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  • FatherJack
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    Originally posted by FatherJack View Post

    Excellent truck, all the gizmos and gadgets minus a few important/comfort ones.... tac lights inside the rops for troops and safety reasons, folding bed in cab for driver, elbow rest for driving and a reversing camera.. other then those and a few more which are currently highlighted.....a great purchase.
    Now just need the bods to fill it ????

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  • FatherJack
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    Originally posted by X-RayOne View Post
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    Scania 2021
    Excellent truck, all the gizmos and gadgets minus a few important/comfort ones.... tac lights inside the rops for troops and safety reasons, folding bed in cab for driver, elbow rest for driving and a reversing camera.. other then those and a few more which are currently highlighted.....a great purchase.

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  • GoneToTheCanner
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    Originally posted by na grohmiti View Post
    New Scanias look nice. When was the decision made to change from matt green to Camo pattern?
    That seems to be a very generic Euro scheme,especially on AFVs. Is it to do with IRR paint?

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  • X-RayOne
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  • na grohmiti
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    Last one boarded sometime in the 90s I'd say. It's been MAN, Merc and Daf during the years I spent in uniform between 1988 and 2011.

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  • John "Hannibal" Smith
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    Do we still have any bedfords anywhere?

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  • na grohmiti
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    New Scanias look nice. When was the decision made to change from matt green to Camo pattern?

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  • apc
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    saw one of the new Scania 4x4s on the M7 yesterday, looks great with the new cab design and the multi coloured camo paint work, unfortunately it was towing a 20ft container on a trailer which had jack knifed partially blocking the road

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  • DeV
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    Originally posted by Fantasia View Post

    Clearly you have not been following what has happened in the last 15 years where HGVs from 4x4, 6x6, 8x8, artic tractor units have been from the one manufacturer.
    In fairness, your absolutely correct and it is only a good thing!

    i do take it back

    are the older multiple makes being withdrawn or are these in addition?

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  • DeV
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    Originally posted by Fantasia View Post

    Clearly you have not been following what has happened in the last 15 years where HGVs from 4x4, 6x6, 8x8, artic tractor units have been from the one manufacturer.
    Touché

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  • Fantasia
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    Originally posted by DeV View Post

    And different specs


    really they could replace the whole DF truck TCV 4x4 / 6x6 fleet with a common make & model, ideally at least with some commonality with rest of the truck fleet.

    cheapest way of course is via an agreement with the U.K. with MAN
    Clearly you have not been following what has happened in the last 15 years where HGVs from 4x4, 6x6, 8x8, artic tractor units have been from the one manufacturer.

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  • DeV
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    Originally posted by na grohmiti View Post

    You'll find that many of the specialised vehicles come from a different production line.
    And different specs


    really they could replace the whole DF truck TCV 4x4 / 6x6 fleet with a common make & model, ideally at least with some commonality with rest of the truck fleet.

    cheapest way of course is via an agreement with the U.K. with MAN

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  • na grohmiti
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    Originally posted by DeV View Post

    Which is how the DF has the Ford Ranger 4x4’s

    they are part of a Framework contract for all State agencies and are therefore very cheap under that contract. DF, Gardai, Civil Defence, National Ambulance Service, OPW, Revenue and many others all have Ford Rangers for that reason.

    if your State agency specifically doesn’t want it they have to put in a business case to be exempt.

    not many agencies would need offroad 4x4 and 6x6 trucks and definitely not the size the DF has. Having said that it would be worth looking at. The vehicle could be same but with NATO lighting, NATO tow hitch etc.
    You'll find that many of the specialised vehicles come from a different production line.

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  • DeV
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    Originally posted by na grohmiti View Post
    Problem is, the army want a bit more from an All terrain truck than the other state agencies who may use them. For example, few require their trucks to be able to switch off all external and internal lighting while the vehicle is moving. Most require the opposite.
    Also, even less require the cargo body to be also used for the carriage of passengers.
    Which is how the DF has the Ford Ranger 4x4’s

    they are part of a Framework contract for all State agencies and are therefore very cheap under that contract. DF, Gardai, Civil Defence, National Ambulance Service, OPW, Revenue and many others all have Ford Rangers for that reason.

    if your State agency specifically doesn’t want it they have to put in a business case to be exempt.

    not many agencies would need offroad 4x4 and 6x6 trucks and definitely not the size the DF has. Having said that it would be worth looking at. The vehicle could be same but with NATO lighting, NATO tow hitch etc.

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  • na grohmiti
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    Problem is, the army want a bit more from an All terrain truck than the other state agencies who may use them. For example, few require their trucks to be able to switch off all external and internal lighting while the vehicle is moving. Most require the opposite.
    Also, even less require the cargo body to be also used for the carriage of passengers.

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