Telehoist Tippers for Dick Hampton
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TotRING1NG their tipper fleet to 130 13 vehicles. Dick Hampton (Earth Moving) Ltd., have taken delivery of 42 new tippers from Telehoist Ltd. Twelve are Bedford KHT 13 ton-gross (as illustrated), 20 Leyland Super Comet 20-ton-g.v.w. and 10 Guy Warrior 20-ton-g.v.w. chassis, all equipped with special Telehoist welded steel bodies and Lipping gear.
They will operate on the Hamilton Motorway contract. Lanarkshire, where 511-m, cubic yards of material is to be moved over the next three years. The Bedford and
Leyland chassis have 7 cu. yd. and 10 cu. yd. scow-ended bodies, while the Guy chassis are fitted with 12 cu. yd. fixed-side bodies with tail gates and underbody twin vertical gear.
Joint development by Hampton and Telehoist has resulted in very rugged body and tipping gear design. Welded steel body design is based on two longitudinal RS channels. Cross-bearers of 51 in. by 44 in. pressed steel box section support the body floor every 2 ft. Vertical box sections, 5 in. by 34 in. support in. steel plate sides.
Floors on the Bedfords and Leylands are of sandwich construction, while the scow-end bodies have 1+ in. hardwood core and + in. top and ,-L;, in. bottom steel plate.
Innsbruck Shuttle Service: Yesterday (Thursday) two Bedford artics belonging to Box}WI Caravan Towing Service crossed over on the Dover ferry en route for Innsbruck, Austria. They were conveying the first two of a consignment of 30 caravans from Donnington Castle Caravans Ltd., Newbury. Delivery of all the caravans is expected to be completed within eight weeks.
Tartan Arrow lightens BR Link: Contracts for the two automated depots to be built by Tartan Arrow Service Ltd. for its new express road-rail service between Scotland and South-east England have been awarded to Essex Builders Ltd., of Southend, Essex. The sites at Bridgton (Glasgow) and Kentish Town (London) have now been • cleared and construction is expected to begin immediately. The two depots will cost, together with their equipment, about 000.000. When fully operational at the end of the year Tartan Arrow will dispatch its own trains in each direction between London and Glasgow five nights a week. Tartan Arrow is already using the liner train nightly to augment its road trunk services.
Vehicle Security: The group of the vehicle observer corps covering south-east London is being reorganized and expanded after a meeting of more than 30 operators and police last week. The meeting opened with a talk by the vehicle security committee chairman, Mr. J. T. Brown. The south-east London group covers Camberwell. Deptford, Lewisham, Peckham and Woolwich.