Launch Vehicle

The Mary Taylor Valtra T140 tractor was ordered on the 14th October 2014 and was on station in July 2015 after it’s marinisation by Jas P Wilson. The marinisation involved a complete strip down of the existing structure

The tractor was named after Mary Taylor who left a sum of £92,000 as a bequest to the Lifeboat with the intention of it being used to purchase a new Launch vehicle. The story of Mary’s incredible generosity is here.

Sidmouth Herald’s acticle to announce the arrival of Mary Taylor.

See details of the Mary Taylor below.
Jas P Wilson’s description of work completed on the Valtra T140.
Valtra T140 Dimensions and Engine key stats.
Weight: 12,458 lbs [5650 kg]
Wheelbase: 108.3 inches [275 cm]
Length: 202.8 inches [515 cm]
Height: 116.5 inches [295 cm]
4WD turn radius: 36.7 feet [11.2 m]
Gears: 12 forward and reverse
Sisu Diesel 66ETA
– intercooled turbocharged diesel
– 6-cylinder
– liquid-cooled
– 402.6 ci [6.6 L]
Bore/Stroke: 4.252×4.724 inches [108 x 120 mm]
Power (gross): 145 hp [108.1 kW]
Cooling system: viscous fan
Rated RPM: 1800
Torque: 486.8 lb-ft [660.1 Nm]
Torque RPM: 1200
Fuel tank capactiy: 165 L