Driving a real-life Tonka toy
The Bell B50D is one of the biggest dumper trucks in the world. Honestly, it’s huge. Matthew Jones takes to the wheel...
Posted: 04 Sep 2012
From just under two metres up on the bridge - it'd be underselling the sense of gentle imperiousness to call it anything but - things are actually quite civilised. The visual grammar's remarkably familiar; there's a faintly retro radio/CD head unit, sporty three-spoke steering wheel, coolant temperature, RPM, fuel and transmission temperature gauge, LCD screen for the reversing camera, indicator stalk... Bit disappointing, really - I was hoping it'd be a bit less SEAT, a bit more S&M dungeon.