Two Tamplin 'firsts'
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• Sayers Transport Service (Newbury) Ltd. claims to be the first operator to use the new larger (42 cu.yd.) bulk grain and feeding stuffs containers produced by N. Tamplin and Co. In an accompanying picture, one is seen mounted on a Taskers skeletal semi-trailer, drawn by a Mandator. Sayers operates eight of these AEC-hauled bulk grain tankers, each of them running about 1,500 miles a week.
Another "first" with Tamplin equipment is also illustrated; D. J. Fisher Transport Ltd., of Southminster, Essex, is the first operator to have the latest dual-purpose steel bulk feed tipper with an interchangeable snout-type tailboard incorporating a rotary discharge
valve and variable cross-feed auger. The tailboard assembly has a built-in lifting eye so that it can readily be removed and replaced by a standard tailboard, which permits a weight saving of 4cwt when the unit is not required for blowing. This tank is mounted on an AEC Marshal six-wheeler and has Edbro twin-ram gear. The operator, Mr. David Fisher, finds the removable tailboard useful from another viewpoint, too: rotary valves located under the rear of a body can, in his experience, become internally contaminated and corroded when not in use, as well as presenting ground clearance problems. •