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Three-point Suspension for Milk Tank

18th June 1954, Page 42
18th June 1954
Page 42
Page 42, 18th June 1954 — Three-point Suspension for Milk Tank
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AN interesting feature of a new 1,400-gallon tank built for the transport of milk lies in the means adopted for attaching it to the chassis. It is mounted on the three-point system, the single mounting point at the front end incorporating a heavy-duty Silentbloc unit.

This in itself, however, would probably permit an excessive amount of lateral movement when the outfit was passing over rough roads, and to stabilize the tank at this point two large helical springs are introduced, one on each side of the Silcntbloc mounting.

The tank is made of stainless steel, insulated and oversheeted with polished aluminium. It is mounted on an Albion heavy-duty maximumload chassis powered by a 125 b.h.p..oil engine.

This vehicle is one of a number for export to Iceland. The design was evolved by Albion Motors, Ltd., in co-operation with the Dalzell Electric Welding Co.. Ltd., Belisha', Scotland, the concern responsible for the tank construction.

Access to the short cat-walk on the top of the tank is gained by a ladder of tubular construction, outrigged at the bottom from an archshaped channel-member which embraces the Silentbloc mounting.


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