Met een Scania R730 V8 Timber Truck volle pijp door de sneeuw in Noorwegen, WAUW!

Met een Scania R730 V8 Timber Truck volle pijp door de sneeuw in Noorwegen, WAUW!


We arrived at Schiphol Airport! We got a lot of great stuff planned. I asked my mate Bart if he could give us a ride with his Mercedes AMG E63 S. Now we’re here with our suitcases, we’re going in to check in… …I’m looking forward to it. Ladies and gentlemen, this is your captain speaking: Martijn Kuipers… We’re flying over Norway, I’ll show you. Look, white mountain tops! I’ll shut the blinds for the camera… Scania invited us over here. We’re going to drive with all kinds of trucks for the next two days… …at a closed airport with a lot of snow, sounds great! We’re going to a hotel tonight and tomorrow morning we’ll go to the location so we can drive and film. Awesøme, we landed at Oslo! Let’s get the luggage, moving on to the hotel and tomorrow morning we’ll take the bus… …and then we’re finally gonna drive some trucks in the snow, I’m excited! Let’s go downstairs… Awesøme, we’re here! We just had a short briefing and we’re about to start with the crème de la crème… …this Scania R730 with trees on the back! We’ll start with this beast, I’ve already met the instructor. Let’s go for a ride…. …unfortunately, driving with three people inside the cabine is not allowed, so I’ll put a GoPro on my head. I’m excited, let’s go inside! Normally I’ll always take my shoes off in the truck, but not this time… …I don’t want my socks to get wet and dirty, because the floor is a bit dirty and it’s very cold inside. It’s time to go. Awesøme, S-U-P-E-R cool! How cool is this?! This truck looks great… 730 horsepower and rigid axles! Cleaning the wheels later on… Driving in the snow, lovely thing to do! Let’s ride on the open road, I’ll put on the GoPro… I’m going to enjoy this ride! Great! Hoppa! Pedal to the metal with the 730 horsepower! My own truck doesn’t have a retarder… I used to drive one that did, so I have to get used to it again… …let’s find out, I have to surrender to the truck… …it’s a little bit exciting and scary, but I trust it. At 70 kilometers per hour I’ve tapped the brakes to activate the retarder, now the speed stays the same… …so far so good! Looking in the mirror, a picture perfect scene! The truck drives well, really smooth… …a little tap on the brakes and it maintains a steady speed while traveling down hill… …without using the cruise control… …really great! I switched on the powermode, so now the engine delivers the maximum 730 horsepower to get up the hill. What a power, you feel and hear it. Love it! 60 ton! Yes, just fully loaded with trees… 60 ton! As you can see: the motorwagon weighs 24 ton and the trailer 34 ton. Great! Oh my god, I love it! The camera and stabilizer are getting heavier, I can see it in his face. “Tomorrow I have a big arm!” I just said it! He can’t use it anymore… Big muscle tomorrow! We just had some Norwegian conditions. The whole combination started to slip down… …so we had to intervene. The dolly got pushed away because of the slippery conditions. You may not see it well, but we’re standing on a slope… I was driving up the slope, I wanted to go backwards… just to try! Because of the pressure from the trailer, the dolly started to slip off and causing the whole combination to slide… …I have to admit, that was kinda thrilling, but fun to do and a good experience! Unfortunately, the truck is gone! I almost couldn’t part with it…. …the next journalist took off in the timber truck. We were driving down a windy road, it was amazing! The scenery was beautiful, looking in the mirrors with all those trees… …I was moved nearly to tears, so beautiful! It was really wonderful! The timber truck is just gone… …we’ll move right on to the next truck standing next to me, it’s a cool tow truck. There’s also a truck behind now, I hope the tow truck is available so we can drive it… …we have to keep going, because it will be dark soon. At here it’s getting light late in the morning and around 15:45 PM it’s allready dark… …so we got to speed it up a little for filming. And then we’ll go see what other fun things we can find to do. Let’s have a look at this tow truck… let’s go! Hoppa, we’re in it! It looks like a moving truck from the inside… …it’s full of boxes. The tow truck is hauling a whole combination, I can take it for a ride. Nice to see, on the screen you see the truck behind. It’s a Scania R650 V8 gravel truck… with dump trailer! I can go for a drive, let’s totally do that! If I may close the door… Pretty cool, the towing fork turns with gravel truck on it… …I’m not sure if you can see that? Oei, oei, oei… …am I doing this right?! Wow, wow, wow, wow, wow! I just showed some pictures of my own truck, he asked for it. Really cool! Fantastic tow truck, the gravel truck behind is super heavy, so I had to be very careful… …at a certain moment the combination behind started to push. In the turn the tow truck got pushed straight ahead… …at that moment I was loosing control over the truck. It’s all about the right speed, just a few kilometers slower and you’re back in control. …so the first round was pretty exciting. I felt the weight of the combination behind pushing the tow truck through the turn. Luckily it all went well… …the instructor remained calm, so I thought it’s gonna be all right! So that was another truck, up to the next. As you see, it’s getting dark soon… …I hope the drone shots turned out well! Yes, another special experience! Let’s see what we can do! Maybe offroad in the hills, or maybe a drive over the track with a quad… You’re just about to find out! Hoppa! Let’s get inside this cabin… …to have a look inside and make some nice pictures. Good job! Real timber trucker or not?! A nice sit-down in the cabin… this is pretty cool! I really don’t have many words, if you’re seeing this… …these trucks are driving deep into the wooded area to load trees. It’s so different from my work in Holland, what I do in my everyday life… …and the way of driving and how things could go sideways real fast in these circumstances. We saw that happening, while they were driving this combination backwards. Another journalist was driving it with the instructor next to her… …when they got back to this parking lot, there wasn’t much going on… …we were just too late with filming… …and in just a few seconds you could see the whole combination creating a jack-knife effect! Luckily it just went well. That’s why you always have to be very cautious in these circumstances. This is the ultimate, awesome! And you can do all the loading and unloading by yourself, great! This is so cool! It’s getting cold in the cabin and it’s kind of drafty, so I’ll close the window. This is amazing, it would be awesome to do this as your job… …just trucking and craning all day, every day. What a view! You don’t see this a lot in my country… we do have it, but not like this. Nice! Poah! Going for a wild drive on this Scania quad. Just another great Scania combination is passing by in the background. The fun in the snow wouldn’t be complete without racing on this bad boy. He’s going really fast! It’s about to get dark, so I’m gonna go for a ride real quick. Whaaaat, this is so cool! There is a whole trail over here, perfect for drifting this quad! Oh, nice… a lovely way to end the day!