Bedford TM series 4x4 chassis truck
OUT FROM STOCK!!!
Bedford TM series 4x4 chassis army trucks are currently in service with the British Forces. The vehicle is 16,000kg gvw with 205 hp.
They have a payload of 8,000kg and the inclusion of power steering and tilt cab make this vehicle very easy to maintain.
A powerful 4x4 suited to conversion for drilling equipment and other such operations.
We can supply all spare parts for these trucks including, engines, gearboxes, axles, prop shafts, filters etc.
Details Bedford TM 4x4 army chassis truck
Engine: Bedford 8.2 litre turbo diesel developing 205 hp
Gearbox ZF 6 speed manual
Maximum road speed ~ 85 km/h
Range 600 ~ 800 km
Length 6.62 m
Width 2.5 m
Height 3 m
Steering Power steering LHD
Tyres 15.50/80 X 20 radial
Max Load 8 t
Weight (empty) ~ 8 t
Cab seating 1 + 1 men
Side slope 30%
Vertical step ~ 0.6 m
Trench 0.6 ~ 1 m
Fording ~ 1 m
The history military Bedford TM series 4x4 army truck
The Bedford TM 4-4 is a 4x4, 8 tone vehicle. It has many components in common with the Bedford TM 6-6 14 tone heavy utility truck. It was developed to fulfill the British Army requirement issued during the early 1970s. To meet this requirement Bedford competed against Foden and Leyland. In 1977 after comparative trials Bedford was awarded a contract for 2 099 TM 4-4 vehicles. Production commenced in 1980 and the first examples were delivered in 1981. Production has now ceased. These trucks are still operational with the British Army, however they are being replaced by more modern MAN trucks. A small number of Bedford TM 4-4 vehicles were exported to the Middle East.
It is a flat bed cargo vehicle capable of carrying standard NATO ammunition or other store-carrying pallets. For this role it can be fitted with ATLAS self-loading hydraulic crane located behind the cab. It lifts a maximum weight of 3.65 t. Over 700 of such vehicles were delivered to the British armed forces and are known in service as the Crane Lorry Mounted. The Bedford TM 4-4 can carry 6 standard NATO pallets. Shelters or workshop bodies may also be carried. Drop sides and the tailgate can be added to convert the vehicle into general load carrier. Seating for personnel may also be fitted. In this configuration vehicle carries 20 troops.
A forward control cab provides seating for driver and one passenger. There is a roof hatch, which can be used to mount light machine gun or for observation. The roof is reinforced to withstand the weight of two men. The cab is tilted forward for engine access and maintenance.
Vehicle is powered by a Bedford 8.2/205 TD 8.2-liter turbocharged diesel engine, developing 206 hp. It is coupled with a 6-speed manual gearbox. A centrally-mounted self-recovery winch was fitted on some vehicles.
A 6.5 m³ capacity tipper and a crane versions of the Bedford TM 4-4 exist.
A refurbishment programme, intended to extend the service lives of TM 4-4 military trucks commenced in 1995. A total of 1 308 TM 4-4 trucks were refurbished under this programme.
Production of all Bedford trucks ceased in 1999. The Bedford TM 4-4 was replaced in the British Army service by a new MAN HX58 6x6 truck, which has a payload capacity of 9 t.