Canadian-licensed tanker demonstrated
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UNDER an agreement with Truck Engineering Ltd., of Woodstock, Ontario, the Shipley, Yorks, company of W. P. Butterfield (Engineers) Ltd. has obtained sole UK rights to make and market bulk transport units for powdered and granular materials, built to Truck Engineering designs. Butterfield will also have nonexclusive rights outside Canada and theUSA.
These Canadian bulk transporters have pneumatic unloading and offer variable airflow and, it is claimed, fast, thorough tank cleaning between loads. Mounted on suitable running gear, and known as "King-type" semi-trailers, the tanks are made in steel (including stainless) or aluminium in capacities up to 1,450 Cu. ft.
They are intended for commodities such as sand and cement or sugar, malt or flour.
The first Butterfield-built King-type tanker is pictured above and is a mild-steel model for high-density materials; the second will be an aluminium tank for low-density materials such as soda-ash and this vehicle will be on the Butterfield stand at the Corn