GPO Vehicles

Make Morris
Model WEK80
Type 4 ton Flatbed with Crane
Body Builder Papworth
Use General purpose Stores use
Registration Number 533 DLF
Fleet Number 18424 to 18462 (533 - 571 DLF) 1961
Date of picture 1962

Morris WEK80. This particular 4 ton capacity vehicle was fitted with a HIAB hydraulic crane to lift and place heavy items.  It reduced the need to supply a separate crane to site when items had to be handled that were too heavy for a gang of men to lift.  The centre section of the body side dropped down and to allow access into the body a step was incorporated into the lowered body side.

On this particular version of the Hiab, any jib extension had to be carried out manually, there were only three basic controls: up & down, in & out and rotate!

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