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  Ford Thames Trader, 4 x 2, (Front view, left side)


Front view, left side

Picture courtesy of John Kristiansen, Noerresundby

Danish Army Specific: Shown is a Thames Trader with what appears to be a Hummeltofte H-100 1 ton trailer. Specific use is unknown.
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 type.
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.
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Weight: 9.050 kg (19.910 lb.).
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