Classic Truck Concrete Mixers

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Re: Classic Truck Concrete Mixers

Post #71 by FOWLER MAN » Sun Apr 11, 2021 10:21 pm

Hi Paul,
I think I can help identify the donkey engine I worked on enough of them.
I can tell from the exhaust and inlet manifolds and the relative positions of the starter and dynamo shown in the pic. that it's a ford 4D also fitted to the Fordson major tractors of the day and a multitude of compressors rollers and other plant too.
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Post #72 by Yewman » Sun Apr 11, 2021 11:24 pm

Are we talking of the Leyland super comet photo? I guess we must be as you can't see the engine on the other one.
That will help my friend from Leyland in his write up.

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Re: Classic Truck Concrete Mixers

Post #73 by XS650 » Mon Apr 12, 2021 7:03 am

In the very first of Yewmans mixer pics the mixer has a very square shaped rad cowl , I wonder if this is Fordson or not.
Probably never know without brochure but they do seem to be the 'standard' mixer donkey engine.
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Re: Classic Truck Concrete Mixers

Post #74 by FOWLER MAN » Mon Apr 12, 2021 10:46 am

XS650 wrote:In the very first of Yewmans mixer pics the mixer has a very square shaped rad cowl , I wonder if this is Fordson or not.
Probably never know without brochure but they do seem to be the 'standard' mixer donkey engine.
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Hi Craig,
It is a Ford 4D engine.
If you magnify the last but one pic. X 4 or 500 you will clearly see the donkey engine and it is easily identified.
I worked on these engines from the mid 1950s into the 70s and I'm involved in rebuilding one in a Muir Hill dumper for a friend now.
I have no doubt about this one.
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Post #75 by Yewman » Mon Apr 12, 2021 11:53 pm

Keep up the good work, Fred!
The good thing about this forum is that you get people responding who know what they are talking about.

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Re: Classic Truck Concrete Mixers

Post #76 by XS650 » Mon Dec 18, 2023 11:56 pm

Some nice ads from 1964 of Leyland competing with ....itself!

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