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24th June 1966, Page 39
24th June 1966
Page 39
Page 39, 24th June 1966 — TIPTOP!
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that's the verdict on Austin FF tippers

From blacksmiths in 1889, J. Curtis & Sons Ltd. of Oxford have come a long way. So, from steam engines, has their transport. Today Curtis tippers supply sand, gravel and ready-mixed concrete (some 1500 Cu. yds. a day) on major contracts in and around Oxford. New by-passes, industrial estates, University and City developments. Their BMC tippers are even helping to build the giant BMC Service warehouse at Cowley.

"Impressive economy"

Managing Director, Mr. Hubert Curtis, says : "We've run BMC right from the early days. We've tried all makes but still buy BMC. Not only tippers. We've 38 FF prime movers on long distance haulage. We're very impressed with FF economy. Not just on fuel. Initial cost is very favourable. Engine life is excellent. Many tippers have done a too,000 miles without major overhauls. And they spend remarkably little time off the road—that's of absolutely vital importance in our business."

"Tip top" is also the Curtis verdict on the service of their Austin suppliers, Hartwells of Oxford.

FF choice:

5 ton, petrol or diesel, 12o", 160" wheelbase. 7 ton, 5.1 or 5.7 litre diesel, 120, 150", 16o" wb. Platform dropside, chassis. Edbro or Telehoist tipping gear. Prime movers for 12-17 tons gross. Price (7 ton tipper): £1,471.


People: Hubert Curtis
Locations: Austin, Oxford

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