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Q We operate a 1964 Bedford TIC with a recommended

31st May 1968, Page 63
31st May 1968
Page 63
Page 63, 31st May 1968 — Q We operate a 1964 Bedford TIC with a recommended
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payload of 71-8 tons. When we purchased it new we had the chassis extended to carry 14 tons gross, as the law permitted, with 900-20 tyres and eight-stud wheels, together with heavyduty front and rear springs. There are independent hand and foot brakes and the foot brake is air-assisted hydraulic.

Will this vehicle pass plating regulations to operate at 14 tons gross? If not, what modifications will be necessary for it to do so?

A According to the Standard List published

by the Ministry of Transport, the future plated gross weight of your TK long-wheelbase vehicle will be no more than 12.5 tons. The reason for this is that the maximum plated axle weights for this particular vehicle have been set at 3.8 tons for the front axle and 8.8 tons for the rear axle.

One not only needs two separate brakes, but the vehicle must be capable of producing a minimum efficiency of 45 per cent for the service system and 20 per cent for a secondary means of braking.


Organisations: Ministry of Transport

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