Bedford MJR 4 X 4 - help needed

#1
Hey I have a bedford MJR 4 x 4 ive had her for a few months now and given her a good drive and now i have some questions:
I fully serviced her, the front propshaft is removed but ican only manage 45 MPH. Is this standard or am i missing something!? The truck has only been used for cable laying for Hampshire county council - any advice would be gatefully recieved - thanks
 
#2
Thanks for your reply, i noticed most military MK/MJ's have single wheel rear axle's mine has twin wheels - is this just for extra load carrying capacity?
PLease excuse my lack of knowledge but i have alot to learn about her!
 
#3
And can anyone tell me if theres any good places to get spares - tyres propshafts etc - we are based in Somerset and there doesnt seem to be much around here - thanks
 
#4
milley said:
Hey I have a bedford MJR 4 x 4 ive had her for a few months now and given her a good drive and now i have some questions:
I fully serviced her, the front propshaft is removed but ican only manage 45 MPH. Is this standard or am i missing something!? The truck has only been used for cable laying for Hampshire county council - any advice would be gatefully recieved - thanks
I would have thought that was quick for a Bedford :lol: : Seriously, they were not designed for speed so between 45 to 55 is what you should expect.
Have you any idea what are you getting as MPG?
 
#5
Like most Bedford Trucks, MJ & MK models were available with a vast list of options of which wheels and tyres (and springs) was but a small part. It was claimed that the Bedford Truck factory could build a different vehicle for a year and never build two the same!
J and K designations were engine variants. The J engine is a standard diesel engine whereas the K engine specification was designed to run on 'multi-fuels' and had a change-over setting on the fuel injection pump.
Most MKs were built specifically for the MOD and followed a general standard list of options - including single-wheel off-road tyres. These tyres are well-suited to 'mud-plugging' but not the tyre of choice for on-road driving. Some MKs had winches built-in (and some were left-hand drive). Most military cabs had roof hip-rings and racks for small-arms (that's 'rifles').
Many MJs were built for utility companies and equipment varied. Some specified single-wheel off-road tyres.
You will find a plate (probably in the cab either on the door pillar or wheel-arch) that will specify allowable axle loads.
 

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