I managed to do some more work on the trucks today and part of yesterday.
This is the mechanic truck, which is a combination of the standard cab, utility truck bed, extended bumper, outriggers, crane, and compressor/welder/generator module:
The purpose of a mechanic truck is to service other vehicles and equipment, and it carries the necessary tools and equipment to do that.
This is the bucket truck, which combines the standard cab, utility truck bed, bucket lift chassis module, bucket lift, standard work bucket, extended bumper, outriggers, dually rear wheels, and dually side flares:
This is notionally a facilities management vehicle intended for basic structural maintenance and stuff. I did it primarily because the lift arm itself was intended for the de-icing vehicle, but since all I had to do to add a bucket truck to the list was model a bucket, I went ahead and did that.
This is the new heavy-duty truck, shown here as just the cab plus basic chassis:
It started out as an attempt at a more European style light truck, but I gave that up because van-based European work trucks have significantly smaller wheels, and it wasn’t possible to gracefully pull off that look with the bigger wheels on the pickup-based truck. I decided to turn that failed attempt into a heavy duty truck with some judicious polygon pushing, making it larger and beefier.
I plan to use it for the really heavy stuff: refueling truck, deicing truck, lube truck, snowplow, and stuff like that. I’m probably also going to do a flatter-nosed cabover that can share the same rear chassis.
I’ll be doing the same thing with the van that I did with the light duty truck–the full body vehicle will be a standard van in both panel and people carrier versions, and there will also be a cut-down van chassis with various bed options that share the same smaller wheels as the van. Most of the same options/accessories for the pickup should be compatible with both the light truck and the van.
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