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A new name in axles?

6th August 1971, Page 21
6th August 1971
Page 21
Page 21, 6th August 1971 — A new name in axles?
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• A preliminary evaluation of the heavy vehicle driving axle market is being carried out by the recently formed transmissions division of Hamworthy Engineering Ltd—part of the Powell Duffryn group. At present Hamworthy is building a range of axles for off-road equipment, including mobile crane chassis and shovel loaders. The gears in both the hub-reduction and differential assemblies are of a size and capacity enabling them to be readily adaptable for on-road applications.

The division's general manager, Mr. Peter Senors, and chief engineer, Mr. Harry Balmforth, were formerly with Kirkstall Forge Engineering Ltd where they were heavily involved with road vehicle axle design.

Hamworthy is building a new 40,000 sq ft factory at Poole, Dorset, purely for transmission manufacture. It will house a £100,000 production line with an output of one driving axle every 15 minutes.

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