Ipswich Transport Museum
Preserving the transport heritage of Ipswich since 1965, and now supported by the Friends of the Ipswich Transport Museum. The Ipswich Transport Museum is a Registered Charity No. 276626 and an Accredited Museum, number RD890.
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Ransomes Platform Truck
Ransomes Platform Truck
Acquired by the Museum:?
Current State:Restored, fully operational
Built in 1940 this Factory Truck was typical of many Ransomes trucks that were used in factories and by the main line railway companies. Mechanically it features four-wheel tiller steering, constant velocity drive joints and coil spring suspension. The drive is from one electric motor driven from a 40 volt lead acid battery.

Unusually, forward motion on this truck is with the load platform leading, with driver standing on the rear platform. However, it could be driven backwards at the same speed with the driver facing outwards from the platform.