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Richard i have a photo of the E.A.R.A.T Pioneer working in Dover i will sort it out and post as soon as

 

Les,

 

Just spotted your post, look forward to seeing the photo.

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finally a transporter with Matida load

 

Pity that wasn't a video that would have been impressive to watch!

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Don't suppose there's many of these around now, TRMU 20 rather than the more common (if you can call them common!) TRMU 30. Apparently this machine saw little or no action during the war as its 20ton rating was insufficient to pull the tanks which were growing increasingly heavier. It spent all its civilian life working for R Edwards the showmen of Swindon until laid up in 1971. Engine now rebuilt and front of cab replaced, just needs finishing....

I read earlier some dicussion on the gearing/final drive of these machines (tank transporters), they were indeed different to the recovery/artillery Pioneers. The same engine (Gardner 6LW) and gearbox (6 speed "crash box") is used but an entirely different rear axle with lower final drive ratio. Even the walking beams/hubs are different. They use 15.00X20 tyres on the rear as opposed to the recovery/artillery which use 14.00X20. This machine as previously mentioned is the 20 ton model tank transporter, identifiable by the 8 stud fron wheels and should have 10.50X20 tyres. Top speed 18mph!

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Great Vehicle for the arena at events but would need to be put on a low loader to travel any distance what with it being limited to 18 mph .

Nice to see you have saved it and will be very eager to see how it comes along .

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Kent based Blundells Pioneer recovery posed at Whitfield on the A2, Richard i am still trying to locate the road burner photo in Dover

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I've followed this thread and thought you might be interested in this!

This one looks abandoned and unloved and is lying in a chicken field by the A38 near Cullompton in Devon

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I visited an MV collector called Jeff Williams from Gloucester early part of this year and he had FUF 47 for sale at 6.5K. He said he bought it to shift his 432 around, but has since bought a Reo. I've got loads more pictures and info if anyone is interested.

 

The other picture is of the SV2S pictured at the beginning of the thread. I saw it at Hatherliegh, North Devon a year or so ago and it was owned by a Mike Harris who used to live near Heathrow and bought an old wayside garage in North Devon. Interestingly, the Scammel has a Cornish registration so it's obviously done the rounds. Again, I've got loads more detail pictures if anyone is interested.

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I've got loads more detail pictures if anyone is interested.

 

We're all interested !!! Thank you for sharing 'photos you've already posted. Looking forward to seeing many more when you have the time. Thanks.

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Had a chance to look at the red Booths L10 engined Explorer yet Andy?

 

Would love a picture of the bell housing, etc. if you could manage it mate!

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Had a chance to look at the red Booths L10 engined Explorer yet Andy?

 

Would love a picture of the bell housing, etc. if you could manage it

mate!

 

ill see wot i can do bernard i know graham booth well ill be down dorset tonite if all goes to plan

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