It was two weeks ago, when we saw one Excavator from 2LegoOrNot2Lego (Ingmar Spijkhoven). Today I wanted to show here another model from him - An American Truck with Trailer.
It is the second one made by Ingmar and it presents several points of interest.
Despite several PF motorizations, it keeps almost the original Model Team inspiration and somehow makes me to remember the mythic Black Cat (5571, Giant Truck).
It features a self connecting fifth wheel on the truck, plus functioning outriggers and parking brake, on the trailer.
Additionally, the truck also features independent suspension on both rear axles (spring leaf) and steering function made with the old Flex Cable system parts.
You may see also another video with the details about the fifth wheel working principles, together with other trailer functions (outriggers and brakes).
For a more complete description about this model, take a look at Ingmar MOCpages, or this BrickShelf folder for more detailed images.