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Bedford TL Prime Mover
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No: 36021   Contributor: Steve Sparkes   Year: 2013   Manufacturer: Bedford   Country: United Kingdom
Bedford TL Prime Mover

NTO887W Ex Nottinghamshire County Prime Mover with body supplied by Powell Duffryn. Seen yesterday at Malpas Yesteryear Rally in Cheshire.

See also picture #36022
Picture added on 10 September 2013 at 06:58
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This is either a Bedford TL 1630 (16260 kg GVW) or TL 1470 (14730 kg GVW) - they have a similar appearance and general mechanical specificatiion but the brakes are different: TL 1630 - air. TL 1470 air/hydraulic. The TL range had been launched the previous year but never achieved the success of the previous TK/KM models. The tilt cab was not really advantageous in a fire appliance. The TK remained in production for some years in fire appliance specification. This TL has the normal additions (horns, lights) in its role as an emergency vehicle but only 150 hp and a 5 speed gearbox which would be very modest today.

Added by Peter Goodall on 17 October 2013.
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