Scammell 100 Tonner

Scammell 100 Tonner and other low loaders

This page contains links to a number of websites and details of  heavy haulage vehicles.

Two short black and white films made by British Pathe Ltd show KD 9168 being used both empty  and also carrying the 53 ton rudder of the steamship 'Berengaria' . 

Pathe Film1      

Pathe Film 2

Scammell 100 Tonner Main Article in Heritage Commercials, March 2003

Milestones of Heavy Haulage - 1929  from the website of Michael Bammel.

Vulcan Foundry Cine Film -  The film clip was shown at the bottom right of that page.

British Commercial Vehicle Museum ~ K9168  This vehicle exhibited at this museum in Leyland, Lancashire until recently for more than 30 years.

This view of KD 9168 is entitled 'East Lancs Road'.


This is another image of this heavy duty low-loader in the colours of Edward Box & Co


 Another view of the same vehicle presumably at Liverpool Docks judging by the adjacent ship.


This time the shows KD 9168 in the livery of Marston Road Services.

The 100 Tonner occasionally carried other loads such s this large boiler.


 This fine picture was painted by Mike Jeffries, 63 Windmill Hill, Brixham, Torbay, Devon, TQ5 9SD.

He can also be contacted via email at

John Donaldson-Hudson also applied for patents for other low-loader vehicles, and details of these will be included at a later date.

Patent application number 463510  was made on the 29th February 1936 and the complete specification was accepted on the 1st April 1937. This related to Improvements in or relating to Trailer Vehicles. An original printed copy of this application was obtained  on the 13th May 2010 and can be viewed here (Add Link)

One of these vehicles is shown below in Leeds, in the livery of Edward Box & Co. Ltd.

 This low-loader is very similar in design to the Scammell 100 Tonner apart from the front of the low-loader resting on its own bogie.

The original Scammell tractor unit manufactured in 1927 has recently been put on the market by Dean Hudson, the son of the late owner. It had been displayed in the British Commercial Vehicle Museum in Leyland, Lancashire for over 30 years and since it came back to the Hudson family it has bben lovingly restored. It should be remembered that the present owners have no connection with the Donaldson-Hudson family who owned the vehicle in the 1940's before nationalisation of the road freight industry. Further pictures can be seen at this website 1927 Scammell 100 Ton Tractor - KD9168

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