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Bro Wrecker west midlands fire Dennis ERF CHA755Y
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No: 41206   Contributor: Petros   Year: 2019   Manufacturer: Dennis   Country: United Kingdom
Bro Wrecker west midlands fire Dennis ERF CHA755Y

According to Ian Moore "this vehicle (or more correctly part of it, began life as PFD 777F, an ERF Hydraulic Platform that was new to Dudley FB. Its conversion into a RecV took the following form;

PFD 777F had its main bodywork removed by Acoma, and the booms were sold to a local plant hire business. The chassis/cab then went to Peterborough Engineering to have a Perkins V8 fitted. It then returned to BWS for removal of the cab, axles and suspension, leaving only two main chassis rails and the new engine.

Reconstruction: Allison automatic gearbox with crawler gear, full integral power steering (Dennis RS), and Dennis 'Paxit' cab, whilst a new braking system with skid-check and recovery equipment was fitted by Cowan Recovery (Newport Pagnell) who installed the BRO 2000A lifting gear. The 'new' vehicle kept its original registration for only a short time before being re-registered CHA 755Y.

Late Alastair Collins collection - used with permission
Picture added on 28 June 2019 at 15:13
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See photo #38552, which shown the original condition of the vehicle shortly after its delivery in 1968. My grandfather was the Chief Fire and Ambulance Officer of the County Borough of Dudley and was responsible for its purchase.

Added by Jonathan Wade on 03 July 2019.
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