by Peter JANKOVIC
Volvo FM12-420 8x4 - Westdijk BV
Now this is my only actual project - a 4-axled special tractor from Dutch hauler, Westdijk BV. I started the building in 2008, but after a longer pause I continue it from october, 2011.
This is my first truck I build by existing truck. The original one is a custom built heavy tractor with lowered cab in colours of Westdijk BV from The Netherlands. They use this truck mainly for transporting of building equipment with long booms, tractor usually pulls Nooteboom Euro low loaders, from time to time with two-axled dolly, sometimes pulls also a Goldhofer THP module trailers. Truck is based on Volvo FM tipper chassis, the rebuilt was done by ESTEPE company - there is added a support construction (for long machine booms) with large fuel tank,hydraulic oil tank and toolboxes.
Here some photos of the tractor made by Arie van Urk and Dennis Bosman:
A big thanks to Arie van Urk, Dennis Bosman, Henk van Melzen and Harm Adams for providing photos about this truck, it's a great help for me!
As I present the building process on several forums with frequent and fresh updates, under these links can you check it:
- my home forum with many photos from the building and detailed
information in Slovak language
Teamsorlandet Forum - report from the building on Norwegian forum in English
Wesje Forum - building process on Dutch modelers forum in English language
OVP Forum - report in (amateur) Swedish language
Goldhofer THP materials needed!
After finishing on the truck, I'm planning to build a Goldhofer
THP module trailer for it. If you have any detailed photos about
these modules (mainly wheeled module and gooseneck details) I
would be grateful for sending me them!