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iscort-based Yak or overland utili

23rd March 1979, Page 23
23rd March 1979
Page 23
Page 23, 23rd March 1979 — iscort-based Yak or overland utili
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I ALL-PURPOSE utility hide, the Yak Yeoman has announced by Mancher Garage Ltd of Oxford ad, Manchester.

Ithough it is of "gowhere" appearance, it is y two-wheel-drive, to the r.

iowever there is a limited differential within the axle give a degree of poor-terrain ability.

)ower for the Yak comes m a Ford 1,800cc °Iry petrol gine and indeed most of the ming gear is from the Ford :ort van.

'he four-speed allichromesh gearbox is coup to a reduction syn.omesh box giving ratios !.04 to 1 low and 1 to 1 high. is allows the Yak to climb a o 2.5 gradient fully laden, say the makers. There are two ptos so that winches can be fitted to the front or rear.

A new process is used for the outer body panels which are of blow-formed aluminium and there are only five basic panels. The chassis frame is made of six pieces of hot-rolled hollow-section rectangular members bolted together.

Approach angle for the Yak is 40° and departure is 350. Payload of the vehicle, which weighs 889kg (1960Ib) unladen, is 526kg (11601b) and the basic cost of the vehicle with diff lock and reduction gearbox is £3,419, but there is a list of extras including front doors and a choice of two hoods.


Locations: Manchester, Oxford

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