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Scammell Explorer YAS 852 at Rushden 08 - P5010281

A restored Scammell Explorer in the livery of a recovery operator, presented at the Rushden Transport Cavalcade in 2008

Scammell Explorer reg MVS 864 at Rushden 08 - P5010199

A ex Military Scammell Explorer 6x6 tractor at Rushden Transport Cavalcade in 2008

Model HistoryEdit

Details required.

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

Military useEdit

A large number were bought for military use as recovery tractors by the government.


PreservationEdit

Scammell Explorer HSU 832 at Woolpit 09 - IMG 1465

Scammell Exploere HSU 832 at the Woolpit Steam rally 2009

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
List of known Scammell Explorers trucks in Preservation
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Registration No.
Make-Model or type no Build-Year Engine-Make/Type Weight / class Chassis or
Body type
Owner
(if known)
Photo Were seen/Featured Other info
ASJ 355+ Scammell Explorer 1955  ?  ? 6x6 recovery D. Acock, Southam To add Kemble & Fairford Steam Rally 2009
ESL 599+ Scammell Explorer 1950  ?  ? Recovery D. Luce, Cheltenham To add At Fairford Steam Rally 2009
HSU 832+ Scammell Explorer 1954 Meadows (originally)  ? 6x6 Recovery G. Nurse of Essex Scammell Explorer HSU 832 -rear - at woolpit 09 - IMG 1467 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. Scammell Explorer reg MVS 864 at Rushden 08 - P5010199 At Rushden Transport Cavalcade 2008 in Military livery
NGY 584+ Scammell Explorer  ?  ?  ? 6x6 Military tractor Bernard Reeves, East Sussex Scammell explorer - NGY 584 - Forceful at Tinkers Park 2010 - IMG 6685 At Tinkers Park Rally 2010 in Military livery
Q9872 JDV+ Scammell Explorer 1955  ?  ? body ? C. Rose, Cirencester to add At Fairford Steam Rally 2009
SFX 432+ (255 XUL) Scammell Explorer year ?  ?  ? body ? owner To add At Fairford Steam Rally 2009 Under restoration (shows 2 reg plates ?)
TAS 446
ex Military
Scammell Explorer Year ? Leyland O.680
Transplant
 ? Recovery  ? Scammell Explorer TAS 446 at Klondyke Mill 09 - IMG 7225 At Klondyke Mill Preservation Centre 2009 Under restoration
YAS 852 Scammell Explorer  ?  ?  ? Recovery truck W. Sherrif Scammell Explorer YAS 852 at Rushden 08 - P5010281 At Rushden Transport Cavalcade 2008 Livery of C.S.Ellis Recovery Services
Scammell Explorer  ?  ?  ? Image needed LHB


reg no. ? Scammell Explorer year ?  ?  ? body ? owner ? Image needed LHB


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See alsoEdit

collector & preservation

References / sourcesEdit

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