Weight of an 86 Inch Series 1

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Offline tannebri

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Weight of an 86 Inch Series 1
- Mar 25, 2009 - 16:51
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Quick Question what is the weight of a 86 Inch series1. Its a Petrol Tilt.

I read somewhere it's about 1000Kg is that correct

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Re: Weight of an 86 Inch Series 1
Reply #1 - Mar 25, 2009 - 17:02
According to my Instruction Manual

1955-58 86 and 88 Basic
Weight (running, with water, oil, 5 gallons of petrol)     2,740 lbs or 1,243 kg

1955-58 86 and 88 Station Wagon
Weight (running, with water, oil, 5 gallons of petrol)     2,968 lbs or 1,346 kg



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Re: Weight of an 86 Inch Series 1
Reply #2 - Mar 25, 2009 - 17:03
I've just been looking for the same info.
80"=1184kg
86"=1353kg
No info given for 88" which is what I was looking for,but I'm guessing another 50- 100kg perhaps?
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Re: Weight of an 86 Inch Series 1
Reply #3 - Mar 25, 2009 - 17:04
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Thanks I can bring it home on the works van. That will save me hiring a trailler.

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Re: Weight of an 86 Inch Series 1
Reply #4 - Mar 25, 2009 - 18:20
I would have thought the 88 and 86 were identical. Is not the only difference that the front axle is moved forward 2 Inch's to accomidate the Deisel engine sump.

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Re: Weight of an 86 Inch Series 1
Reply #5 - Mar 31, 2009 - 15:54
My Dads 86in tilt weighed 1ton 3cwt exact (1168kg?) acording to the last weighbridge entry in its old buff logbook.  Before 1970 when it was still fitted with a rear PTO it weighted 1ton 4cwt (1219kg?).  Don't know what state it was in during weighing but as it was weighted at 1ton 4cwt exact a number of times they must have been doing something consistant about it.  I think Rover do it with half a tank of fuel.  Its romoured dads has a grease stuffed chassis (done by original owner when new) so might be slightly heavyer than normal, but its still not alot, certainly when compaired to a modern hatchback!  I think that helps explain why series 1's can hapilly trundle across muddy fields with surprisingly unagressive tyres where a fully prepped defender would sink.

Last time I took my 88 Station Wagon to the scrap yard it weighed out at about 1620kg, can't remember how much fuel it had at the time, the load bed was resionably empty, 205R16 tyres.  There is a simular weight printed on the V5C (in the field where modern vehicles state their gross weight!).  Its 2.25 diesel powered so I'd emagine that'd add a good 100kg over the 2.0 petrol?

There won't be much in it between an 88 and 86, the 88in has a slightly longer bonnet and wings (1in?), and the front prop is obveously slightly longer too, total chassis length is of couse unchanged.  Probubly the other noteable difference is the steering box, do they weight different?  What about the later style doortops and rear tub surports (1956model 86in onwards)  Could they cansel eachother?  Eather way I don't think its gonna make much difference.

 

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