Floataire were a manufacturer of works trucks used in factories, dockyards and market gardens for moving materials about on large sites based in Leicester, England.
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The name Floataire comes up on some internet searches associated with plastic moulding machinery offered for sale. The name Floataire Ltd is registered still at 33 Hainge Road, Tividale, Oldbury, West Midlands B69 2NY.
The name is a subsidiary of D-S Brookes Ltd a European subsidiary of Davis-Standard LLC of the US and a manufacture of plastic moulding machinery and owner of several former UK based manufacturers of plastics machinery.
- Floataire Truck - 3 wheeled works truck with tiller steering
A couple of examples have been seen at UK Steam rallies - do you know of any more examples ?
- DAH 492B of (circa) 1964 shown above was sold at Cheffins april 2008 sale for £180 + com + vat.
- A restored Floataire tug model (ex bradford parks department) is currently being exhibited at shows in cumbria.
- Works Trucks
- Industrial Tractors
- Autotruck Club
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