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Vickers VR 180
Vickers Vigor bulldozer at AB WD 2013 - IMG 7839
Model history
Model introduced 1952
Model discontinued Unknown
Model status Unknown Discontinued
Engine Specification
Engine make Rolls-Royce
Engine model C6SFL
Power hp Unknown
No. of Cylinders 6
Cooling system Water
Transmission Details
Transmission type Unknown
Drive tracked
Linkage Category Unknown
Other info
Factories England
Plow rating Unknown
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The Vickers VR180 - Vigor was a Crawler tractor / bulldozer built by British engineering company Vickers after WWII. It was introduced to use their expertise in tank building gained in the war and to provide British built Heavy tracked tractors / bulldozers for post-war reconstruction projects. It was conceived in 1948, but development work took till 1952 when it was released for production. It had a revolutionary track system with suspension based on tank track design.

Brief SpecificationEdit

Vickers VR180 Vigor
  • Engine: Rolls-Royce C6SFL, inline, six-cylinder, supercharged diesel
  • Clutch: Borg & Beck 18” single plate
  • Transmission: Vickers three-speed constant mesh with high/low splitter
    • Later option - Hydrostatic auto
  • Top Speed: 9.7 mph
  • Gauge: 80”
  • Std.Track Shoe: 22”
  • Tracks: 51 section, sealed
  • Steering: Conventional clutch and brake
  • Brakes: Contracting band
  • Overall Length: 14’ 8” (bare)
  • Overall Width: 8’ 6” (bare)
  • Overall Height: 9’ 11”
  • Operating Weight: 16 tons (bare)