This volume offers an overview of truck technology, starting from the basic one, ie engine, gearbox, differential, chassis and suspension, braking and steering system, to get to the systems of industrial vehicles such as equipment, power take-offs, retarder and the structure of the trailers.
This unique book explores the products of more than 50 truck manufacturers – from the very largest to the smallest and most obscure – during a period of takeovers, failures and innovative new products. Containing over 120 mostly colour images – most of which have never been published before – this book could become a major reference source for information on truck manufacturers during the decade.
The Saviem trucks and buses have played an important role in the history of the French commercial vehicles. The book offers them a nostalgic homage with a fascinating presentation of the most representative and most interesting models that drove us in our daily lives.
A very important book on a often forgotten and unknown side of the Alfa Romeo’s world: the industrial and commercial vechicles production. At last the right emphasis to all trucks, buses and trolleybuses which, together with aviation engines, kept up the factory in the ’30s, were the cornerstone in the 40s and the main production until the full development of the 1900 saloon cars. A great historical research, with a contribution of an iconographic material mostly never published before.
This book aims to convey the true essence of Scammell. Not only does it contain articles on everything from Mechanical Horses to the mighty LA, but it also looks at people who have driven and operated Scammells, and who still do. Plus there are articles on Scammells being returned to their former glory by dedicated restorers.
This book illustrates the history of the truck at a world level from its origins until today with the help of over 1,000 photographs in colour and black and white and technical specifications for each model. A must for truck lovers and in general for vehicle enthusiasts, this work traces the ups and downs that led to the first truck to today’s giants of the road with engines of over 1,000 hp, including racers and show trucks. In this book, readers will also find manufacturers forgotten over time such as Autocar, Brockway, Henschel, Krupp, Kaelble, Pegaso, Robur, Saurer and White as well as Asian and Russian producers, among them Fuso, Hino, Kamaz and ZIl, which are increasingly gaining ground in the international market currently dominated by the Europeans and Americans.
A book entirely dedicated to 30 years of lorries history but also to the truck driver job. The protagonists are the Lancia, the Fiat, the OM and all the other big lorries which have travelled accross our country since the 40s.
This book ia an opportunity to look back at the development of transport industry in Italy through pictures of tow trucks that record a way of living and working that is now part of the nation history. The development of V. Orlandi, placing the company firmly amongst those who created the history of road transport in Europe.
From the beginning of this century until the seventies Lancia designer closelymonitored chnges of technology from ‘3RO’ model to the “one-off” models, limited series and variants introduced during production, even after the Second World War. Each model mentioned is supported by technical schedules. Specifications and production figures are taken from Lancia archives wherever possible.
A retrospective view of the vehicles and the companies which contributed to build the past of the Italian motor transport and the economy of the country. Many never before published images are taken from the rich archives of the photographic Studio Negri to produce this exceptional work. Filled with the most glorious Italian trademarks of commercial trucks: Fiat, Alfa Romeo, Edoardo Bianchi, Lancia, Spa, Om, Isotta Fraschini, Breda, and Zust up to 1975.