driver/Australasian Transport News (ATN) and …

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Biglorryblog at the CV show 2015

Biglorryblog is back at the Northern outpost after spending yesterday at the NEC looking around the 2015 CV show. Much of the news is covered by Biglorryblogs mates at CM head office and is available on the front page, so here are a few camera phone  images spotted from around the show . If your attending dont forget to drop …

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Biglorryblog likes the look of Millers new recovery truck

Lancashire-based Millers of Longton Ltd have taken delivery of its first-ever brand new recovery vehicle a Volvo FH16-750 6×4 rigid. Supplied by Thomas Hardie Commercials, Preston, and is equipped with a 40-tonne rotator fitted by Boniface Engineering of Thetford, Norfolk. The company has carried out recovery services for Thomas Hardie Commercials over the past ten years, often using its Volvo …

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Biglorryblog learns how to get the most out of your truck in China

Transport all round the world is a tough old game, squeezing every inch of load space to  maximise profitability is the name of the game, but these trucks in China just may take it a bit to far. Despite first glance appearances  the well loaded car transporter above is not a badged Scania but a Jaogetting type approval in the …

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Biglorryblog finds out what you specify for a vehicle when breaking down simply isnt an option

There are few environments harsher than the Antarctic, and  the local garage isnt exactly just around the corner. Snow vehicles are the only available ground transportation during winter. In 2010 the world’s lowest temperature was recorded at minus 93.2 degrees Celsius. A snow vehicle used in this unimaginably severe environment requires unequalled durability and reliability. Moving  goods and people  under …

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