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Small-wheel Ford 10-tonners for lower loading and more payload

23rd July 1971, Page 19
23rd July 1971
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Page 19, 23rd July 1971 — Small-wheel Ford 10-tonners for lower loading and more payload
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• Ford today (July 23) announce a new range of D1010 trucks offering the delivery trade operator a row platform height for easier, faster loading.

These 10-tonners feature 17 in. wheel and tyre equipment to give a 3m, lower loading height and an improved body and payload allowance of almost 2cwt. Base prices remain unchanged. The new features are expected to be welcomed particularly by operators engaged in the bottling industry and similar trades, for whom the models have been specially developed.

A wide range of axle ratios for the D1010 (formerly D600) is retained, but the brakes are increased in width to compensate for the smaller diameter drums required to fit the new wheels. Tyres are 8.25 x 17 14 PR, with the option of 8.25 x 17 RSC.

The previously standard 20in. wheels, together with the full range of optional 20in. tyre equipment, are retained as options for those operators who require greater

ground clearance. Ford artics are not affected by the changes.

Power for the D1010 comes from the Ford 365 six-cylinder diesel engine—delivering 103 net bhp at 2800 rpm—matched with the new Ford-designed all-synchromesh fouror six-speed gearboxes.

The D1010 is available on a 120in., 134in. or 156in. wheelbase chassis.

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