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Bedford J6, 4 x 2, 12 V, D (Side view, right side)

 
 

Side view, right side

Picture courtesy of Henrik Clausen, Copenhagen

 

Danish Army Specific: The Bedford J6 entered service in the Danish Army in 1962. This 6 ton truck was primarily used for on-road cargo transportation, driver training vehicle etc.
Now superseded by
Man 13.192 or Magirus 168 M11FAL (110 - 16 AWM).
Historical
: The J-chassis, also known as the TJ, was introduced at the Commercial Motor Show in 1958 as a replacement for the A and D types.. It was essentially an update of the D-range, introduced in 1957. It proved long-lived as it survived beyond the end of Bedford as a General Motors concern in 1987, even if at a much reduced output level, being taken up by AWD and then as one of the Bedford models produced for export by Marshall SPV.
The main features were a single piece windscreen and the adoption of 16" road wheels up to the 4 ton payload model, to give low body platform heights.
The cab could be supplied with two types of front wing and grille assembly, one to suit 16" wheels and one for the larger trucks with 20" wheels. The smaller ones have headlamp 'hoods' and vertical grille bars, whereas on the larger models horizontal grille bars are used.
The range covered the 30 cwt to 7 ton payload range plus an 8ton tractor unit, based on the 5 ton and were offered with the 214cu.in.petrol up to the 5tonner, the 300cu.in petrol in the 5 tonner upwards, the 200/220cu.in.diesels up to the 4 tonner and the 300/330cu.in diesels in the 5ton upwards.
The gearbox was the standard Bedford 4 speed in close or wide ratio dependent on model plus the option of an E.N.V 5 speed direct top box in the 5ton up models. Axles were spiral bevel up to 4ton and hypoid in the larger trucks, plus there was the option of a Bedford two speed axle in 5ton up models.
The 200cu.in and 300cu.in Diesels were discontinued in 1967.
Length: 7.75 m (302 inches).
Width: 2.46 m (95 inches).
Height: 2.87 m (111 inches).
Weight: 10.450 kg (22.990 lb.).
Engine
: 6-cylinder 4.930 cm3 (300 cubic inches) displacement petrol engine (J6LC3) or 6-cylinder 5.410 cm3 (330 cubic inches) displacement diesel engine (J6LC5), liquid cooled.
Horsepower: 115 hp at 3.400 rpm (petrol), 100 hp at 2.600 rpm (diesel).
Transmission: 4-speed with 2-speed Eaton rear axle.
Transfer case: N/A.
Electrical system: 12 volt, negative ground (early types, positive ground).
Brakes: Hydraulic, servo-assisted.
Tyres: 8.25 x 20.
Fuel type: Petrol/diesel.
Fuel capacity: 118 liter (25 gallons).
Range: 450 km (280 miles).
Crew: 1 + 2.
Additional: Also versions mounted with
crane (62 kb) were available
TJs were also built in India from 1968 by Hindustan Motors and were totally local in content.


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