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Gloucesterhire's Bedford rescue Cheltenham
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No: 17277   Contributor: Bristol Bob   Year: 2009   Manufacturer: Bedford   Country: United Kingdom
Gloucesterhire's Bedford rescue Cheltenham

Gloucesterhire's unique Bedford rescue appliance at Cheltenham,early 1970's.It featured a fork lift style rear crane and front mounted winch.
Gloucestershire always used to have really unusual rescue vehicles which were in advance of their time.
See also picture #17278
Picture added on 27 May 2009 at 09:24
add commentComments:
Bristol Bob; what an interesting idea and machine.

Looks like the front winch has "spuds" that are lowered into the ground, to prevent the truck from shifting while winching away.

And, do you know - around here, there are Skidder attachments for farm-tractors - used for logging operations in the woods - that use the same idea, except mounted on the rear, for the Power Take-Off.

Regards, from Canada,

Added by Pat Rivers-Bowerman on 02 June 2009.
for my basic model of this unique appliance see picture 498 on Marcel's transport models website

Added by Peter Williams on 08 June 2011.
This was 6091 DF if anyone requires the registration number.

Added by Ian Moore on 09 June 2011.
this appliance features briefly in a brilliant you tube film from 1967

Added by Peter Williams on 18 April 2016.
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