I can't believe there are scammall crusader's still running ! My favourite truck from way back ,to all who are still driving or restoring one a very big well done !keep up the good work
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Hi and thanks for dropping by,
Not sure there was ever a 68 tonne crusader but I do have a couple rated at 65 tonne.
1 is the ex MOD RE35 and the other is my Detroit engined 65 tonner.
On top of that I also have a 100 tonne Amazon with the Rolls Royce engine.
Where are you based?
All the best
My dad has a 68t. Crusader.
Has you a 68t. crusader too?
My dad had a Fordson Major Tractor in British Columbia, Canada just west (25 miles) of Prince George, B.C. I can remember the first time I started the tractor by a hand crank. I put the throttle to full on and started turning the crank. It was hard to do as I was less than 10 years old I believe. But I finally managed to start it and then ran to the side to let off the throttle as it was roaring away. Memories of your childhood.
Hi Nigel, just seen the new look site for the first time. I am very impressed. I look forward to seeing what you do with the commando. I think i would go more towards the "Brazil" version. All the best with it all. John Harris
Just found you site, do a search for CR100 (Amazon).
You have produced a great site with some very useful info.
I'm restoring Bent Marshall's Amazon, and making very slow progress (been at for about 8 years now ).
If any one has photos of it working i would be very pleased to hear from you, or any Girling Twinstop brake parts (MK3).
All the best
Thanks for the comments!
Still lots to do but getting there!
Will be making a start on getting some up to date pictures of the "Fleet" in here over the coming weeks and also scanning the Crusader spec sheets that I have.
Catch up soon
All the best
The revamp of the site is looking great mate. I do like the back ground colours you have used. Keep up the good work.
Originally posted 09.03.11 00:28
good interesting site. I love Crusaders! used to drive one in the 70,s Was a BRS rental unit KJO461N Rolls 280 we had on long term hire from bromford lane depot. Was a real flying machine! wE USED TO RUN HER AND SISTER TRUCK kjo460n TO nw Scotland for the oil rig Howard Doris were building at Loch Kishorn. Happy Days!!
Originally posted 22.10.10 15:53
"Roadhouse" yes - thats mine. I´m in progress with the interior - air ride seats and some other useable stuff. A Crusader Forum would be nice with this homepage. If you have interests I´ll send you some pictures of my restoration work.
The axles are working perfect. 55mph at 2100 rpm is a good speed on the autobahn. Keep on trucking!
Originally posted 13.10.10 20:10
I found this site very interesting as I drove the Scammell Samson 8 wheel unit for Pickfords and then I drove Crusaders for Sykes Bulk Liquids who ran around 200 Crusaders on tanker work and they were a very under rated wagon as they were quite roomy ( at the time ) and really on top of the job as well
Originally posted 28.09.10 07:18
Thanks to all that have signed the guestbook so far and apologies for being slow on any updates lately... A work in progress, among many others I'm afraid!!
Roland! I have followed the restoration of your Crusader with interest on the HMVF site, Roadhaus cab yes? How are those high speed diff's working out?
Wouls love to know when this may be coming to the UK? maybe we can organise a meet sometime?
Thanks again for all the input
Originally posted 02.09.10 08:39
Nearly ready with my Crusader restoration - I still can not await the next trip with it. Thank you for your homepage - I will look at it every time.
Greetings from Bavaria/Germany