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25-ton " Artie " for Ulster Government

25th June 1954, Page 61
25th June 1954
Page 61
Page 61, 25th June 1954 — 25-ton " Artie " for Ulster Government
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N articulated outfit just built for the Ministry of Agriculture, -them Ireland, has an Atkinson 66 six-wheeled chassis and Carrie 8-ft. wide 25-ton cranked-frame chable-axle semi-trailer with a elbase of 29 ft. The overall length he combined unit is 45 ft. 3 in,

le main frame of the semi-trailer is up of six longitudinal members of h the two innermost pairs are boxed-in. At the forward end of the raised platform there is a four-position gantry with its top rail at cab-roof level.

A Thompson 7-ton winch is mounted on the platform slightly forward of the centre line of the Carrimore standard heavy-duty turntable. The four rear wheels, which are mounted in pairs on short axles carry 15.00-20 tyres.

The toe-lift hydraulic jacks used when removing the rear-wheel assemblies, are stowed at the forward end of the main platform, where they are held in padlocked collars.

When the rear end of the semi-trailer has been lowered to the ground, a fullwidth fabricated steel ramp is placed in position. When not in use, the ramp is accommodated on the semi-trailer, the makers of which are Carrimore Six Wheelers,. Ltd., North Finchley, London, N.12.


Locations: London

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