New Bedford chassis—contd.
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circuits to front and rear axles. In the unlikely event of a failure in the servo assistance (air pressure with diesel engines and suspended vacuum with the petrol engine) there is direct mechanical actuation of the hydraulic master cylinder. A separate handbrake operates mechanically on the rear drums.
An alternator is standard on the VAM. Standard tyre equipment is 8.25 x 20 radial tyres all round, giving a ground clearance of 10-38 in. (263,7 mm.) under the front axle and 10130 in. (254 mm.) under the rear axle, and a height of 32 in. (813 mm.) to the top of the chassis frame.