I recently aquired a 1976 Leyland 5 60 N tipper and hope someone can give me info on this model. Googled it but didn't come up with much help apart from HCVC.
What are the specifications? Where can I get manual on the 560N and any other useful info would be appreciated
Paul - There's not a lot of Leyland 5.60N's about, so you're starting behind the 8-ball. The truck had a chequered history, with development in the era where British manufacturing industry was nationalised, merged, and generally screwed around with. The ancestry of the truck is Austin/Morris, of course .. then BMC .. then Leyland. The nomenclature is peculiarly Australian, the Poms called them WF models, or "Woofers".
When doing a search, use various terms to widen your range of searching, and always check out at least 5 pages of each search.
The important things with searches, is to understand that the correct Leyland nomenclature is 5.60N (or 5-60N) .. but many people just write it as 560N or 5 60N. Each term needs a different search to find.
eBay is your friend when it comes to finding manuals and brochures. What is amazing to me, is how eBay sellers in places such as Pommyland, or the U.S., will produce an Australian production brochure or manual!
The N stands for 'normal' control whereas the same truck could be had in cab over form which had F for forward control. The numbers are about load capacity.To confuse matters all the models had the numbers changed around 1962 when they went from payload(in hundredweights) capacity to GVM . The only Leyland component was the badge.
The BMC range range for a very long time and the definitive story can be read in Vintage Commercial Vehicle Vol 10, No 64, & 65
Hi Paul, Onetrack is right about it being rare. Telecom used your truck type & they shouldn't be rare, but when I looked for parts, they are. Unloved I suppose. Plenty of early 1950s austin trucks, but your shape is rare now. Mine is a 1 piece windscreen, split screen is rarer. I own an Austin 4.60N, but the parts manual I use is the leyland 4.60N & 5.60N manual. Basically the same as yours, the lighter trucks used by the bush fire brigades out here in NSW were 3.38N but these had lighter tie rod end & lighter suspension in some parts, had the smaller 6cyl engine, and 16 inch wheels, not the 8 stud wheels like ours (normally 8.25x20 tyres). Your 5.60N means a 5 tonne load, 60 inch wheel base, and Mammoth is spot on as usual as N stands for 'normal' control.
Most commonly, yours will have a 4 litre A125 petrol 6 (as used in the earlier Austin Sheerline car) or a 5.1 ltre diesel 6. I have operation manuals for both these engines. My 4.60N is petrol & 4 spd & 2 speed Eaton2 diff.
Depending on what you need, I have spare engine bits & ancilliaries for the Petrol 6 & access to spare 4 spd gearboxes, and repairable guards/bonnet,front grille on the yellow wrecks pictured below. You are in WA but if you pay postage & photocopying, I can post manuals. I also found some sources of new parts like hub seals, brake piston rubbers, and my king pins.
PM me or let us know what state it is in. I am stripping 2 like this that are rusty & been in floods. My truck below (carnation Rad colour) yellow ones are the donars, but please post pics of yours. My axle is out at present for the new king pins. Regards & best of luck.
The brisbane City Council had a lot of these...........Wanless had about 20 at one time wrecking them......I bought a 4 speed gearbox from one,it was brand new......stories of the council trucks never being driven over 10 mph were true.......there was also a 2 speed Austin diff,that swapped with the single speed......it was carried on into the Leyland trucks as the Maudslay diff,and fitted interchangeably with the Eaton....much to the confusion of spare parts people........