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.

The original

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!

Building process

As I present the building process on several forums with frequent and fresh updates, under these links can you check it:

  • PaperModelers.sk - 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!