Motor Exhibits at the Paris Fair
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Municipal Vehicles, Tractors, Trailers and Engines Shown at an Important French Event
AS the Salon de Poids Lourd is being held again this year, combined with the Automobile Salon, industrial vehicles in general are excluded from the annual Paris Fair, which has just opened at the Porte de Versailles. Exceptions are made, however, in the case of municipal vehicles:, tractors, trailers and engines.
Renault shows three fire-engines. One, for the City of Algiers, is of a novel type recently produced, and it is already finding much favour in the pro
vinces. This is a first-aid machine, in which eight men sit face to face in the centre of the body, whilst two more are acsommodated beside the driver.
It incorporates the Renault 15 h.p. (French rating) chassis, and the pumps are capable of delivering 100 cubic metres of water per hour. The other models are standard types, one being a combined water wagon and fire pump for small municipalities.
The Delahaye concern also exhibits fire-engines, one of which is a new version of the closed-body vehicle for long-distance calls. Another is a small, fast foam-thrower, capable of carrying a crew of eight men. This machine employs the Dela:haye-Airfoam appliance, giving a foam with the following constituents :-90 per cent. air, 9.8 per cent, water and .2 per cent of soap solution.
Lath exhibits several agricultural tractors, one having the C.L.M: (Junkers) oil engine and four-wheel drive. Another Latil is arranged for cable ploughing and gives a 51-ton tractive effort on the drum. This tractor is mounted on pneumatic tyres and is provided with folding spuds for field work.
The Citron company also shows a tractor for cable-ploughing and forestry work, amongst its display of flexibletrack machines. This machine has six gear ratios, whilst the tractive effort on the cable is 51 tons when the engine is turning at 2,800 r.p.m. For forestry
work, the tractive effort can be increased to 20 tons.
The Laffiy concern has a largo display of motor road rollers, and shows one of its powerful fire-engines, capable of delivering 120,000 litres per hour at a pressure of 170.4 lb. per sq. in.
The Austin organization shows its new oil-engined tractor, which made its first appearance at the Salon de la Machine Agricole a few months ago.
Wood hydraulic tipping gears are ehown in action on a number of lorries, whilst Itarchale, of Brussels, display the big Deutzoil-engined tractor in action.
The Compagnie Lilleoise de Moteuxs, which builds the Junkers engine under licence in France, is demonstrating applications of this successful power unit. Seven types are shown. Renault also has a big stand devoted to oil-engine exhibits. A newcomer to the show is the A.B.M. two-stroke-cycle oil engine with an air supercharger built into the crankcase. This is a twin-cylindered unit developing 27 b.b.p. at 1,200 r.p.m., and capable of • running at only 200 r.p.m.