||4 ton Utility (Cabling) Vehicle Type 1
|Fleet Number Ranges
||18516 to 18545 (475 - 504 DXV) 1962
18615 to 18818 (894 - 897 DXV) 1962
|Date of picture
General description and facilities
The open body is fitted with a removable canvas tilt; ventilated
lockable accommodation for protective clothing, tools and miscellaneous
stores is provided by means of a metal locker fitted with wire-mesh doors.
This locker occupies the first 2 ft. of body space immediately behind the
cab, thus limiting the usable length of the body to 11 ft. 7 in. Lashing
bars are fitted along both sides of the body to enable rope drums and the
continuous rod to be secured. The body floor can support a 1 ton
concentrated load. Underneath the floor at the forward end are three
transverse lockers with doors at both sides of the vehicle. In addition to
these lockers there is a vehicle tool locker and a 14 gal. water tank for
washing purposes on the near-side and on the off-side there is a locker for
two propane gas cylinders. A power-operated 1 ton hydraulic tail lift,
together with fittings, is provided for lifting cable drums and other heavy
items. The vehicle is equipped with both a heavy and a light towing clevis.
The normal control cab has a seating capacity for up to three men and the
vehicle should be used in conjunction with a Landrover station wagon (see N
3004) for groups of four or more men. No Personnel should be carried in the
body of the vehicle.
Taken from - ENGINEERING INSTRUCTIONS, TOOLS & TRANSPORT, VEHICLES N1701
(Issue 1, 5.5.68)
This tilt covered Morris WEK80, 4 ton
capacity lorry was designed for light cabling work. A cable drum could be
mounted inside the body, having been lifted there by the Burtonwood tail
lift. At the rear of the chassis is a Cabling Bollard used with the truck
moving forward to pull cables through earthenware ducts.
See also the Morris WEK40