Monday, April 11, 2016

More Euro trucks

Spring is here and European vehicles are popping up like daffodils.

The RV invasion has begun, and one of the first to arrive was this clean looking Merc with Bimodal body work.

It carries German plates - the most common origin of European RVs that come to Canada.

In transit for the French islands of St-Pierre et Miquelon is this small Renault fire apparatus.

It is wedged in among several other trucks that are headed for Newfoundland, so it wasn't possible to identify the builder. Since St-Pierre et Miquelon is department of France, it is likely a standard government issue for remote places. It is high off the ground and likely AWD.
[Renault has its own fire apparatus subsidiary CAMIVA, which makes off-road, brush trucks like this.]

Sitting around for some weeks now is this aerial platform lift truck that leaves no doubt its owners are the Finnish rental company Janneniska.

Built on a five axle Volvo chassis with 600 series cab and a Bronto Skylift S 90 SLA aerial, it appears to be destined for wind turbine servicing, with a vertical lift of nearly 300 feet (90 meters).

The Bronto Skylift company is also from Finland but was bought by Federal Signal Corp (then owners of Emergency One). In January 2016 Federal sold Bronto to Morita Holdings Corp of Japan. Bronto specializes in aerial platforms for utilities and fire /rescue.

See a video of an S90 lift in action:


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