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Moto-Cart - 342/27g

 

Here's some information I found on the Internet: "The vehicle had four forward gears and a reverse, and was fitted with a Opperman patented "improved control lever" which enabled it to be driven whilst the driver was either standing on the platform or walking alongside, making it extremely useful if there was a desire to move it over short distances with frequent stops.

The optimum load carrying capacity for the Motocart was 30 cwts (3380 lbs) (about 1 1/2 ton), but this depended entirely on the type and condition of the ground over which the vehicle travelled. For soft, boggy ground the load had to be considerably reduced.

Overall dimensions were 13 ft 11" in length and 6 ft 7" in width, with a turning circle of 27 ft 5 ". Cost was not listed but some parts options were. For example, a chassis similar to the one drawn on the front cover of the brochure would cost approximately 105 to assemble, and a complete gear box assembly would set you back 74-7-6.The engine was a petrol, single cylinder, four stroke, air cooled type, and was a Douglas SV63 a 630 cc unit of 6 1/2 hp."

The Dinky Moto-Cart was introduced in 1949 as number 27g. In 1954 it was renumbered to 342. The one to look for is a no.342 with dark olive bodywork.

 
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