Lloyd is that the one with three speeds forward back ward and sometimes
reading this derek reminds of one of the blokes where I used to work had to recover a JCB for Customs and Excise from Immingham which is where you mentioned earlier he drove it on to his recovery truck and brought it back to Birmingham under the Queensway tunnel breaking a few lights in the process when he got it back to the yard in we noticed it was tied off with TWO RATCHET STRAPS can you believe that true every wordi had to rope and sheet chain steel down,and you knew what to and how to do what you had to do to keep it on the lorry i used to spend a bit more time and attention to it and more or less forgot it until you got there. derek
Unusual if you could get more than 32 out of a Gardener 6LW in any commercial unless you put the reigns on (pulling back the cambox forks) as the max revs were 1750rpm. When the 6LX 180 BHP was introduced speed increased to about 48 mph.A firm I worked for had a couple of Foden eight wheel rigid tankers,12-speed gear-box,Gardner 150,'mickey mouse' cab(remember them?)and the fantastic performance of 32 (yes 32)m.p.h. flat out.Good old days????.........Mal.