Whiting 1916 Models.
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Whiting (1915), Ltd., of 334-340, 'Huston Road, N.W., has now a complete range of commercial-yehide chassis available for quick delivery. From the list which we publish herewith, it will be gathered that in addition to variation in respect of capacity, there is also considerable scope for the exercise of individual taste as to final drive and other Miner details in construction.
A Smaller Whiting-Denby.
We have from time to time published descriptions of these machines, the last account being to date of 12th August of last year, when we gave some little space to the description of a 21-ton chassis. The latest arrivals include a 15-cwt. van fitted with pneumatic tires, and another for the same load, but of more robust construction, and shod with solid tires. The latter machine is very similar in details to the Whiting-Denby chassis previously described as stated above. A monobloc engine 'is utilized, of 3* in. and 4* in. bore and stroke respectively. This, together with the clutch and gearbox, form a unit three-point suspended from the main frame, which is of channel steel. From the gearbox the usual doubly-jointed . propeller shaft runs to the first reduction gear on the rear axle ; this is by a pair of bevels driving crossshafts to internal gears in the rear wheels. We discussed the construction of this in some detail in the description of the larger model.
A New Machine to the British Market. ‘s. Another example of the line of
heavy vehicles is the 31-ton Whit ing-Hall. This is a worm-driven chassis, of fairly substantial construction,:on suitable and standard lines, with Continental engine, Brown-Lipe gearbox, and clutch built into one unit, and carried on an underframe ; . transmission by propellor shaft divided in the centre, to a Timkea=David-Brown rear axle. The Timken Co. has also been drawn Upon for provision of
the front axle, and the steering is by worm and sector.
The frame is a built-up one of channel-steel joists, and, what is termed in America a "Hotchkiss drive" has been adopted. By this term is meant that the rear springs take the whole of the driving thrust from the rear axle as well as the torque re-action.
Signs -of a desire to meet British requirements are observable in the radiator, which is of gilled tubes with cast top and bottom headers, and in the situation of the steering wheel, which is on the off side. The change-speed and emergency brake levers are centrally placed, and the engine control is by one lever, under the steering wheel. No accelerator pedal is provided, --and the ignition, which is by hightension magneto, is not arranged so that variation of its timing is possible, The List Appeals to a Wide Circle.
The list of available Whiting chassis, which is as follows, is of such a nature as to appeal to a wide circle of users and potential buyers. It provides, in very concise form, the most important information on which to negotiate.
Load h.p. Tons. , Price.
115 ... I ... ... £275 217 ... I ... ... R95
325 ... 1 ... ... £295 25 ... li ... ... £425
30 ... 2 (chain drive) £495 30 ... 2 (worm drive) £525 30 • ... 2.• (worm drive) £545' 40 ... 3k (chain drive) £695 40 ... 3 (worm drive) £720 40 ... 4 (worm drive) £750 40 ... 5-6 (chain drive) 795
The front end of the frame is closed by a very, strong bumperbar, which should save the radiator from trouble.