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Low-load vans for fridges

7th August 1970, Page 44
7th August 1970
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Page 44, 7th August 1970 — Low-load vans for fridges
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• Four Primrose drop-frame semi-traile vans on 15in. wheels have been put int service by Kelvinator Ltd, Bromborougl The low floor height afforded by the sma wheels has given as much interior height a possible without making the vans undul high.

The bodies, which were built by A. Lewi and Son (Commercial Vehicles) Ltd Mossley Hill, Liverpool, are constructed c metal sections with white colour-impregnate glassfibre panels. Blue canvas roofs ar mounted on rollers and can be opened a either end so that overhead cranes can b used for loading refrigerators.

The interiors of the vans have removabl second decks which are adjustable over ; range of 36 in. up or down, enabling varyin; heights of refrigerator to be accommodated The load securing fittings are from th, Shorfast range manufactured by Dixon Bat Ltd, Chester.

The rear apertures are enclosed by ; full-drop alloy roller shutter which provide a clear body height of .10ft.

A Buttonwood I Ocwt electro-hydraulii tail-lift driven by independent batteries oi the trailers makes unloading possible even i the tractive units have been withdrawn.

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Locations: Liverpool, Chester

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