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Lifeboat Recovery Tractor
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No: 3196   Contributor: Stephen Prosser   Year: 2011   Manufacturer: Other   Country: United Kingdom
Lifeboat Recovery Tractor

This unusual waterproofed tractor was seen at Scarborough, North Yorkshire, England in August 2011.
Maybe a viewer can comment on the make or what company converted the tractor for the RNLI.
Picture added on 06 September 2013 at 06:28
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This is a MB Talus see picture #2878 for detail of another one at stIves, Cornwall.

Added by Tractorpaul on 06 September 2013.
I have carried out some research on this tractor and discovered that they are made by Clayton Engineering Limited and are known as Talus MB-H. It has been specifically designed for the RNLI, to launch and recover lifeboats from beaches.

The Talus MB-H launches and recovers lifeboats, up to 15 tonnes in weight, from beaches, in a safer and faster manner than previously available. It is capable of towing such lifeboats, on specially designed carriages, at speeds of up to 12.0 kph over varying beach conditions. It has the ability to work at full power in up to 2.44m of calm water, and can drive and winch simultaneously in order to recover the lifeboat. The driver has a waterproof, protective cockpit, and duplicated controls, to allow operation of the vehicle whilst facing in either direction.

Hope viewers find this additional data informative.

Added by Stephen Prosser on 06 September 2013.
Paul,
Many thanks for your comment on my image.
Regards,
Steve

Added by Stephen Prosser on 06 September 2013.
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