Wee Heavy wrote:XS650 wrote:Yes its a concrete skip on the Ford, used where the job has a big concrete batching plant on site . Things like new motorways and runways.
Rarely seen nowadays.
They had the nickname of a "Gravy Boat" and were used to supply the "Concrete Trains" as they were known that formed motorways and airfield runway constructions.
Remember in the early 90s being on a job laying a new runway at RAF Waddington with a batching plant and concrete train , the train was supplied by a big fleet of Guy 6x4's with side tipping concrete skip bodies . Guys had long since disappeared from the roads by then , wish I'd took some photos