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Other vehicles I have been involved with
This road roller has been in our local cricket clubs possession since the 1960's. It had never been serviced or maintained until I volunteered to "do-it-up" during 2001. 8 months later this was the result
This road roller is marked "Barford Perkins Rochester". Looking at
the engineering I would date it circa 1914. It was purchased from Henry Boot Ltd
in the '60's and the engine changed to a Petter single cylinder diesel. The
clutch is a large cone type. The gearbox has two output shafts, one inside the
other and the clutch operates one or the other for forward/reverse. There are
two speeds fast/slow, fast is slower than walking! The front wheel has the
legend "patent road roller"
In the '70's I had a contract with the MOD to service &
repair forces & government vehicles. Driving round the perimeter of Beavers
Lane Camp (near Heathrow) in one of these Thornycroft Mighty Antar Tank
Transporters was great fun, driving it through the West End of London wasn't!