A NEW TWO-TONNER FOR BULKY LOADS.
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A British Production Designed to Give Ample Accommodation on Normal Dimensions.
ANEW Garner 2-tonner has been introduced by-Henry Garner, Ltd., of ,Moseley Road Works, Birmingham, styled model "15B,." In this vehicle the makers have aimed at keeping the
weight as low as possible, and, as there is no appreciable bonnet length, the driver's seat can be arranged so as to conform to the low lines that are a feature of the body.
Despite the practical elimination of the bonnet, the accessibility of the engine is not interfered with, it being possible for the whole of the front cab to be released and withdrawn clear of the chassis, so that it is then an easy matter to remove the engine bodily from the frame.
The chassis costs 2425, complete with dynamo electric lighting set, electric hoim, mileage recorder, front wings and body rnnners, and; with a standard wheelbase of 11 ft. Eia ins,, it can carry a body of 12 ft. 4 ins. without any overhang of the frame being necessary. This body, with a height of 5 ft 7 ins, and a width of 5 ft. 10 ins., gives a cubic capacity of 387 ft., the overall length being only 18 ft.
It is, however, possible to shorten the
wheelbase so as to enable the vehicle to be used on small weighbridges, and to be handled with the greatest of ease in narrow streets and lanes, where a small turning circle is necessary, by removing the centre propeller shaft. This brings the wheelbase down to 9 ft. 5f,ins., in which case a capacious body, 10 ft. 2 ins. in length, an be fitted without undue overhang. With an overhang of 1 ft, 9 ins, a body 14 ft. Jong can be safely
• applied without causing excessive stress on the chassis. ,
This vehicle should appeal to removal contractors and manufacturers of light goods; such as cardboard boxes, who have to transport. bulky 2-ton loads, and who have hitherto been compelled to use a .3-ton or 4-ton vehicle for this pur pose. •
The driving compartment and location of the controls have been carefully thought. Out, the driver ' sitting in a normal position and bein,g provided -with an excellent look-out from the large Vshaped windscreen, which is equipped with fixed side wings, providing adequate weather protection. The steering column, , details of which we illustrate, provides an excellent lock and light aria easy steering, whilst the change-speed hand-brake lever is also conveniently 'heated.
The comfort of the driver has been further studied by the. inclusion ofa fan, which draws the heat of the engimi downwards and away from the occupants of the cab. Attention has also been paid to the correct load distribution without the introduction of any freakish features. With this long body en a short chassis
without overhang, one-third of the load is 'taken on the front wheels and • twothirds on the rear axle—quite a satisfactory. distribution of weight.