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Re: Unknown Dumper seen on ebay

Post #11 by essexpete » Sat Jan 07, 2017 6:03 pm

If you don't know Fred who will! I wonder if it was fitted with a BMC heavy van/light truck clutch and gearbox as well. The final drive might have made the reductions?

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Re: Unknown Dumper seen on ebay

Post #12 by XS650 » Tue Mar 07, 2017 10:53 pm

A while back bought a 1979 Benford 'Construction Equipment Catalogue' off Fleabay, unusually this is in the form of a rather nice large hardback book .
Glanced at it tonight when tidying bookshelves and lo and behold on page 7 is this very machine .
It is a Benford TS60 looking antiquated even back then. 3 ton payload , 51bhp Leyland 120 engine .

Trying to cull some transport books but you start reading them and think this is interesting , then when you decide you can part there is the ebay/ charity shop / autojumble dilema :D


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Re: Unknown Dumper seen on ebay

Post #13 by essexpete » Tue Mar 07, 2017 11:56 pm

Well done Craig, nobody except us anoraks here on CMN give a FF !


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Re: Unknown Dumper seen on ebay

Post #14 by Jeremy Rowland » Wed Mar 08, 2017 9:04 am

XS650 wrote:A while back bought a 1979 Benford 'Construction Equipment Catalogue' off Fleabay, unusually this is in the form of a rather nice large hardback book .
Glanced at it tonight when tidying bookshelves and lo and behold on page 7 is this very machine .
It is a Benford TS60 looking antiquated even back then. 3 ton payload , 51bhp Leyland 120 engine .

Trying to cull some transport books but you start reading them and think this is interesting , then when you decide you can part there is the ebay/ charity shop / autojumble dilema :D


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Craig; yes I know what you mean just having had a massive book cull myself with over 70 books going to the local charity shop. :dizzy:

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Re: Unknown Dumper seen on ebay

Post #15 by XS650 » Wed Mar 08, 2017 11:07 am

essexpete wrote:Well done Craig, nobody except us anoraks here on CMN give a FF !


So true ! :D
But we are probably the best at identifying these old dumpers , someone's got to do it ! :ugeek:

Will post pic of the Benford TS60 when I get a chance to scan it in .

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Re: Unknown Dumper seen on ebay

Post #16 by XS650 » Thu Mar 09, 2017 10:25 am

The mighty Benford TS60 -
With a two range gearbox I wonder if it's based on reversed Leyland tractor components, a real hark to the past .
Incidentally the name on the dumper in original pic ROOFF are a firm of East London builders who still trade see web.
I thought the red tick on the grille may be something to do with the NHBC Right First Time campaign , but it looks as though there is a tick on the grille in the brochure ?
Real anorak stuff now !
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Re: Unknown Dumper seen on ebay

Post #17 by essexpete » Thu Mar 09, 2017 4:18 pm

Well done Craig. That could be one of the rarest 'modern' machines around. I can't think they would have made many as pivot steer 4wd would have eclipsed. Bi driving wheels would have travelled well I reckon. It is either a tractor gear box or a small 3 fwd speed and transfer. There could be reduction in the drive axle?


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