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Foden 3000 gets Cummins charge

16th February 1989
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Page 14, 16th February 1989 — Foden 3000 gets Cummins charge
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• Foden has enhanced the appeal of its 3000 Series sixwheeler chassis with the adoption of the more-powerful charge-cooled Cummins 6CTAA265 engine as an option in place of the current 157kW (210hp) turbocharged 6CT 8.3-litre power unit. The charge-cooled 6CTAA engine has a gross output of 198kW (265hp), and is already offered by rival Sandhach-based builder ERF in its recently-launched E8 range. Peak gross torque is 949Nm (7001b/ft) at 1,500rpm.

In addition Foden is now selling the 3000 Series with a sleeper cab option. From June there will also be a new 6x2 lift axle 300 Series chassis, along with a 6x4 version for drawbar operations. During 1988, Foden sold

over 50 3000 Series models for concrete mixer application and it is obviously keen to raise that. o Growing demand for truck models with a similar specification has helped Foden Trucks improve its vehicle availability to operators. While insisting that it has not deviated from its longstated mainstay policy of "custom building" trucks against firm orders, rather than building to stock, Foden says its throughput has been boosted by the growing demand for relatively unspecialised models: notably two-axle tractors with a Cummins/Cat/ Perkins engine option coupled to a Fuller 13-speed box.

Similarly eight-legger customers are now opting for a Cat 300 with a Fuller 13-speeder and a rubber-suspended rear bogie.


Locations: Sandhach

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