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Volvo F88 and F89 at Work

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For anyone with a passion for transportation, trucks, and especially Volvo, this in-depth, heavily-illustrated history will be a treasure trove of information and images. Between 1965 and 1977 the Swedish manufacturer Volvo produced a staggering 40,000 F88 trucks. Along with Scania, Volvo came to dominate the European truck market. Before this revolution trucks were often noisy, uncomfortable and liable to break down. Volvo transformed engines, gearboxes, frames, brakes, drives and shafts, bringing all these components under their own control. This unique position gave them an enviable edge over rivals for quality control and supply. Development work, too, could proceed without interruption. Wherever trucking work was needed on substantial loads or for long-haul work the F88 was bound to be a serious contender. Author Patrick Dyer presents the predecessors to the F88, a photographic record of the truck at work in all manner of situations and then deals with the successor F89. Dyer's popular title has been revised, expanded, and redesigned in this new edition. It includes all the original photographs as well as 53 new ones, including some rarities, mainly from the Volvo archives.


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Pages 144
Publish Date 2019-10-01
Size 0.0" x 0.0" x 0.0"
Author Patrick W. Dyer
Product Form Paperback

About the Author

Patrick Dyer, born in 1968, grew up during one of the most notable and exciting periods of development for heavy trucks and also the last of the real glory days for trucking as an industry. This is reflected in his subject matter. His previous books covered the LB110, 111 and 141 from Scania, the 2800, 3300 and 3600 from DAF, the Ford Transcontinental and the F88 and F89 from Volvo. Although Patrick's day job is in motor sports, he holds a Class One licence and drives whenever the opportunity arises. He is also the proud owner of a 1983 Volvo F12, finished in the livery of Edwin Shirley Trucking, which he restored with the help of long-term friend, Ashley Pearce.

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