CARGO TRUCK: Leyland DAF 4-tonne truck: Available for both DRY & WET HIRE, TOWN & UPCOUNTRY RUNS and are Comprehensively insured, well resourced with ,First aid Kits, fire extinguishers, tool box, well experienced drivers as a minimum.
The Leyland 4-tonne truck was produced by Leyland Trucks in Lancashire. It was developed for the British Army and won the competition to replace a fleet of older Bedford M-type 4-tonne trucks. It shares some key components with the commercial 45 Series light truck. Deliveries to the British Army started in 1990. The official British Army Out of Service Date for this truck was the end of 2014, but around 650 were retained. Small numbers were exported. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Leyland_4-tonne_truck.
The 4-tonne Leyland DAF T244 GS is an air transportable version of the T244 truck
In June 1989 the Leyland DAF 4-tonne truck was selected to be the basis of the next generation of 4-tonne trucks used by the British Army. The selection followed an arduous ‘drive off’ contest against designs from all wheel drive Bedford and Volvo trucks. Limited and the initial order was for 5 350 units and production started the same year. First production vehicles were delivered in 1990. Deliveries were completed in the mid 1990s. This Leyland DAF T244 general utility truck is currently in service with British Army, Royal Navy and Air Force. A small number of these trucks were exported to Brunei, Indonesia, Ireland, Kenya and Malaysia.
The Leyland entrant, now produced by Leyland Trucks, was based on a design known as the T244, an entirely orthodox design with a forward control all-steel cab and the conventional cargo body with a removable tailgate and dropsides. Vehicle has a payload capacity of 4 000 kg. In 1995 a payload option of 5 000 kg was introduces. A small number of vehicles were upgraded to this standard. The Leyland DAF T244 can tow trailers or artillery pieces with a maximum weight of 5 400 kg.