|SAVE £5.00 by purchasing both of these Foden Book together (Normal cost £59.90).................................................. FODEN SPECIAL VEHICLES This great book from our Roundoak imprint revisits the subject of Foden but this time majors on the company's output of special build vehicles over the years. No other British Commercial vehicle manufacturer produced such a diverse range of products and we are proud to publish this first ever book to major on Foden's achievements in this field. There are chapters on each range of vehicle produced, they featuring vehicle history and development - all chapters being very well illustrated. Subjects covered include Military vehicles; TCHD 2 Nuclear Weapons Transporters; Timber Tractors; The Twin-load project; Aircraft Refuellers including those mighty 5 and 6 axled Pythons; Gritters & Snow-ploughs; Crane Carriers; Dump Trucks; Heavy Haulage tractors; Internal Transport including the Bulkrane project in conjunction with British Railways; Truck Mixers. The book also includes Cab designs, Vehicle designations and Engine type schedule. This is a truly impressive book by Wobbe Reitsma, well known in ERF and Foden circles for his enthusiasm for these great but sadly now defunct marques and his text, researched for many years, is very well supported with over 400 b/w and colour pictures sourced from many contributors, enthusiasts and organisations. Few of the book's impressive range of pictures have been published in book form before and many are published here for the first time. Foden Special Vehicles features over 400 b/w & colour pictures in its 228 pages, is in hardback landscape format with separate dust jacket - printed in the U.K. In stock......................................................
FODEN EXPORT VEHICLES After 1945 many countries needed new vehicles in order to replace those that had been destroyed or worn out in the war and so British factories were offered incentives to produce and export lorries. Foden were one such company to take advantage of the opportunities available and in the 1950s, had agents in almost every West European country. In the 1970s when the European market had declined, the Middle East, Australia and South Africa markets rose to prominence and from the 1980s onwards, New Zealand became the primary destination for the marque. By the time production finally ceased in 2006, they had sold vehicles all over the world.
The vehicles produced for export differed greatly from the designs used in Britain. In many countries the gross weights of vehicles exceeded the British values significantly, so the majority of Foden export vehicles had much stronger chassis, gearboxes, axles, suspensions and more powerful engines than their British counterparts. Many also had tropical double roofs to keep the heat out and sleeper cabs, long before they became common in the UK.
This comprehensive book detailing the lorries that Foden exported around the world, follows on from the publication of the authorís first book published by our Roundoak imprint about the Fodens produced and used within the UK (Foden Special Vehicles). It includes 364 fascinating photographs, many of which have never been previously published and will be of interest to all Foden fans and transport enthusiasts in general. 364 images, 248 pages, hardback, In stock