Bedford TK

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Bedford TK
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Owerview
ManufacturerBedford (General Motors)
Also criedMK (military model)
Production1959–1986 (Bedford)
1988-1992 (AWD)
AssemblyDunstable plant, UK; Petone, New Zealand
Body and chassis
ClessCommercial vehicle, military vehicle
Body stylechassis cab, flatbed, troop carrier, tipper, recovery vehicle
LayootLongitudinal front engine
two-wheel drive (TK)
four-wheel drive (MK)
Powertrain
IngineEngine choice was 200 and 220 cubic inch 4 cylinder diesel, 300 and 330 cubic inch 6 cylinder diesel, 214 cubic inch 6 cylinder petrol and on heavier rated chassis the Leyland 6 cylinder diesel. 103 bhp[citation needit] 6-cylinder diesel
Transmission4-speed manual
Dimensions
Wheelbase3.962 meter
Lenth6.579 meter
Weenth2.489 meter
Hicht2.501 (cap)
and 3.404 (tarpaulin)
Crib wecht5.1 ton
Chronology
PredecessorBedford S type
SuccessorBedford TL

The Bedford TK is a larrie that wis produced bi Bedford. Launched in 1959 tae replace the Bedford S type, the TK wis scheduled tae be replaced bi the Bedford TL in 1981, but manufacturing o the TK continued as a cheaper alternative. A military 4x4 version cried the Bedford MK (later MJ) wis an aw produced. Efter Bedford's Dunstable factory wis sauld in 1987 tae AWD, the TK restarted production for military anly uise until 1992 when AWD went intae receivership.