Typical Specification Edit
- Engine - 200 bhp Petrol fuelled Meadows 10.35 litre . (about 4 MPG)
- Gear box - 6 speed Gate change Scammell unit
- Axles - 6x6 drive
- Wheels - ?
- Winch - 15 ton line pull unit
- Crane - 3 ton lift capacity
- Weight - 12 ton unladen (13 ton 6 cwt Ladened)
- Cost new in 1952 ~ £6200
A large number were bought for military use as recovery tractors by the government.
A number of these trucks are on the preservation circuit.
- GSV 319 - Ex Military tractor, owned by ?
- HSU 832 - Recovery truck, owned by G. Nurse of Essex
- MVS 865 - a 6x6 Military tractor, owned by A. Plummer.
- YAS 852 - Recovery truck, owned by William Sherrif
|Registration No.||Make-Model or type no||Build-Year||Engine-Make/Type||Weight / class||Chassis or|
|Photo||Were seen/Featured||Other info|
|Scammell Explorer||1955||?||?||6x6 recovery||D. Acock, Southam||To add||Kemble & Fairford Steam Rally 2009|
|Scammell Explorer||1950||?||?||Recovery||D. Luce, Cheltenham||To add||At Fairford Steam Rally 2009|
|Scammell Explorer||1954||Meadows (originally)||?||6x6 Recovery||G. Nurse of Essex||At Woolpit Steam rally 2009||Has a diesel conversion as old petrol unit was 5 GALLONS per Mile|
|MVS 864||Scammell Explorer||1953||?||?||6x6 Military tractor||A. Plummer.||At Rushden Transport Cavalcade 2008||in Military livery|
|Scammell Explorer||?||?||?||6x6 Military tractor||Bernard Reeves, East Sussex||At Tinkers Park Rally 2010||in Military livery|
|Scammell Explorer||1955||?||?||body ?||C. Rose, Cirencester||to add||At Fairford Steam Rally 2009|
|255 XUL)(||Scammell Explorer||year ?||?||?||body ?||owner||To add||At Fairford Steam Rally 2009||Under restoration (shows 2 reg plates ?)|
| TAS 446|
|Scammell Explorer||Year ?|| Leyland O.680|
|?||Recovery||?||At Klondyke Mill Preservation Centre 2009||Under restoration|
|YAS 852||Scammell Explorer||?||?||?||Recovery truck||W. Sherrif||At Rushden Transport Cavalcade 2008||Livery of C.S.Ellis Recovery Services|
|reg no. ?||Scammell Explorer||year ?||?||?||body ?||owner ?||
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- collector & preservation
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