Patrick Dyer's ninth book in the 'at work' series marks a return to Scania to study the 3-series trucks produced between 1988 and 1996, with the emphasis on the 113 and 143 models. In much the same way as these trucks evolved from the previous 2-series and LB (1-series) so too does the book, taking the story forward from the previous titles covering those ranges.For Scania, masters of the modular system and evolutionary engineering processes, the 3-series represented the pinnacle of development for designs born decades earlier. Industry recognition of its achievement came early with the range being awarded the Truck of the Year title in 1989.With over 200 photographs provided by the manufacturer and enthusiasts, Scania 113 & 143 at Work charts the story of the 3-series through informative text in the popular and familiar style of previous 'at work' titles from the same author.
Patrick Dyer, born in 1968, grew up during one of the most notable and exciting periods of development for heavy trucks and the last of the real glory days for trucking as an industry. This is reflected in his subject matter. Previously published in his growing 'Trucks at Work' series are: Scania's LB110, 111 and 141; DAF's 2800, 3300 and 3600; Ford's Transcontinental; Volvo's F88 and F89, followed by the F10 and F12; Seddon Atkinson's 400, 401 and 4-11; Scania's 112 and 142 and ERF's B, C, CP and E-series.