Description | specification
The TM 6x6 is a very strong army truck with much to offer.
The Bedford TM 6x6 heavy tiper truck was developed to meet the British Army requirement.
The gear box is a ZF unit that coupled with the rear boggie unit and the lockable diffs,
this makes for a truck that can get in and out of most obstacles, ideal for quarry work or off road construction.
Possible to set the Reconditioned Bedford 500 engines, complete with injection pump, turbo, starter, alternator, clutch. Please see detailsSpecifications of the Bedford TM 6x6 military tipper Truck
Run 30,000 - 67,000 kms
Date into Service 1988
Engine: Bedford 8.2 litre turbo diesel developing 205 hp
Transmission: Spicer T6 - 47026 manual 6 speed
Maximum road speed ~ 85 km/h
Range 600 ~ 800 km
Length 8.60 m
Width 2.5 m
Height 3 m
Steering Power steering LHD/RHD available
Max Load 14 t
Weight (empty) ~ 12 t
Cab seating 1 + 1 men
Side slope 30%
Vertical step ~ 0.6 m
Trench 0.6 ~ 1 m
Fording ~ 1 mThe history of Bedford TM
The Bedford TM 6-6 heavy truck was developed from the Bedford TM 4-4 to meet the British Army requirement. The Bedford TM 4-4 and TM 6-6 trucks are basically similar, the TM 4-4 being a 4x4, 8 tone vehicle and the TM 6-6 being a 6x6, 14 tone design (maximum load 16 tons). They share many components in common, such as the utilitarian forward control cab and engine, while many design details, such as the cargo area loading heights, are identical on both vehicles.
The TM 4-4 was developed first in answer to a British Army requirement issued during the early 1970s - the first production examples were delivered in 1981. The TM 6-6 followed with first pre-production vehicle was completed the same year. Trials of this military truck began in 1984. Full scale production of the Bedford TM 6-6 commenced in 1986. Production has now ceased with over 1 045 vehicles being built. These trucks are still operational with the British Army, however they are being replaced by more modern MAN trucks. Small numbers of this military truck were exported to the Middle East.
The basic form the Bedford TM 6-6 is a flat bed cargo truck capable of carrying 10 standard NATO ammunition or other stores-carrying pallets. For this role it can be fitted with ATLAS self-loading hydraulic crane located behind the cab. It lifts a maximum weight of 3.65 t. There was also a cargo version, fitted with a centrally mounted winch. It is used to recover loads up to 10 t. The Bedford TM 6-6 can carry standard shelters or workshop bodies. Drop sides and a tailgate can be added to convert the vehicle into general load carriers. Seating for personnel may also be fitted, however these heavy trucks are usually found moving NATO standard pallets, containers or fuel.
A forward control cab provides seating for driver and one passenger. There is a roof hatch, which can be used to mount light machine gun or for observation. The roof is reinforced to withstand the weight of two men. The cab is tilted forward for engine access and maintenance.
This military truck is powered by a Bedford 8.2/205 TD 8.2-liter turbocharged diesel engine, developing 206 hp. Engine is coupled with a 6-speed manual gearbox. Exported TM 6-6s were fitted with Cummins engines. Vehicle has a permanent six-wheel drive. A centrally-mounted self-recovery winch was fitted on some vehicles.
Production of all Bedford trucks ceased in 1999. The Bedford TM 6-6 was replaced in the British Army service by the new MAN tactical trucks.
Released from service by the British MOD (Ministry of Defence)
30,000 - 67,000 kms
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