TRAILERS

750KG CARGO TRAILERS: FV2361 and FV2381



The FV2361 and FV2381 cargo trailers have a capacity of 750 kg and differ primarily in wheel track and body tub dimensions. Throughout the British forces, these trailers are known as "Sankeys". Sankey is a generic name for this style of trailer manufactured by: Universal Engineering, Roots and Pressed Steel Company & GKN Sankey. Production ceased in the mid-1980s.

Constructed of a welded steel body, early model Sankeys were designed to be water tight and capable of floating, later versions have a tailgate so are not watertight. All trailers have internal load lashing rings, two front and two rear, and exterior lashing hooks for roping and covers. The later bodies were fitted with a small round flap in the tailgate which pivots open to allow a bowser to be placed in the trailer body with the tap and T bar fitting through the flap.

By September 2004, all FV2361 'narrow track' trailers had been withdrawn from British military service, with all FV2381 'wide track' trailers scheduled for withdrawal from service by 2008. In October 2001 the UK MoD announced the possible modification and refurbishment of around 1,800 FV2381 750 kg cargo trailers to make them legally compliant and to extend their service life by 18 years.

FV2361 3/4 TONNE TRAILER




FV2361 3/4 ton features:

1) Waterproof Military lighting
2) NATO Bradley tow ring
3) Drum brakes
4) Handbrake
5) Front levelling leg
6) 2 rear levelling legs
7) 6.5016 wheels and Avon tyres
8) Wooden duckboard
9) Suspension consists of 2 semi-elliptic springs with shock absorber dampers

Dimensions:

Weight (unladen):420kg Weight (laden):1170kg
Length:2.92m Height:0.94m
Width:1.425m Track:1.200m
Ground Clearance:0.210m Capacity:750kg


LAND ROVER 110 TOWING FV2381 3/4 TONNE TRAILER


FV2381 3/4 ton features are the same as FV2361 with the addition of:

1) Adjustable front jockey wheel
2) Rear tailgate


Weight (unladen):408kg Weight (laden):1158kg
Length:2.850m Height:1.115m
Width:1.680m Track:1.420m
Ground Clearance:0.21m Capacity:750kg


SPECIAL PURPOSE TRAILER: FV2380



The FV2380 0.75 tonne trailer chassis is essentially the FV2381 chassis minus cargo body. The FV2380, is a simple chassis with a platform, allowing it to carry small containers, pallets, or generators, or be fitted with a tank body.

FV2380 3/4 TONNE SPECIAL PURPOSE TRAILER



FV2406 Mk2 TRAILERS



These two trailers use a common chassis (the FV2405 Mk2), but different cargo bodies or platforms. The chassis is a one-axle two-wheel design, with a retractable dolly wheel in front. It is off-road rated, and has airbrakes as well as a mechanical parking brake. At the rear under the cargo body or platform is a spare tire.

The FV2406 Mk2 Flat Platform Trailer is designed to carry a variety of specialist equipment and bodies, including tank bodies, weapon or ammunition racks, generators, air conditioning units, and suchlike. This trailer is comprised mainly of steel components, but the floor of the platform is of weatherproofed plywood. The trailer has three stabilizing jacks, one at the front and two at the rear corners.

The FV2406 Mk2 Cargo Trailer is a basic cargo carrier with steel sides, a hinged tailgate, and a weatherproof plywood floor.

FV2406 Mk2 GENERATOR UNIT



FV2408 1.75 TONNE TRAILER



The FV2408 1.75 tonne trailer, is a general purpose cargo trailer designed to be towed behind a wide variety of vehicles, both wheeled and tracked. It is a one-axle, two-wheeled trailer with an off-road suspension, hydraulic overrun brakes (with an onboard master cylinder) and a parking brake, and a spare tire under the cargo body at the rear.

Construction is largely of welded sheet steel, with a chassis of steel bars; however, the floor of the cargo body is of treated plywood. The trailer has a hinged tailgate and removable sides, as well as numerous lashing and tie-down points. The cargo body may be removed and the resulting platform used a tanker body, weapons or ammunition racks, or other large cargoes within the limits of the payload capacity.

BEDFORD TM 4X4 TOWING FV2408 1.75 TONNE TRAILER

Weight (unladen):1064kg Weight (laden):2814kg
Length:4.192m Height:1.213m
Width:2.483m Track:2.237m
Ground Clearance:0.335m Capacity:1750kg

FV2408 1.75 TONNE TRAILER



FV2842 MGB TRAILER



The FV2842 MGB Trailer is designed specifically to carry sections of the Williams Fairey Medium Girder Bridge, this flatbed trailer can also be used to carry other specialised loads, containers, or general cargo, and it has plenty of tie-down/lash-down and lock-down points for such cargo.

The FV2842 is a single-axle trailer with two wheels and a so-so off-road suspension. The chassis is of high-strength tubular steel, covered with a corrugated aluminum cargo deck. The wheels have airbrakes and a mechanical parking brake. The trailer was not meant for fast towing; maximum speed on roads is 56 kmh and off-road it is 24 kmh.

FV3541A ENGINEER PLANT TRAILER



The FV3541A Engineer Plant Trailer, can be used to move light armored vehicles, but its primary role is to move engineer equipment and vehicles. The rear deck is in fact a flatbed with loading ramps, with a narrow foredeck taken up by tool and equipment lockers.

The main chassis is comprised of high-strength steel cross-members, with the load deck made from steel and the loading ramps made from hardwood over a steel framework. The trailer has two axles each with four wheels and tires, and the front of the trailer has supports cranked down by hand, along with rear supports deployed in the same manner. As with most such trailers, the FV3541A comes with the required tools and materials for securing loads to the cargo deck. In the British Army, this trailer is normally towed by a version of the Scammell Crusader.

CRAVEN TASK 20 TONNE FLAT PLATFORM RECOVERY TRAILER



The Craven Task recovery trailer was designed to meet a Ministry of Defence requirement for a trailer to carry a range of "live" or "dead", wheeled or tracked military vehicles up to a weight of 20 tonnes, both on and off roads.

It is a three-axle trailer with turntable steering. The trailer has a sloping platform, terminating in a straked beavertail with spring-assisted ramps for loading, and the main frame is of ladder construction.

The trailer is supplied with side extensions to increase the trailer loading width, and the ramps can be adjusted in position across the trailer width. Winch rope rollers, recovery lugs and five ton shackles are supplied with the trailer, and stowage for extension timbers, spare wheels, fire extinguishers, tools, whinches and chains.

Weight (unladen):7,000kg Weight (laden):22,360kg
Length:11.78m Height:1.07m
Width:2.9m Track:2.42m
Ground Clearance:0.56m Capacity:20,000kg

CRAVEN TASK 20 TONNE FLAT PLATFORM RECOVERY TRAILER



KING 35 TON HET TRAILER

This is a heavy equipment transporter (HET) semi-trailer designed for transporting vehicles such as APCs, IFVs, and other light armored vehicles, large wheeled vehicles, and heavy equipment such as engineer vehicles, machinery, generators, etc. It can also be used to carry large ISO containers, palletized loads, and suchlike, and includes lockdown points for these, as well as track guides for vehicles.

The frame and chassis is made from steel; the load deck is also steel, and can be had in two widths (2.5 and 3 meters). The trailer has spring-loaded ramps at the rear for loading vehicles and cargo. The three axles (with two tyres each) are normally not steerable, but versions of this trailer can be had with steerable wheels.