Bedford Machinery Carrier - 1104

PAGE LAST UPDATED: 22 February 2017

 

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1104

 

MACHINERY CARRIER


 

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Why is this low loader a 'Machinery Carrier' and the other low loader called 'Low Loader'. They are both low loaders. I think I prefer this one. The rear wheels unclip and the ramps drop down making an easy slope to load tracked vehicles like the Priestman Cub which was to come along a few years later. This is an early flowering of Corgi's engineering excellence. The articulated coupling with its spring clip, the removable and very realistic rear wheels and the very nice winch with its worm drive all promise more goodies to come in the future.

The Machinery Carrier was launched in September 1958 and remained in production until 1963 when the cab was changed to the new Bedford TK, the winch was dropped and it got the number 1131, it was finally deleted in 1966. Trailers with no winch are from the later model. You will see this with red or blue cabs, both are valued at around the same. One of the guides mentions it with a yellow cab, but this has probably been swapped from the Low Loader.

Mine has typically lost the spring grab which pulled the machines on to the load bed, but the rest of the model is very nice indeed. I can replace the grab easily.


 
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