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OFM Low Loader info please

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14 years 4 months ago #22510 by Swishy
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JuanTrak
GuddayM8
In u're PBR stuff U got any mention of converting Low Loader Air Hyd Brakes from Hyd to Air mechanical n still use the same backing plate bolt holes n brake drums

I also have lotsa PBR catolgues n did look sum time back but couldn't find the info

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Steweee
me guess the trailer could tip the scales @ 7t + or - 1

BigC
Now u gunna have to fit a FB Winch up front to drag on all new toys

Cya
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14 years 4 months ago #22511 by myflint69
It looks like a BRITSTAND Float, ( British Standard Machinery )

1969 Mack R600.
1969 C1600 Inter.
1964 MF 35 Tractor.

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14 years 4 months ago #22512 by
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myflint69 - There are some slight similarities in the Army float and the Britstand float, but not enough to get them confused.
The Britstand was a side loading float with 2 rows of 8, wheel and axle setup, with no provision for rear loading. The fact is, that many floats look the same, because the requirements of the basic design followed by all float builders, leaves little room for major changes in appearance.

Britstand float .. www.slv.vic.gov.au/ruralwat/gid/slv-pic-aab94282/1/rw009086

Swishy - The PBR book I have, has no info on hyd to air-operated brake conversion. It does have lots of hyd brakes and vacuum brakes listed, along with air brakes, but conversions to full air operation, must have come along, a lot later than my 1962-63 catalogue.

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14 years 4 months ago #22513 by myflint69
Hi Onetrack, yes, thats probably the case, i had a Britstand float, it was the gooseneck bracing that made me think back to it, mine had had rear loading ramps fitted and full air conversion, it was a handy little float, will try and dig out some pics when i get home over the weekend.

1969 Mack R600.
1969 C1600 Inter.
1964 MF 35 Tractor.

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14 years 4 months ago #22514 by bigcam
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Here's some more pics, I picked it up today, there is only just enough swing clearence on the Road Boss,


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14 years 4 months ago - 14 years 4 months ago #22515 by HeyCharger
Hope you picked yours up for a good price. I got left in the dust at Pickles Auctions yesterday when a similar one sold for $17,000. >:(. Maybe I'm a dreamer. Rod.
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14 years 4 months ago #22516 by bigcam
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Here is a pic of the suspension, does BSM stand for British Standard Machinery?

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14 years 4 months ago #22517 by mammoth
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Cam, I have a 1961 British Commercial Vehicle Industry book which lists literally every supplier to the vehicle industry, from air cleaners to washers, and BSM is not there. It looks pretty home made, and uses a turntable saddle, suggesting a good old Aussie effort.

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14 years 4 months ago #22518 by Swishy
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BigC
GuddayM8
the air hyd brakes were a pain
runnin full time with full loads B 4 we had Jake brakes
but for the amount of use U'd probly use it for
they would B ok
just remeber heat is the killer of the brakes
so if U use the jake to hold back on hills th@ should keep m cooler
if they get to hot the brake fluid boils n causes allsorts of problems
so jist stay with the Air Hyd n keep the level full n keep it clean when filling emphases on keep n it clean
Cya
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14 years 4 months ago #22519 by GM Diesel
Hi Cam,

The trailer looks in great nick mate. 8-)
Great piece of Aus history in good hands.

Basil

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