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Most Bedford MK light recovery vehicles that I have seen have dual  rear wheels, yet according to the sources that I have to hand the track measurement for these is the same as that for the standard Bedford MK cargo vehicle.  A silly question perhaps, but can anyone tell me whether the rear axle on the light recovery vehicles, and other Bedford MK variants with dual rear wheels, is the same as that normal (four wheel) Bedford cargo?  If it is, how are the dual wheels fitted, and how is it possible to do this without increasing the track measurement?

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From memory I am pretty sure it is only the rear hubs that are different. The MJ Recovery (there was no MK recovery) has dual 9.00 tyres and the normal MJ has 12.00. The MK and MJ tippers were also on 9.00 tyres with duals on the rear.

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Thanks Richard, that's helpful.

I knew the Bedford Tankers and the Bedford drilling rig used by the Royal Engineers also had duals on the rear, but I hadn't realised that the tipper did.  I might have to go and revisit a model of it that I made!

 

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Sorry, I had a brain fart, it was the RL tippers that had dual rears, MK and MJ tippers had singles. Yes the Hands England  drilling rig was definitely on duals, I have worked on them.

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