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Cattle Truck Carries 18 Cows

18th June 1954, Page 45
18th June 1954
Page 45
Page 45, 18th June 1954 — Cattle Truck Carries 18 Cows
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ASTIR was recently caused at Carlisle Auction Market when a cattle truck with a capacity equal to six railway wagon loads of sheep or lambs, or 18 fat dairy cows, was handed over to a farmer, Mr. W. Speak, of Llanybyther, Carmarthenshire. It was supplied by the S.M.T. Sales and Service Co., Ltd., Church Street, Carlisle.

" We have every reason to believe that this is, in fact, the largest rigid vehicle of its kind in the country," Mr. Alick H. Donaldson, branch manager,

told The Commercial Motor. A lift-off container 28 ft. long is mounted on the 24-ft. 10-in, platform of an A.E.C. Mammoth Major eight-wheeler with an 11.3-litre oil engine. The cab, platform and Luton-type container were built in Carlisle.

The vehicle is attractively finished in a colour scheme of sand and bright red. It is completely equipped with radio, interior lights and other refinements. Mr. Donaldson did not say whether the radio was to entertain the crew or the passengers.

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