The company was formed by the merger of two famous firms, following the collapse of the AGE group. After World War II the company continued to make motor and steam rollers as well as expanding into other construction equipment. They were still building stem rollers in 1945, with some being produced at the Vickers factory in Newcastle. In 1946 they introduced the G series of Diesel rollers, which had been designed pre war. This was followed by the Aveling Austin 99H Grader, (licensed from an American design). The Shuttle dumper was a popular product as well, with a lot exported to india in 1963.
They moved into building Loading shovels as well, with a range of 8 models from 1.0 cuM to 3.8 cuM. Also building the PM model pneumatic roller, as well as other small plant for a time.
In 1967 they became a part of the British Leyland groups special projects. Aveling-Barford was part of the Thomson group of companies, which also includes Moxy articulated dump trucks for a period in the 1980s. Under Leyland ownership Marshalls road roller interests were merged with Aveling-Barford's and Renamed as Aveling Marshall. the Aveling-Barford division concentrating on Dump trucks and Graders. The firm of Goodwin, Barsby & Co. of Leicester was also part of the group at one stage. They manufactures Concrete mixers, tar macadam plant and latter became known for quarry stone crushing equipment.
The Aveling-Barford name and some of its products passed from the Thomson group to an investment company called Wordsworth Holdings that owned several engineering firms and operated from part of the Aveling-Barford works in Grantham. The company built the Barford range of site dumpers.
In early 2010 Wordsworth Holdings called in the administrators as a victim of the construction recession and the banking crisis.[citation (source) needed] Wordsworth also owned the Fruehauf trailer brand in the UK.
Barfords & Barfords of BeltonEdit
- Main article: Barfords
The Old Aveling-Barford factory in Grantham is now occupied in part by Barfords Dumpers a division of Wordsworth Holdings Group. Barfords originally split off from Aveling-Barford in the 1950 to build the Site dumpers which they still build and the dairy equipment business at the Belton factory, as Barfords (Agriculture) Ltd. the name later changed to Barfords of Belton Ltd. Following the demise of AB in 1988, Duncan Wordsworth purchased the rights to the Aveling-Barford name and some of the products along with the factory. They now build some of the RD range of Dump trucks to order and refurbish older machines, as well as manufacturing the Barford site Dumper line at the Grantham factory. (see Barfords for details of line up).
Some early Aveling-Barford machines and the former Barford & Perkins company used engines by Peter Brotherhood Ltd the manufacturer of Peterbro tractors, and a supplier to Coventry Simplex Co. and Fowler of Leeds for early tanks. As part of the rescue from AGE, part funded by Ruston & Hornsby the firm moved to Ruston's former factory site in Grantham and had to buy certain parts like castings and engines from them. Ruston & Hornsby engines were used for a number of years mainly in the rollers. Ruston & Hornsby also built rollers but withdrew from this market as part of the deal, as they switched production to Lincoln and concentrated on Excavators, cranes and Engine building.
Later machines used Lister Petter engines in the rollers. And in in the Leyland era there was a attempt to move to using Leylands own engines in the dump trucks and other machines but reliability problems hampered this.
- Calfdozer (compact dozer used by railways for back filling)
Photos of Calf dozers _ http://mysite.wanadoo-members.co.uk/Calfdozer2
- Off Highway Rigid Dump Trucks
- Articulated Dump Trucks
- Road Rollers
- Motor Graders
- Site Dumpers - Production transferred to Barford
- Wheel Loaders
Steam Road Roller Model RangeEdit
- Type W
- Type R
- Type T
Preserved Steam Rollers Edit
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|Engine No.||Name||Build Date||Type||Weight||Size / Power nhp||Reg No.||Owner||Image||Other info|
|Talisman||1937||W Type RR||10 ton||6 nhp||CPT 233||owner ?||
||earliest known surviving A-B roller|
|Patricia||1937||W Type RR||10 Ton||6 hp||CPT 235||Photos on Geocities|| ex Durham CC |
At Astwoodbank 2008
|Kim||1937||W Type||10 ton||6 nhp||DTM 537||owner >?||At Preston Services yard|
|Prince of Wales||1937||W Type RR||10 ton||6 hp||DTM 538|
|Dunelia||1937||RR Type T||? ton||6 nhp||CPT 236||owner >?||
|Lady Helen||1937||R Type RR||6 Ton||4 hp||GMK 939||Will Childs||At Essex Country Show 2009|
|n/a||1938||R Type RR||6 Ton||4 hp||CVC 979||At Bloxham Steam Rally 2009|
|Patricia/ Westmorland Star||1938||W Type RR||10 ton||6 nhp||CUP 396||owner >?||
|Aveling-Barford AE576||1938||Motor Roller||? ton|| ? nhp|
Ruston Hornsby engine
|ECT 113||owner >?||At Ashby Magna 2010|
|n/a||1943||W Type RR||10 Ton||6 hp||DTM 540||G. Smith|| Lincoln & Others 2008 |
(ex Eddison No.109)
|Linda||1947||R Type RR||6 Ton||4 hp||FRM 976|
|Gisela||1946||R Type RR||6 Ton||4 hp||FRM 973|
|Old Nick||1946||Type N||? ton||4 nhp||BTL 810||owner >?||
|Judith||1946||Type T||? ton||5 nhp||MRF 245||owner >?||
|Omega||1948||Type W||? ton||6 nhp||JXH 174||owner >?||
|Terras||Year||Type T||? ton||5 nhp||CTL 225||owner >?||
|1947||Type T||? ton||5 nhp||CTL 226||owner >?||
|1947||Type T||? ton||4 nhp||Reg no. ?||owner >?||
|Annie||1947||T Type RR||8 ton||5 hp||CTL 227|
|1948||RR Type T||? ton||5 nhp||ECT 352||owner >?||
|n/a||1950||T Type RR||8 Ton||5 hp||JRM 966|
|Year||Type||? ton||? nhp||Reg no. ?||owner >?||
|Machine types Key: SW = Steam Wagon, PE = Ploughing Engine, Port=Portable, RR = Road Roller, SM = Showmans, ST= Steam tractor, TE = Traction Engine|
Diesel Roller ModelsEdit
- A series - A Perkins powered Motor Roller derived from the Barford & Perkins designs
- Avelling-Barford PH4 - 4 ton roller built for Ministry of supply in 1944 - 89 built
- DX series - launched 1936
- DX3 - 3.5 ton
- DX4 - 4 ton
- DX5 - 5 ton
- DX6 - 6 ton
- DX7 - 7 ton
- DX8 - 8 ton
- G series (Know as the 'Grantham' series) launched 1946
- GA 5/6
- GH - Smallest Grantham series roller BSA 320 cc air colled engine
- DC series - 1980's ?
- PM series - Pneumatic tyre roller
- PR compactor A pneumatic tired Multi-wheeled compactor/roller range built from 1960s
- PR1 - 1960
- PR2 - 1968
- PR20 - 1971 Hydrostatic drive version.
- AB Master Pavior - 1965
- TR 3 - Link to parts manual:- http://www.instruction-manuals.co.uk/category/vans/TR3.htm
- Aveling-Barford Vibra - pedestrian rollers
- Aveling-Barford Vibra Victor a ride on derived from the pedestrian roller.
Preserved Diesel (Motor) RollersEdit
The Road Roller Association's Motor Roller Register lists circa. 150 Aveling-Barford motor rollers that are known to survive, but very few are seen at shows, with a few in museums, but most are awaiting restoration.
- Barford & Perkins TH-D 10 ton of 1928
- A 2½ Ton of 1932 sn No. AB556 - http://www.waymarking.com/waymarks/WMJ16
- ? Type of 193? sn no. AD117 of IL'SON CRUSHERS
- DX Type of 1938 sn No. AD159 - http://www.geocities.com/ff4913/dxcrane.html
- DX8 of 1938 sn no. AD155 - reg no. TL 7540
- DX8 of 1941 sn no. AE576 - reg no. ECT 113
- A 2.5 ton roller of sn no. AE962 - reg no. TTJ 700 at Essex Country Show 2009
- A DX8 8 Ton roller of 1941 sn. AF122 - reg no. TSV 505 - from the Walton Hall Collection seen at the Essex Country Show 2009
- GH nos. 112 & 118 are preserved in the Walton Hall Collection in Essex.
- GN s s/n 2354 (at Threkeld Mining museum Cumbria), as part of the VET collection.
Tandem Roller Model RangeEdit
Vibratory Compactor Model RangeEdit
Articulated Dump Truck Model RangeEdit
Off Highway Rigid Dump Truck Model RangeEdit
- Aveling-Barford SL340
- Aveling-Barford SY7 - Post war rigid dump truck
- Aveling-Barford SY4 - With two-way steering and controls
- Aveling-Barford SY6 - With two-way steering and controls
- Aveling-Barford SN range - post war range of HD trucks built in the mining and motorway building boom of the 1950/60s
- Aveling-Barford Centaur 50 - from the 1960s/70 ?
- Aveling-Barford RD 017 - 17 ton capacity
- Aveling-Barford RD 025
- Aveling-Barford RD 030
- Aveling-Barford RD 040
- Aveling-Barford RD 050
- Aveling-Barford RD30
- Aveling-Barford RD40
- Aveling-Barford RD44
- Aveling-Barford RD50
- Aveling-Barford RD55
- Aveling-Barford RD65
- Aveling-Barford RD 085 - 85 ton capacity 1981 (only Prototype built before Co. Collapsed)
- Aveling-Barford RD 150
- Aveling-Barford RD 255
- Aveling-Barford RD 250
Motorgrader Model Range Edit
- Aveling-Barford LG3
- Aveling-Barford MG / MGH
- Aveling-Barford MG4
- Aveling-Barford MT
- Aveling-Barford Super MG
- Aveling-Barford ASG013
- Aveling-Barford ASG018
- Aveling-Barford ASG021
- Aveling-Barford ASG18
- Aveling-Barford ASG113
- Aveling-Barford Super 400
- Aveling-Barford Super 500
- Aveling-Barford Super 600
- Aveling-Barford Super 700
- Aveling-Barford TG012
- Aveling-Barford TG12
- Aveling-Barford TG14
- Aveling-Barford TG114
Wheel Loader Model Range Edit
Aveling-Austin Grader Model Range Edit
- Aveling-Austin 99H - 1940s built Grader line
- Aveling-Austin 99H/400
- Aveling-Austin Super 500
- Aveling-Austin Super Heavy 500
Preserved Other MachinesEdit
- An ex War Department Grader is in the S.E. Davis & Son Ltd. Collection.
- And the Vintage Excavator Trust (VET) collection has an Aveling-Barford dump truck as well as a similar size machine from competitor Terex, built at Motherwell.
- AGE Engineering combine formed in the 1920s. Avelings was a member of group till it went bust
- Aveling & Porter
- Aveling Marshall
- Barford & Perkins
- Goodwin, Barsby & Co.
- Road Roller Association for collectors of road rollers.
References / sourcesEdit
- Article on Aveling and Porter
- Classic Plant & Machinery Magazine
- Old Glory Magazine
- Reference: - steam scene website
- Model steam rollers engines http://www.forest-classics.co.uk/aveleing_and_porter_road_tractor.htm