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4.5" Foden SWB and trailer



L.V. Brokering

Suffolk, UK


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We are pleased to offer for sale this well built and nicely presented 4.5" Foden Ballast Tractor and low-loader trailer combination. The engine is being fitted with a brand new CE marked boiler and will be available from late July.

The SWB ballast tractor proves a very practical option for both storage and transportation, unlike the LWB version it will fit in the back of a standard Vivaro size van. Most SWB versions are built with the extra rear tanks which means you can only really have the driver on the engine. This version does allow for the driver and couple of passengers to sit on the lorry itself. It is a double-high cylinder arrangement which in our opinion is the more practical option in this scale for rallying and ease of use than the compound variation.

The trailer is a well made bit of kit, it breaks down into 3 parts for transport and being made from aluminium is strong yet lightweight. We are happy to sell the engine without the trailer (£1500 off the asking price) but will not sell the trailer separately before the engine is sold.

The Foden was originally listed a project due to the new boiler being required, with the boiler delivery imminent we have decided to get it fitted and now sell the engine all done and ready to rally. Should you be interested in doing the work yourself please get in touch and the price will be adjusted accordingly.

For further information or to arrange a viewing please do not hesitate to contact us.


Important Note: We recommend when purchasing any steam vehicle to employ the services of your own boiler inspector for independent advice and not solely rely on previous test reports.

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