New truck and sweeper from Melford
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• One of the exhibits to be shown at the Works and Highways Exhibition next month by Melford Engineering Ltd, of Cottenham, will be a new "small works" truck which is equipped with either hand /hydraulic or electric /hydraulic tipping. Using the same Reliant 700 cc engined chassis as the company's side-loader and suction sweeper. the new truck has a capacity of 1.5 cu yd and a payload of 15cwt.
Also to be shown by the company will be a new sweeper built for the European market. This is a four-wheeled vehicle built on a Steyr-Daimler-Puch front chassis. engine and cab with a Melford designed main chassis and a Melford Puch rear suspension. Equipment includes a five-speed gear box incorporating a crawler gear.
The sweeping equipment is similar to that of the UK machine, using a Reliant engine for suction and hydraulic operation.
The Exhibition is to be held on September 15-16 at The Swannery Car Park, Weymouth.