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• Bodies jig-built as sub-assemblies will form the backbone of a new series of chassisless semi-trailer vans introduced by Bonallack and Sons Ltd, of Nevendon Works, Basildon, Essex.
The vehicles will be suitable for TIR operation at gross train weights of up to 44 tons and will include insulated vans and refrigerated units employing the well-known Bonallack Coldsaver construction.
Standard body lengths will be 28ft, 3411 and 40ft with heights of 8ft and 8ft 6in. Overall widths of 8ft and 8ft 2.51n. will be available. '
Pressed-steel sub-frames will carry the kingpin, rubbing-plate and landing-gear units, and the running gear. There will be a wide range of options in the running gear and landing legs supplied to permit fleet owners to standardize wearing parts with other vehicles already in their fleets.
The bodies can be supplied with external cladding of either light-alloy or stainless steel when the vehicles are supplied with insulated bodywork. The outer faces of the insulation are vapour-sealed prior to panelling.