Foden 4-axle lorry

1970 in Cheshire

Foden 4-axle rigid chassis, 1970, with Holmes blower and 700 cubic ft. metalair tipping tank for granulated sugar. Chassis no. 67990. Registration no. BUU 990H. Foden Trucks date to 1856 with a small engineering company in Cheshire. Foden Trucks gained a reputation for quality engineering and played a key role in the evolution of commercial road transport up until it was absorbed by PACCAR Inc in 1980. This example was part of a large fleet of tankers that worked for the sugar giant Tate & Lyle Ltd. They had to deliver sugar from the London depots to a number of confectionary factories in southern England, and had been specially modified for the job. The sugar was discharged by tipping the tank and then blown out with compressed air from the Holmes blower.


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