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Aveling-Barford Ltd, Invicta Works, Houghton Road, Grantham, Lincs.

Thomas Aveling and Richard Porter built their first road roller in 1865 in Rochester. William Barford and Thomas Perkins produced their first roller in 1887 in Peterborough. In 1921 the founders' sons T.L. Aveling and J.G. Barford established the Agricultural and General Engineers consortium but it collapsed in 1932. Aveling-Barford Ltd was formed therefrom in 1933, relocating to Grantham (where Ruston & Hornsby had space available) and became the world's largest maker of road rollers. Production of earthmoving machinery began in 1936 and in 1967 the company was absorbed into British Leyland's Special Products Division. Nowadays Aveling-Barford RD rigid haulers are made by Norwegian dumptruck manufacturer Doosan Moxy. Barford Construction Equipment (owned by the Invictas Group) continues to manufacture Barford site dumpers at the Invicta Works.

Aveling-Barford roller

Aveling-Barford roller

Aveling-Barford roller SB5713

Aveling-Barford roller SB5713

1938 Aveling-Barford TL7860

1938 Aveling-Barford TL7860

1950 Aveling-Barford ECT872

1950 Aveling-Barford ECT872

1950 Aveling-Barford GA2 ORB977

1950 Aveling-Barford GA2 ORB977

1950 Aveling-Barford GA2 ORB977

1950 Aveling-Barford GA2 ORB977

1952 Aveling-Barford PCV400

1952 Aveling-Barford PCV400

Aveling-Barford GC

Aveling-Barford GC

Aveling-Barford roller 794JOX

Aveling-Barford roller 794JOX

Aveling-Barford roller 794JOX

Aveling-Barford roller 794JOX

Aveling-Barford roller 794JOX

Aveling-Barford roller 794JOX

1964 Aveling-Barford GA

1964 Aveling-Barford GA

Aveling-Barford roller GKJ360D

Aveling-Barford roller GKJ360D

Aveling-Barford roller GKJ360D

Aveling-Barford roller GKJ360D

Aveling-Barford roller GKJ360D

Aveling-Barford roller GKJ360D

Aveling-Barford Air-O-Matic

Aveling-Barford Air-O-Matic

1970 Aveling-Barford 690 NJT334H

1970 Aveling-Barford 690 NJT334H

1970 Aveling-Barford 690 NJT334H

1970 Aveling-Barford 690 NJT334H

1970 Aveling-Barford 690 NJT334H

1970 Aveling-Barford 690 NJT334H

1970 Aveling-Barford 690 NJT334H

1970 Aveling-Barford 690 NJT334H