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xoxoxoBruce 02-14-2018 11:26 PM

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New one on me, never heard on them. That's $459,000 2017 dollars.

Carruthers 02-15-2018 05:40 AM

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Given that the driving position is above the bogey axle, my first thoughts were that the vehicle had perhaps been designed for use in circumstances that required maximum manoeuvrability, eg cargo handling at ports, warehousing etc. However, flat bed vehicles always seem to get that job for obvious reasons.

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Needing a new product to bring to market in October of 1950 the firm introduced a new concept vehicle the Fageol “Super Freighter.”
This unique truck was a self-propelled trailer minus the tractor with the driver’s compartment located up front, and the engine mounted in the middle of the vehicle below the floor.
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The demonstrator, fabricated in 1950 as part of an effort to land an Army contract for 1,650 vehicles. The Fruehauf Trailer Corporation constructed the stainless body, and the front of it was mounted on a steerable bogey axle with hydraulically actuated controls.
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It appears the effort only resulted in one “Cargoliner” being built...
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When it came to manoeuvrability, the Scammell Scarab was the machine for the job by all accounts.
It was a peculiar little vehicle that was much used on the railways and in ports.
I can't help but think that cornering at any speed above walking pace would have been a character forming experience.

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Gravdigr 02-15-2018 03:39 PM

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I can't help but think that cornering at any speed above walking pace would have been a character forming experience.

Have you ever driven a Reliant Robin?:D

Carruthers 02-15-2018 04:09 PM

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Have you ever driven a Reliant Robin?:D

That is one of life's 'pleasures' I am happy to have avoided. ;)

Once, on a visit to the local fire station, one of the crew was talking about road accidents and the subject of the Reliant Robin came up.

'They burn quite nicely' was all he said. :eek:

limey 02-15-2018 04:26 PM

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Have you ever driven a Reliant Robin?:D



I have! Funny clicky little gear lever. Cornering didn’t trouble me, but then I can’t ride a bike, and commuted to work in London in the early eighties on a Pashley trike .....


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Gravdigr 02-15-2018 10:16 PM

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I'd like to drive one. But, I don't think I'd be comfortable driving/riding in a car that fond of belly rubs.

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xoxoxoBruce 02-15-2018 10:27 PM

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but then I can’t ride a bike

Balderdash, there ain't nothing you can't do. http://cellar.org/2012/nono.gif

xoxoxoBruce 02-19-2018 03:42 PM

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As if flying cars aren't bad enough, this one is Evinrude powered... :rolleyes:

Gravdigr 02-19-2018 03:51 PM

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Brooks Stevens. Here's another of his designs:

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xoxoxoBruce 02-24-2018 08:25 PM

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With a little help from his friends...

xoxoxoBruce 03-01-2018 11:36 PM

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God damn, I love this tractor. Chopped top, full fendered, big&littles, would look great in B-Gas. :yesnod:

captainhook455 03-02-2018 08:01 AM

Yeah^^^, but do the windows roll down for summer plowing?

xoxoxoBruce 03-02-2018 08:28 AM

The top comes off. One just sold for $200,000, I doubt it will be plowing.

Griff 03-02-2018 08:55 AM

That is gorgeous. It's time for me to get in the vintage tractor business. I could get one of Dad's worked on but I'd rather get an old utility.

xoxoxoBruce 03-04-2018 12:43 AM

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Not all motorcycles were for racing or profiling, some were working bikes.


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