In addition to the pictures John sent a few days ago,He thought we might like some eight-leggers as well. Peruvian eight-leggers can be divided into two groups. There are imported European and Chinese twin-steer models, e.g. Volvo and Shacman, such as one might see in many countries. The other group consists of six-wheelers to which a lifting fourth axle has been added. These are the lorries one sees around the back roads.
This one particular lorry saw in the south was performing a particularly important service: beer delivery! As you can see the crew travel in comfort.
Eight-leggers are not just confined to lorries. There are quite a few eight-legger coaches too These seem nowadays all to be Brazilian Marco Polo models but twenty years ago one long distance coach company had a fleet of Neoplan eight leggers. Sadly John says he never got any pictures of them.
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