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carriers



carriers
sas, Jun 11, 2011

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    • BravoZulu
      THE LOYD CARRIER owed much to the 15cwt 4x2 Fordson (Ford UK) truck from which it borrowed the engine, radiator, gear box transmission tube and differential. The radiator was at the rear with the drive taken to the front sprockets, requiring the axle to be inverted and thereby reversing the direction of the drive. The rear idlers and front sprockets both were fitted with brake drums, steering being achieved by levers locking up one side or another - nothing as sophisticated as track-warping here! The suspension uses the same slow-motion, double-forked types as used on other contemporary Bren, Scout and MG carriers, two units per side, the rear being reversed.

      This magnificent example is owned and operated by Dutch collector Dirk Leegwater, who found and recovered an original wreck in 1996. This Loyd was manufactured by Ford of England on 13/3/43, to Contract No. M6619. The W/D number T240838 is the original assignment.
      http://www.mapleleafup.net/vehicles/carriers/loyd.html
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