The first commercial truck after the resumption of production of the Bellier TDR7W semitrailer
Earlier we introduced Bellier’s technical ceiling, two T100 super heavy Desert trucks.Today this should belong to Bellier’s Star of hope. The company resumed production after World War II, and the first truck was the TDR7W long-headed truck.The car is developed on the basis of GDR dump truck before the war, and the new car is mainly semi-trailer model.Bellier TDR7W Long-head truck Bellier GDR dump truck the first diesel truck of Bellier was released in 1931. At that time, diesel had the advantages of high torque, high efficiency and lower cost.In 1935 Bellier produced GDR diesel engines under the British Ricardo license. The new engines increased speed and added power, making them very popular.Then There was the dark hour for Bernier, when the company’s mixed steel and wood bodies were no longer trusted by customers, who preferred all-metal trucks, and sales began to decline.After producing its last car in 1939, Bellier stopped producing cars with the outbreak of World War II.The origin of this railway logo is interesting because Bellier was not involved in any train-related locomotives or carriages.The logo was adopted in gratitude for the generosity of ALCO, a railroad equipment manufacturer that in 1905 sold three models of cars licensed by bellier, who was rejected by mainstream investors.The locomotive was eventually chosen as the symbol of the vehicle, which gradually evolved into an abstract prong.Back to the Bellier TDR7W semitrailer, the cab with the curved roof is slightly narrower than the front.On the front are two separate front windshields, paired with custom edge-down single-arm wipers.The long hood Narrows forward, and the top of the nose has a water tank filling port that connects directly to the front radiator.The top of the front is a BERLIET pointed logo, and the upper right corner of the radiator below is marked “BERLIET DIESEL”, indicating that it is a truck with a DIESEL engine.Below the radiator is a handle socket, and the vehicle can also be started by hand.There is a small platform between the upper bumper and the front wheel fenders. Round headlights are mounted on small platforms on either side of the engine.Instead of the gull-wing opening that was common at that time, the two sides of the hood cover were disassembled separately, with two handles on the side plate with vertical air intakes for easy holding.The front wheel fender is connected with the anti-collision beam in front, and the rear is also connected with the boarding pedal.There are single-arm rear view mirrors on each side of the cab, although front doors with rear view mirrors are rare.The interior of the cab is very simple, with a 1+2 sofa seat with a rear window on the back.The steering column of the three-spoke steering wheel feeds directly into the front panel. Interestingly, the handbrake and baffle are on either side of the driver’s seat, rather than the same side.From the inside, the two front windshields push outward.There is only one instrument and several function keys in front of the steering wheel, the other four instruments are located in the middle of the center console, and there is a separate instrument on the side of the steering column.The front of the floor is slightly warped, so you can see that the brakes and accelerator are almost parallel to the floor, which makes it more comfortable for the driver.The first thing that attracted me when I removed the car’s shell was not the engine but the six-claw hub, with a protruding axle head reminiscent of a wooden wheel.The car is powered by bellier’s 7.2-liter 4-cylinder MDB4R diesel engine, which has a maximum power of 85 horsepower.Matched with a 4-speed manual transmission, the selected Westinghouse air brake system provides safe and reliable braking power.Side beam type frame is absolutely economical and practical and guaranteed, both before and after using multiple leaf spring suspension.The fuel tank is on the right side of the frame, the gas tank is on the left, and the rear of the car uses a high saddle.The car has a top speed of 52.4 kilometers per hour and a standard fuel consumption of 27 liters of diesel per 100 kilometers.A total of 4,736 were produced between 1948 and 1952 and shipped worldwide from the Venissieux plant.After reading the introduction of Pelier TDR7W semi truck and its logo, you have anything you want to talk about, welcome to leave a comment, also can tell me what else you want to know, xiaobian efforts for you.