FV 13115 Truck, Recovery, Wheeled, Light, 3T, 4x4, Bedford RL
Written by Pete Pikey   
Saturday, 05 January 2008

This page details the Characteristics of the FV 13115 Truck, Recovery, Wheeled, Light, 3T, 4x4, Bedford RL. The vehicle is:

"A standard 3 Tonne 4x4 GS (Bedford) chassis adapted for use as a recovery vehicle. The equipment is designed for the recovery of all wheeled vehicles up to and including 3 tonne GS class. The jib has a maximum safe working load of 3 tonne at 2438mm radius, the hoist winch drive being taken from a PTO on the main gearbox and has a maximum first layer pull of 7 tonne. Provision is made for both front and rear winching.

With the assistance of a special sprag type earth anchor and two part tackle the winch can exert a maximum rear pull of 13 tonne or a side pull of 6 tonne.

The suspended tow hook capacity is 3 tonne."

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 Manufacturer ChassisVauxhall Motors Ltd, Luton, Beds 
  Body Marshals of Cambridge
 FV Number
Whole Equipment
Chassis FV9103
  Body & Equipment  FV9223
 Dimensions Length 7980mm/314"
  Height 2710mm/106.5"
  Width 2324mm/91.5"
  Wheelbase 3960mm/156"
  Track - Front
  Track - Rear
  Deck Length
  Deck Width
  Deck Height
 Weights GVW 8130Kg/17920lb
  Unladen Weight
 Angles Approach 
 Performance Speed80km/h, 50mph
  Range 400km, 250 miles
  Side Slope
  Gradient >33% (1 in 3)
  Stop /Restart Solo >33% (1 in 3)
  Stop/Restart Towing
  Turning Circle  18.3m/60ft
  Verticle Step
  Gross Power/Weight Ratio
11.9kW/t, 16.63bhp/ton
  Max Tractive Effort Low Gear
 7630 N/t, 1685 lbf/T
  Max Trailer Weight - Braked
  Max Trailer Weight - Unbraked 
 Engine Manufacturer Bedford
  Type Bedford 300 cu in OHV
  Displacement 4.93 litres
  Gross Power
  Nett Torque
 164Nm @ 1200rpm
  Speed Limiter?
  Speed Limited to
 3200 rpm
  Ignition Type
Coil, 12v 
  LubricationWet Sump
  Engine Cooling
 Fuel System
 Type Lift Pump
  Pump Manufacturer
  Air Cleaner
 Oil Bath
  Fuel Petrol
  Fuel Capacity
118 Litres/26 Gal
 Gearbox Manufacturer 
  Type 4 speed synchromesh and reverse
  Ratios  1st
Electrical Generator
  Capacity12 Volt, 297 Watt (max) 
Batteries Capacity12 Volt, 80 amp/h 
 FVRDE Spec 2051, App D1, Sched B
Clutch Manufacturer 
  Type  Single Dry Plate
Propeller Shafts
 Manufacturer  Hardy Spicer
Transfer Box
  Type2 Speed 
  Transfer Box Ratios
1:1, 1:2 
Axles Manufacturer 
 Type Fully Floating
  Ratios - Top
  Ratios - Bottom
 Differentials Manufacturer 
 Suspension FrontSemi-Elliptical 
 Shock Absorbers
 FrontDouble Acting Telescopic
  RearDouble Acting Telescopic
 Brakes Manufacturer 
 Actuation - Foot
 Air/Hydraulic drum pattern all wheels
 Actuation - Hand
Manual on Rear Wheels only 
 Trailer2 line Air Pressure
  Warning Device
SteeringSemi Irreversible worm and sector  
 3 Piece Disc
Tyres Manufacturer 
  Dimensions  9.00x20 Cross Country
  Onboard Tyre Compressor?
  Compressor Capacity (Psi)
Towing Attachments Front Towing Eye
  Rear Hook
  DrivePTO from Transfer Box 
 Rope Length

 Max first layer pull 7 Tonne

With sprag and two part tackle -

Max rear pull: 13 Tonne

Side Pull: 6 Tonne 

 Reach 3 Tonne @ 2438mm

Suspend Tow - 3 Tonne max 

 Capacities Engine Oil
  Gearbox Oil
  Transfer Box Oil
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Last Updated ( Saturday, 05 January 2008 )