CC Global: 2003 SsangYong Korando And 2007 Niewiadów Food Trailer – Burning And Heating Oil

2003 SsangYong Korando 2.9 TD - 1

Snackbar, friture (or frituur), cafetaria, friettent, friet-/patatkraam, frietkot. These nouns are meaning roughly the same, namely a mostly small -or even humble- facility in the Netherlands or Flanders where you can order and consume pretty much anything that thrives in the hot oil of commercial deep-frying equipment.

Besides French fries, that’s a whole variety of mainly meat-based products with funny sounding names (to furriners, anyway). And speaking of French fries, the Belgians will wholeheartedly disagree with that.

At least one over-the-road version of such a facility must be present at any self-respecting outdoor event and festival or when you’re having a serious party on your own premises.

2003 SsangYong Korando 2.9 TD - 2

Like this combination, parked directly in front of the two story snackbar. A second gen, 2003 SsangYong Korando 2.9 TD from South-Korea, towing a Polish Niewiadów single-axle trailer for frying and selling French (or Belgian) fries and more in the Netherlands.

The Korando is powered by a license-built Mercedes-Benz engine, known as the OM 662 LA. Some specs: diesel powered, turbocharged, intercooled, inline-five, 2,874 cc displacement, 120 DIN-hp. It was based on the OM 602 DE 29 LA, as used by Mercedes-Benz in the E-Class, G-Class, Sprinter, Vario and Unimog 408/409.

The trailer is rated at a GVW of 1,300 kg. A piece of cake for the SsangYong, given its registered towing capacity of 3,500 kg (7,700 lbs). As usual, the SUV got an aftermarket panel van conversion for a registration as a commercial vehicle.

2003 SsangYong Korando 2.9 TD - 3

A family business since 1963, the current owner is the granddaughter of the founder. Just keep on deep-frying!

Snacks -as it says on the trailer’s side- is the umbrella term for the mainly meat-based products with funny sounding names.