The hosting costs of websites on this system have historically been covered by advertising. However changes in the way people use the internet, including ad-blocking mean that the revenues no longer cover the expenses. For this reason we will be closing this website within the next two months unless we can find a different model. If any users of the site would be interested in the possibility of taking this incredible archive or pictures and comments over including paying for hosting, please get in touch
Trucks Image Library
1955 Commer B Series with Berryman Loader
1955 Commer B Series with six cylinder petrol engine with 4 speed gear box. Truck has a Berryman loader - a two man operation to operate. One man in the cab with the winch control and the other man on the scoop. The scoop is winched up the to the top of the frame were the gravel is tipped in to the back of the truck mechanically, then the scoop slides back down the ramp and dragged back by the operator for another load of gravel or sand. Hi-tech in the 40s & 50s and quicker than a hand shovel?
Picture added on 26 May 2008