PNP 365T is a restored Foden Showmans / Ballast Tractor unit (truck) fitted with a Showmans ballast box body c/w generator. This truck was at the Woolpit Steam rally in 2009. The truck was listed in the catalogue (commercial vehicle section) exhibit No 3 as owned by R. Byford. as 1960s showmans living van & generator (no details of truck).

Vehicle historyEdit

Believed built in 1978, For Shell Oil as 50 ton gross tractor unit. Used for Aircraft refueling unit for Falcons.

  • Fitted with Taskmaster Cab
  • Cummins 250 hp 14 litre engine
  • 12 speed gearbox

Sold on and converted to a ballast tractor unit & fitted with a 1950's Detroit Diesel powered 2-stroke generator unit for Showmans use.

Displayed with a 1970's Sipson 32 ft showmans living van originally used by the James family of showmen from Essex.

Bought by present owner in 2007 & used for rallies.

Foden Ballast tractor PNP 365T and Sipson living van at Woolpit 09 - IMG 1458

Foden PNP 365T and Living van of 1970s vintage

Foden ballast truck PNP 365T & Detroit Diesel GeneratorIMG 1459

View of rear body with Detroit Diesels Generator unit

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References / sourcesEdit

  • Info display card on the exhibit and photos from the show.
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