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Foden 8x6 Container Carriers
Choice of 9 trucks available in stock
These vehicles have previously been used as COBRA radar carriers, all are in very good condition with 10,000-40,000 kilometres only
All trucks are fitted with a front mounted Rotzler HZ090 132Kn hydraulic winch
4 trucks are fitted with a rear mounted Atlas 4006 hydraulic crane and 12` ISO container twist locks Atlas 4006 Crane specification
3400Kg @ 3.68M
2480Kg @ 5.03M
2100Kg @ 5.90M
1800Kg @ 6.77M
1300Kg @ 8.07M
5 trucks are fitted with 18` ISO container twist locks which could easily be modified for 20`
Specification of ex military Foden 8x6 Container Carriers truck
Engine: Perkins 350MX cylinder turbo diesel 350hp
Transmission: ZF Ecomat 6 speed fully automatic
Steering PAS - LHD
Tyres 20.5 R25
Electrical System 24 volt
G.V.W. 34,000 kg
Year of Manufacture 1990
Foden short story
Foden Trucks was a British truck and bus manufacturing company which had its origins
in Elworth near Sandbach in 1856.
Paccar acquired the company in 1980, and ceased to use the marque name in 2006.
In 1856 Edwin Foden, became an apprentice at the agricultural equipment manufacturing company of Plant & Hancock. He left the company for an apprenticeship at Crewe Railway Works but returned to Plant & Hancock at the age of 19. Shortly afterwards he became a partner in the company. On the retirement of George Hancock in 1887 the company was renamed Edwin Foden Sons & Co. Ltd. The company produced massive industrial engines, as well as small stationary steam engines and, from 1880, agricultural traction engines.
After a period in receivership in 1980 the company was acquired by the American firm Paccar. Foden specialised in highly customisable trucks, offering any paint, any drivetrain available, and even split windscreen
The military required fibreglass cabs (strengthened for military use), meaning that civilian Foden trucks were constructed in the same way.
After the takeover of Leyland Trucks by Paccar in 1998, independent Foden production ceased, and was replaced by models of DAF Trucks rebadged as Fodens (DAF Trucks having been acquired by Paccar in 1996). These vehicles have had the option of either Caterpillar, Detroit Diesel, or Cummins ISMe engines.
Released from service by the British MOD (Ministry of Defence)
Year of Manufacture:
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