(a) Cutting off the steel overhang beyond the rear spring hanger brackets.
(b) Then chamfering each main rail to produce space for run-up ramps, then…
(c) Fitting a fifth wheel just ahead of the bogie centreline (CL) .
“This was the end result, so please forgive the poor quality scanned image from 1987, but the final product was two excellent tractor units of 38 tonnes GCW with a payload of circa 25 tonnes and coupled to a purpose built trailer with donkey engine driven mounted crane for speedy turnaround on site. Driver Reg is out of shot, but he was delighted with his new Scania back in 1987, his first from this quality manufacturer. Five years later in 1992 Reg was was still of the same opinion: “An excellent truck, well suited for delivery of these excellent engineering bricks.”