Shelvoke & Drewry was a British manufacturer of specialised commercial vehicles, now defunct. It was best known for its innovative waste collection vehicles, which were once the preferred choice of municipal authorities in the UK. It also manufactured fire engines, buses and fork-lift trucks.

Shelvoke & Drewry was a British manufacturer of specialised commercial vehicles, ranging from bin lorries to fire engines and buses. Shelvoke was founded in 1922 in Letchworth, England. In 1980 Shelvoke became part of Dempster Brothers of the US and for some time its vehicles were badged as 'Shelvoke Dempster'. However, due to financial difficulties Dempster pulled out at the end of the '80s and Shelvoke was incorporated by its rival Dennis. The name Shelvoke disappeared conpletely in 1992.
Shelvoke & Drewry
Nubian Major 2 was launched in 1977 with 4x4 and 6x6 drive configurations, and ... Reynolds Boughton chassis had made their mark and Shelvoke & Drewry Marshall SPV Ltd Bernard Wilshin An Illustrated History of Fire Engines, Roger C. Mardon - 2001 - Technology & Engineering
The company had been taken over in 1961 by AEC, itself acquired by Leyland, ...
Nubian Major 2 was launched in 1977 with 4x4 and 6x6 drive configurations, ...
Reynolds Boughton chassis had made their mark and Shelvoke & Drewry were ...

When S&D ceased Fork Lift Truck production in 1974 the SPV Division was formed. In 1975 Shelvokes entered the Fire Service and Crash Tender market, in collaboration with companies such as Carmichael and Cheshire Fire Engineering.
History
History
Dennis Eagle- manufacturer of dustcarts/refuse lorries (municipal vehicles). This company also incorporated the remains of the Eagle Engineering and Shelvoke and Drewry concerns. As of the 1990s, the company was no longer a single integrated whole, but was three independent businesses which their parent company is Dennis Group plc, namely:
Dennis Fire - manufacturer of fire appliances.
Dennis Bus - manufacturer of buses and other public transport vehicles
Dennis Eagle - manufacturer of dustcarts/refuse lorries (municipal vehicles). This company also incorporated the remains of the Eagle Engineering and Shelvoke and Drewry concerns.

...a Shelvoke and Drewry Emergency Tender built on the Shelvoke WX SPV (Special Purpose Vehicle) chassis which was introduced in 1980 specifically for fire appliance type vehicles. The WX chassis was rated at 12 tons Gross Vehicle Weight. The WY chassis which was rated at 17 tons found use with many brigades who were re-chassising their Merryweather turn table ladders from the older AEC chassis, besides being used for many new 'specials' including hydraulic platforms and foam tenders.
The above appliance with Benson bodywork was supplied new to the Tyne and Wear Metropolitan Fire Brigade to replace EBB783C at the Fossway fire station in the East end of Newcastle. However its introduction into service was not straightforward, and it was over 18 months before the old Dennis ET was firmly the reserve appliance. The principle problem was that the machine drivers complained that the rear end was too light. Eventually it went back to the manufacturers to have another 2 feet of bodywork added to the rear, and a very large cast weight was fitted underneath the tail section. With this modification the ET was finally accepted.
It is fitted with a Boughton 5 ton hydraulic winch and a 10KW generator, which powers the extending lighting mast.

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