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Bedford MT series

General utility truck

Bedford MT series

The Bedford MT series trucks were exported to Africa, Asia and Middle Eastern countries

 
 
Bedford MT12-14
Entered service 1995
Configuration 4x4
Cab seating 1 + 1 / 2 men
Dimensions and weight
Weight (empty) 4.76 t
Payload capacity 6 t
Length 6.53 m
Width 2.48 m
Height 2.63 m
Mobility
Engine Perkins Phaser diesel
Engine power 135 hp
Maximum road speed 87 km/h
Range 600 ~ 800 km
Maneuverability
Gradient 49%
Side slope 30%
Vertical step ~ 0.5 m
Trench ~ 0.6 m
Fording ~ 0.8 m

 

   The Bedford MT series of military trucks were produced with 4x4 and 6x6 configurations. It replaced in production the Bedford M series. The MT series has increased payloads and improved off-road mobility comparing with its predecessors. The range included 16 standard models. It seems that production of these trucks commenced in 1995. The Bedford MT series trucks were exported to African, Asian and Middle Eastern countries.

   The MT series trucks were designed to meet military requirement and are simple in design and technology. The Bedford MT series has a conventional layout and design. These trucks are suitable for a wide variety of applications, including general cargo, troop, ammunition, fuel, water transportation. They could also carry containers, shelters and other bodies.

   An all-steel cab provides seating for the driver and one or two passengers. The cab is tilted forward for engine access and servicing. The cab roof is reinforced and can take the weight of two men. There is a roof hatch and a hip ring for a light machine gun.

   All Bedford MT series 4x4 trucks were powered by a Perkins Phaser 6-liter diesel engine. On the baseline model it develops 135. Turbocharged versions of this engine develop 160-210 hp, depending on the model. All trucks fitted coupled with a 6-speed manual transmission. A 9-speed manual transmission was proposed as an option.

   The Bedford MT series trucks were also produced with 6x6 configuration. These heavy trucks have a payload capacity form 14.5 t to 21 t, depending on the model. These trucks are powered by a Perkins Phaser engine, developing 210 hp, or more powerful Perkins Peregrine 8.7-liter engine developing 300 hp. Cummins engines were proposed as an option on late production models.

   Various specialized bodies and equipment were available for Bedford MT series 6x6 trucks. It was proposed with recovery equipment, PLS and DROPS palletized load handling system, as tanker or refueller, dumper or firefighting vehicle. There was also a light transporter for armored vehicles.

   Production of all Bedford trucks ceased in 1999.

 

 
Bedford MT series

Bedford MT series

Bedford MT series

Bedford MT series

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