Volvo Lastvagnar and Hannoversche Maschinenbau AG
When after the war the economy in Europe picked up again, these beautiful exhibits that, with all the moss in the forest that now surrounds them in solitude, yet bear witness to the times in which they rendered valuable services to their users. It was years after the devastation of Europe.
Walking along the Gaula, through an almost fairy-tale forest, which, with this abundance of nature, can only be found in a few places in Europe, one is surprised to find there the last resting place of these industrial productions. Where golden eagles and salmon thrive, nature has reclaimed the actual vehicle. Rust seems to be the ravages of time.
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Silent witnesses at the Midtre Gauldal in Trøndelag ( Middle Gaula in Trondheim)
The Volvo Viking was the export hit of the Swedes from 1951 onwards, built about 90,000 times and exported all over the world. Anyone who was in Africa in the 1980s saw the Vikings driving around everywhere.
Excellent performance, little diesel and indestructible technology from a time when trucks could carry up to 5 t payload. That was enough then. Reliability and practical use were the main focus of interest.
Hanomag was a German legend, produced, like Deutz or Klöckner, well-designed machines that found their way all over the world. This model was offered with a single fresh scoop, which was the hit in the 1960s when the production of this machine fossil was going on.