The World Encyclopedia of Trucks

The World Encyclopedia of Trucks

by Peter J. Davies

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781844764266
Publisher: Southwater
Publication date: 06/28/2007
Pages: 256
Product dimensions: 9.20(w) x 11.82(h) x 0.71(d)

Table of Contents


The World of Trucks
History of the Truck     10
What is a truck?     12
Early origins     14
The truck evolves     18
The diesel engine     20
Truck anatomy     22
Role of the truck     24
Truck Types     26
General-purpose trucks     28
Curtainsiders & box vans     30
Tankers     32
Dump trucks     34
Furniture-removal vans     36
Specialized Trucks     38
Concrete mixers     40
Self-loading trucks     42
Garbage trucks     44
Fire trucks     45
Recovery trucks     46
Logging trucks     48
Heavy-haulage trucks     50
Military trucks     52
Mobile cranes     54
National Differences in Truck Design     56
Europe     58
United States & Canada     60
Other countries     62
A-Z of Trucks
A complete guide to truck manufacturers, from AEC to Zwicky     64
Glossary     254
Index     255

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