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Tare or GVM of a 1953 Bedford 04 Aug 2020 20:29 #213375

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From the mailbox....

Hi All,
I have just brought a 1953 Bedford truck.
Chassis A3LC-31519
Engin A2A3-28681
Style A-OAB
Body 2904
Weight 5
16 CWT
Can anyone please give me some more information as to the tare or GVM of this truck. I am finding it hard to get info for roadworthy. Many thanks Glen Anderson
0414656219
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Tare or GVM of a 1953 Bedford 04 Aug 2020 20:58 #213376

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You may /will need a weighbridge ticket for the tare,the MRD will assess the gross by the tyre size on an old truck ....7.50x20s ,are 2 ton per tyre.

Tare or GVM of a 1953 Bedford 05 Aug 2020 07:33 #213384

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From the Broatch & Towsin book the A series (sometimes described as TA) A3LZ is rated for a 3 ton load, 214 petrol engine, 6.50-20 tyres. So add load to tare to get gvm.
The Z suffix means bare chassis, the L is long wheelbase

Tare or GVM of a 1953 Bedford 05 Aug 2020 13:00 #213391

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Didnt the old Bedfords have a GMH tag inside the cab stating the chassis weight.?......or maybe it was the gross weight for the warranty.

Tare or GVM of a 1953 Bedford 05 Aug 2020 14:49 #213395

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Gryphon noted 5 ton 16cwt from the tag, so it seems to all add up.

Tare or GVM of a 1953 Bedford 05 Aug 2020 15:09 #213397

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GVW 5 ton, 16 cwt

from these brochures. (an amazing repository for old stuff)

collections.slsa.sa.gov.au/resource/BRG+213/62/4/11/1
collections.slsa.sa.gov.au/resource/BRG+213/62/4/11/

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