Call our Sales Team on 0208 912 2120


27th November 1923
Page 17
Page 17, 27th November 1923 — Burford.
Noticed an error?
If you've noticed an error in this article please click here to report it so we can fix it.

Which of the following most accurately describes the problem?

30-cwt. and 50-cwt. Chassis. Lorry and Van for Railway Work.

STAND No, 88,

ON the stand occupied by H. G. Burford and Co., Ltd., are to be found -four striking exhibits in the form of two chassis, one designed to carry 30-cwt. ,loads and the other for loads of 50 cwt. There are also two complete vehicles both of the forward-dash type and on the light-type chassis. One is a platform lorry and the other a van with a tailboard and folding curtains at the rear. Both these vehicles are built for the Great Western Railway, and are equipped with Macintosh super-cushion tyres.

As regards the chassis, we will deal first with the heavier model. The chief improvement in the engine is the fitting of a detachable head to the cylinders, which are cast en bloc. The four-speed gearbox is bolted up as a unit with the engine, central control being provided. The drive is taken through a Hardy flexible coupling to a short shaft supported at its rear end by a bracket carried on a dipped cross-member. This shaftis connected by a universal joint of the Spicer type to the propeller shaft, whieh has a second Spicer joint at the rear end, both these joints being totally enclosed.

The hand-brake drum is carried on the transmission immediately in front of the rear axle, and the shoes are of the locomotive type operated by a cam lever of somewhat unusaal shape. The axle is of the dual type with a separate load-carrying member of double banjo shape at the front, the final drive being through internal gears. This method of construction permits a great. reduction in the unsprung weight, and is at the same time very strong.

The hand brake acts through the medium of what may be termed band shoes, which are a considerable improvement over the ordinary ne-piece band. Incidentally, these shoes can now be fitted to existing models in place of the complete bands previously employed.

The 30-cwt. chassis is an edition in miniature of the one just described, except that it has a three-speed gearbox, and both brake operate on the rearwheel drums.


comments powered by Disqus