OFM Low Loader info please
19 Feb 2010 11:47 #22512
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.
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.
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.
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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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
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