The Merton Overloader was a machine built by Merton Engineering Co. Limited of Feltham, Middlsex that was based on a Fordson E1A Major. The machine was designed to scoop up material such as sand and grave or coal and lift it up and dump it into a lorry without having to turn round like a loading shovel.
Below are some pictures of a rare overloader currently in preservation based on the Fordson Major E1A.
- Old film featuring Merton Overloader
A Merton overloader can be seen in the back ground of this old training film. http://www.britishpathe.com/record.php?id=1383
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