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Re: Classic pictures Updated 30/12/2019

Post #3231 by FOWLER MAN » Mon Dec 30, 2019 9:44 pm

Yes the Yumbo was marketed in the UK by International Harvester in the 1970s.
They were French, built to Italian designs and first produced in 1954.
They also had license deals with Priestman, Drott and Mitsubishi as these manufacturers developed their own hydraulic designs.

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Re: Classic pictures Updated 30/12/2019

Post #3232 by Jeremy Rowland » Wed Jan 01, 2020 8:24 pm

essexpete wrote:
Jeremy Rowland wrote:The Yumbo is a rare machine (last pic of the first batch) never seen one in the flesh I assumed they were not imported over here? :think: Fred will know. ;)

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Were they related to IH of have i dropped an earth wire?


I must say I don't know. :think:

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Re: Classic pictures Updated 05/01/2020

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Re: Classic pictures Updated 05/01/2020

Post #3235 by essexpete » Sun Jan 05, 2020 11:31 pm

So I guess the Commer is a petrol? Is that an early Hough loading it?


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Re: Classic pictures Updated 05/01/2020

Post #3236 by Jeremy Rowland » Mon Jan 06, 2020 8:47 am

essexpete wrote:So I guess the Commer is a petrol? Is that an early Hough loading it?



Pete, it's not a Commer if you look carefully you can see it has the Karrier name on it, I was never sure what the connection was between the two companies?

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Re: Classic pictures Updated 05/01/2020

Post #3237 by essexpete » Mon Jan 06, 2020 11:51 pm

Jeremy Rowland wrote:
essexpete wrote:So I guess the Commer is a petrol? Is that an early Hough loading it?



Pete, it's not a Commer if you look carefully you can see it has the Karrier name on it, I was never sure what the connection was between the two companies?

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So it is!
Karrier became part of the Rootes group before WW2, Commer was bought by Humber in the 20s in turn bought by Rootes in the 30s.
In the 50s I think Karrier was the light truck and municipal specialist and Commer the heavier truck. I assume that some components would be shared plus a 'family' style. Rootes were acquired by Chrysler in the mid 60s and that group was already producing Dodge trucks (Dodge became part of Chrysler before WW2). From the 60s on the trucks became more badge engineered and eventually became part of the Renault group. I stand of course to be corrected :dizzy:

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Re: Classic pictures Updated 05/01/2020

Post #3238 by FOWLER MAN » Tue Jan 07, 2020 4:21 pm

essexpete wrote:
Jeremy Rowland wrote:
essexpete wrote:So I guess the Commer is a petrol? Is that an early Hough loading it?



Pete, it's not a Commer if you look carefully you can see it has the Karrier name on it, I was never sure what the connection was between the two companies?

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So it is!
Karrier became part of the Rootes group before WW2, Commer was bought by Humber in the 20s in turn bought by Rootes in the 30s.
In the 50s I think Karrier was the light truck and municipal specialist and Commer the heavier truck. I assume that some components would be shared plus a 'family' style. Rootes were acquired by Chrysler in the mid 60s and that group was already producing Dodge trucks (Dodge became part of Chrysler before WW2). From the 60s on the trucks became more badge engineered and eventually became part of the Renault group. I stand of course to be corrected :dizzy:


Yes Pete,
I had a Karrier three ton tipper in the early 60s. It had a side valve petrol engine. The makers plate read Commer-Karrier.
To add to your Commer history Rootes bought Tilling Stevens which also included Vulcan Motors in 1953. Hence the Tilling Stevens designed TS3 engine in Commer trucks.


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