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The Tl Bottoms!
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No: 2658   Contributor: Dr. B.A. Hutchinson   Year: 2000   Manufacturers: Dennis, Iveco, Merryweather   Country: United Kingdom
The Tl Bottoms!

So here we can see the answer to the TL ladder quiz, which only John Walker from New Zealand made a serious attempt to answer. The Loudon 'Rougues' have been suitably exposed.

So from the left we have,

Dennis Metz F17 - This ladder is distinctive due to verticle and angular bracing forming squares.

TL's 2 and 4 are Merryweather Tl's, number 4 being on the later 'Ergo' cabbed chassis. Merryweather ladders are easy to spot as the support for the ladder (the red arms in the photograph) extend almost half the length of the ladder.

TL number 3 with the cage is a Dennis F123 Magirus. Looking at the picture with the ladders extended you can see the characteristic external pulley blocks for the Magirus ladder.

TL number 5 is where everyone failed. It is a Magirus, pre-cage, mounted on an IVECO chassis, so in a way it was from all from one manufacturer.

Picture added on 10 April 2007
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Ok a little bit of inside knowledge came in but how long ago was Whizzy at Preston Hall???????? In our defence we were torn as to the 5th and did wonder about the Scottish Iveco magirus deutz

Added by Rick and Mark Loudon on 10 April 2007.
Strathclyde had three :
NYS26F Deutz 150D/Bennett/Magirus
PUS920F Deutz 150D/Fulton & Wylie/Magirus
VGG291H Deutz 150D/Fulton & Wylie/Magirus 100’


Added by LFC Andy McVean on 10 April 2007.
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