Specific: Shown is a Thames
Trader with what appears to be a Hummeltofte H-100 1 ton
trailer. Specific use is unknown.
Historical: The Thames Trader series
was launched as a semi-forward control replacement to the
ordinary ET-series in 1957. The
range catered for loads from 30cwt (1.5 tons) to 7 tons,
with a simple range of designations: 15 for the lightest
(1.5-ton) model, going up through the 20 (two-ton), 30
three tonner and 40 four-ton models. The seven-ton 70,
the largest rigid four-wheeler was Ford's first foray up
the scale and intended as competition to the Bedford S
In addition to the models just described, articulated
tractors and bus chassis were also available. The lighter
Traders were available with petrol or diesel engines, a 5.41-litre six-cylinder diesel
being standard in the 70.
An improved Trader Mk.II was introduced in 1962 for
payloads up to 7 1/2 tons and included a 17-ton gross
tractor unit. At the same time a a normal-control Trader
featuring the German style Koln cab became available.
Some 121.853 units were produced between 1957 and 1965
when the Thames was replaced by the D series.
Weight: 9.050 kg (19.910 lb.).
Transfer case: None.
Electrical system: N/A.
without preparation: N/A.
with deep water fording kit: N/A.
Fuel type: N/A.
Fuel capacity: N/A.