Condition:Mileage Hrs/Kms: 10,000 - 65,000 kms Year of Manufacture: 1990
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Released from service by the British MOD (Ministry of Defence)
Foden MWAD 8x6 Dust Suppression Tanker Truck The Foden 8x6 truck chassis is a highly manoeuvrable vehicles ideal for quarry type conditions. he Foden 4x2 front drive tractor unit is coupled via a multi drive system to the rear turn table bogie, Which creates the 8x6 layout. Both the front and rear turntables work in unison to affect the steering. The Thompsons alloy tank is a 4 compartment 20,000litre capacity tank.
The vehicle has been modified as a Dust Suppression Truck with an externally mounted independent diesel engine'd pump which delivers water to a spray plate at the rear of the vehicle.
Engine: Cummins 6 cylinder water cooled turbo diesel L325 325hp Steering RHD - PAS Tyres XDR 295/80R Michelin Max-Load 20,000 litres capacity Electrical System 24 volt Length 13.0m Height 3.5m Width 2.5m G.V.W. 35,000kg
History Foden 4380 MWAD Multidrive truck and Thompson (8 x 6) (United Kingdom), Bulk fuel storage and distribution systems
Development The original Thompson Multidrive Tankers were produced for the British Army in 1990 and served in the Gulf. These consisted of simple petroleum tanks on a steel chassis.In 1995, following a competition, Thompson Carmichael was awarded a contract by the UK MoD for the supply of an undisclosed number of (8 × 6) 20,000 litre off-road bulk fuel transporter systems. These were delivered to the British Army late in 1995 and were deployed to Bosnia and the UK. A second order was placed for an additional quantity of systems and these were delivered in the first half of 1996.On the late production version the semi-trailer chassis was replaced by an aluminium alloy monocoque tank. To allow the vehicles to be loaded at civilian petroleum terminals, vapour recovery and overspill protection equipment was added. Pumping and metering equipment was also included adding to the versatility of the system.
Description The vehicles are designed to operate on all roads, from motorways to heavily damaged roads and cross-country. They comprise a Foden 4 × 2 4380 MWAD tractor unit connected via a turntable to a 20,000 litre four-compartment tank trailer. The trailer rear bogie is also turntable mounted and linked to the tractor via a Multidrive system providing rear wheel drive and steering.While Thompson Carmichael was the prime contractor for the (8 × 6) 20,000 litre off-road bulk fuel transporter, there were two other key subcontractors, with Foden being responsible for the 4 × 2 tractor truck and Multidrive for the rear power elements which provide the combination with its 8 × 6 drive and off-road capability. All driven axles have cab operated cross-differential locks for maximum traction on soft ground.The Foden 4 × 2 4380 tractor has a fully enclosed forward control GRP cab that tilts forward for maintenance purposes, using a manually operated hydraulic system with a safety lock. Both the driver and passenger seats have air suspension and to the rear is a lower bunk with stowage space underneath. A detachable independent night heater is fitted as standard.Provision is made for mounting two sets of 5.56 mm SA80 weapon clips. The tractor has steel spring suspension.The electrical system is 24 V with standard civilian pattern lights front and rear, including reversing lights, halogen headlights and front fog lights. A NATO/MoD blackout lighting system is fitted as standard.The rear trailer has a patented powered and steered trailer bogie and rubber
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