The weather is still perfect for long walks, it’s sunny yet not too warm. So here’s another round of rolling stock equipment. The semi-trailer’s livery above must look familiar, as DHL is a globally operating courier and parcel service. The tractor is a 2012 DAF XF 105.460 FT.
2011 MAN TGX tractor with a tanker semi-trailer for transporting human consumption products.
2015 DAF CF 290 FAG garbage truck, a rear loader for emptying wheeled dumpsters.
2010 Volvo FM 410 tractor with a tanker semi-trailer for hauling hazardous materials. The orange sign on the front says 23-1965, that must be LPG.
2014 Scania P250 truck, powered by an inline-five engine (9.3 liter displacement). Such a 4×2 truck chassis, with a standard 7.5 tons front axle, is rated at a maximum GVM of 19 metric tons (41,888 lbs). Logically, the same applies to a 4×2 tractor unit.
2018 Volvo FH tractor. Another food hauler, obviously.
2013 Mercedes-Benz Atego box truck. Mercedes-Benz can supply any commercial vehicle, from a compact panel van -albeit fully based on the Renault Kangoo- to the heaviest on- and off-road trucks and tractors.
2015 Renault T-series tractor, driven by Volvo hardware.
An anonymous big rig from abroad. The MAN TGX tractor is towing a curtain sider, essentially a flatbed semi-trailer. The little hatchback on the left is a 2011 Kia Picanto.
From Germany, a MAN TGS 6×2 truck with a roll off system, towing a full trailer with two axles.
2011 Volvo FH tractor, coupled to a semi-trailer with a moving (aka walking) floor.
Another rig from Germany, a Mercedes-Benz Actros tractor and an Italian Tecnokar tanker semi-trailer.
Several vehicles I caught were owned by the same company, with the same set-up, like this 2018 Scania S500…
…and this 2014 Mercedes-Benz Actros.
2017 Scania S450 6×2 truck. Such a heavy, big-cab truck looks rather incomplete when it’s not towing a matching trailer.
2019 Scania R410, working for the Jumbo (can you read it?) supermarket chain.
2019 MAN TGX tractor. The whole combination has six axles, three of them are up: the tractor’s pusher axle and the semi-trailer’s first and third axle.
A combination from Poland for hauling voluminous rather than heavy goods; a DAF XF 6×2 truck, with low profile tires, and a short-coupled tandem axle trailer. I posted a comparable big rig here. On the left, a 2012 Volkswagen Polo 1.2. The Polo is VW’s B-segment/sub-compact hatchback (Jim Klein’s review).
2015 DAF CF 400 FT tractor with a dry bulk tanker for animal feed. It works like this.
Here’s a classic Chevrolet, a 1978 two-tone Suburban, 454 engine.
2004 DAF LF 45.150 truck, carrying a tracked mini-excavator. Evidently, tools and other equipment are stored behind closed doors. The light DAF is powered by a Cummins engine, an inline-four with 3.9 liter displacement.
DailyFresh number one, a 2018 MAN TGS tractor.
DailyFresh number two, a 2017 MAN TGX tractor. Clearly, the TGX is the top model, it has a bigger cab than the TGS (just look at the width and height). Same engine and power though, 420 DIN-hp from MAN’s 12.4 liter inline-six.
Another couple, hammering down the road; 2007 Scania R500 tractor, 15.6 liter V8.
Followed by this 2017 Scania R520 with a 16.4 liter V8 and the semi-trailer in matching Van Iterson Bros livery.
2019 Mercedes-Benz Antos truck with a 7.7 liter inline-six under its day cab, 272 DIN-hp.
No, not the same Benz from another angle. This is a 2016 Antos, same engine, though with 238 DIN-hp.
The other classic Chevy, also a Suburban. I coulnd’t read its plate, but it seems to be of the same era as the one further above. The CC Commentariat can tell.
Ending today’s tour with a typical rig for a landscape gardener: a full-size panel van with a trailer for carrying mobile machinery, like a small excavator or wheel loader. The van is a 2009 Volkswagen Crafter 2.5 TDI (inline-five engine).