The Bedford M series was a commercial vehicle chassis, the first variants of which were made in 1939. It is a normal control 4-wheel chassis designed to carry loads of 2-3 tons. There were two wheelbase lengths offered -- 10' 0" or 11' 11" -- and each was fitted with the standard 6-cylinder 27.34 hp petrol engine.
A 4-speed gearbox with single dry plate clutch delivered power to a floating rear axle with spiral bevel final drive. Brakes were Lockheed hydraulic type and servo assisted operating on all four wheels.
Seven variants of the M series chassis were offered. Their designations were:
- MS - short (10'0") wheelbase
- MSZ : chassis only
- MSC : chassis and cab
- MSD : dropside lorry
- MST : end tipper
- ML - long (11'11") wheelbase
- MLZ : chassis only
- MLC : chassis and cab
- MLD : dropside lorry
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