5 trucks are fitted with 18' ISO container twist locks which could easily be modified for 20'
Specification of ex military Foden 8x6 Container Carriers truck
Engine: Perkins 350MX cylinder turbo diesel 350hp Transmission: ZF Ecomat 6 speed fully automatic Steering PAS - LHD Tyres 20.5 R25 Max-Load 15.000kg Electrical System 24 volt Length 9.5m Height 3.4m Width 2.9m G.V.W. 34,000 kg Year of Manufacture 1990
Foden short story
Foden Trucks was a British truck and bus manufacturing company which had its origins in Elworth near Sandbach in 1856. Paccar acquired the company in 1980, and ceased to use the marque name in 2006.
In 1856 Edwin Foden, became an apprentice at the agricultural equipment manufacturing company of Plant & Hancock. He left the company for an apprenticeship at Crewe Railway Works but returned to Plant & Hancock at the age of 19. Shortly afterwards he became a partner in the company. On the retirement of George Hancock in 1887 the company was renamed Edwin Foden Sons & Co. Ltd. The company produced massive industrial engines, as well as small stationary steam engines and, from 1880, agricultural traction engines.
After a period in receivership in 1980 the company was acquired by the American firm Paccar. Foden specialised in highly customisable trucks, offering any paint, any drivetrain available, and even split windscreen
The military required fibreglass cabs (strengthened for military use), meaning that civilian Foden trucks were constructed in the same way.
After the takeover of Leyland Trucks by Paccar in 1998, independent Foden production ceased, and was replaced by models of DAF Trucks rebadged as Fodens (DAF Trucks having been acquired by Paccar in 1996). These vehicles have had the option of either Caterpillar, Detroit Diesel, or Cummins ISMe engines.
Released from service by the British MOD (Ministry of Defence) Mileage Hrs/Kms: 10,000-40,000 kms Year of Manufacture: 1990 The price: P.O.A. Export Requirements:
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