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Royal Showpieces

10th July 1970, Page 23
10th July 1970
Page 23
Page 23, 10th July 1970 — Royal Showpieces
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• Held at the permanent National Agricultural Centre. Stoneleigh, the Royal Show closes today. While bulk vehicles predominate, demountable bodies come a close second.

This Seddon-based Tippermatic 16-ton-gross bulk-grain vehicle (1) shown by Charrold Ltd, St Peter's Road, Huntingdon, is fitted with a pneumatic two-way system that is used for loading as well as discharge of the material A standard type of blower is employed in conjunction with a large paper-element filter (2) equipped with a centrifuge. When loading, air and grain are sucked into the system through a flexible pipe with a probe at its end (3) that provides control of the aspirated air. The grain is separated from the air in a five-unit cyclone (not seen) located inside the body and the grain falls into the rotary seal for delivery to a distribution duct through a vertical exterior pipe. The filter collects the grain dust that remains in the air stream.

Recent improvements to the Pengco P40 pneumatically discharged bulk body, shown by Peterborough Engineering Co Ltd, Oxney Road, Peterborough, on a Dodge 16-ton-gross chassis include a hinged rear shirt (4) that facilitates access to the rotary seal and provides recesses to the rear lights and a control panel with a plastics cover on which is mounted a filter-blockage indicator (5). Other modifications comprise rack -and-pinionoperated grain hatch, a fully enclosed hose rack and a detectable blower tube that can be removed for repair or cleaning of the rotary seal Pengco exhibits (61 also include the Mk.2 Load-O-Matic demountable-body system, fitted to a Dodge 22-ton-gross chassis. Two double-acting hydraulic rams operate cam mechanisms to raise or lower the vehicle chassis on its springs and this enables the frame height to be adjusted precisely to the height of body frame. Hydraulic fluid is exhausted from the rams when the vehicle is running.

This dual-purpose horse/cattle carrier (7) is exhibited by Vincents, of Reading Ltd, Station Square, Reading. Designed to carry four horses, the vehicle can be converted to transport 10/12 head of cattle by the removal of detachable divisions.


Locations: Reading, Seddon

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