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YAK YEOMAN: A LOW-COST CROSS-COUNTRY VEHICLE DEVELOPED BY MANCHESTER GARAGES WITH THE HELP OF THE NRDC

Accession Number:

00302944

Record Type:

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Order URL: http://worldcat.org/isbn/SUffolkIP326BW

Abstract:

A low-cost, cross-country vehicle known as the Yak Yeoman, developed by Manchester garages, uses high volume Ford escort components to reduce costs. Instead of incorporating costly four-wheel drive, an automatic differential lock to avoid wheelspin is used. Only fine forming tools are needed for the bonnet, wings and wheelarches, and other simple panels. The vehicle is based on a space frame of hot-rolled rectangular section steel tube in six sub-assemblies. Components for six vehicles can be packed into a standard 6 M freight container and it is claimed that a vehicle can be assembled by two unskilled workers within a working day. (TRRL)

Corporate Authors:

Mechanical Engineering Publications Limited

P.O. Box 24, Northgate Avenue
Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk IP32 6BW England

Authors:

GARRETT, K

Pagination:

p. 21-22

Publication Date:

1979-6-7

Serial:

AUTOMOTIVE ENGINEER

Volume: 4
Issue Number: 3
Publisher: Institution of Mechanical Engineers
ISSN: 0307-6490

ISBN:

SUffolk IP32 6BW

Features:

Photos (4) ; Tables (1)

Subject Areas:

Construction; Design; Finance; Highways; Vehicles and Equipment; I91: Vehicle Design and Safety

Source Agency:

Transport Research Laboratory

Crowthorne House, Nine Mile Ride
Wokingham, Berkshire RG40 3GA United Kingdom

Source Data:

IRRD 242081

Files:

ITRD, TRIS

Last Modified:

Jan 30 1980 12:00AM

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