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The third Charrold T(opermatic bought by Cradle and Co. Ltd, during the past 12 months has gone into service at Ellesmere Port. On a 20-tort g.v.w. Ford DT1400 190-in, wheelbase chassis, the 21ft-long alloy body has a capacity of 785 cuji. and is fitted with a catwalk and top hinged partition to form two compartments. The three piece tailboard includes double van doors to give full width access when open.
Picture 2: One of the 460 etch. capacity, controlled temperature yoghurt transporting vehicles just delivered by J. H. Sparsluut and Sons Ltd., Portsmouth. This view shoivs how the Hubbard 400 refrigeration unit has been neatly enclosed above the driver's cab.
Picture 3: Currently under contract to ACL are two tractive units from the fleet of Guy Big J vehicles operated by F. Wardell (Haulage) Ltd., Appleton, near Warrington. The one in the picture hauls a Booth 40ft spread-axle semitrailer carrying one of ACT'sBelgian-built PFL4FI containers to be loaded aboard the "Atlantic Causeway", about to make her maiden six -day transatlantic voyage.
Blue Circle vehicles are now—for the first time—running on Continental roads, carrying cement e from the Group's Swanscombe works via the Felixstowe—Europort roll-on/off service and thence over 70 miles to a Dutch buikfing blocks factory. A Foden 24-ton g.v.w. 15-ton payload tanker is seas boarding a Transport Ferry Service vessel.
Picture 5: This Ford based demonstration vehicle allows prospective buyers of refrigerated transport to inspect cooling units in working operation. It carries two models made by Hubbard Engineering Co. Ltd., Woodbridge, Suffolk. The "400" lightweight, low-cost system is for delivery vans and trucks; the "1100" is a high-capacity unit for 3040ft trailers.