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#1 by Sheldonboy , Thu Mar 18, 2010 5:29 am

Pickfords for the real heavy jobs, started with Donkeys I understand

http://www.pickfords.co.uk/pickfords-history

Albion lorries always worked well.

http://rides.webshots.com/album/550601365zhJkUJ
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Albion...ugust,_2008.jpg


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#2 by phil ( deleted ) , Thu Mar 18, 2010 9:42 am

We always ran Bedfords TK's KM's & TL's. In forty years don't think we had any great problems with them. When near retiring my Uncle started looking for a vintage lorry to mess around with in his retirement. I could never work out why but he bought an Austin K2. I asked why he hadn't bought a Bedford and he just replied that he had seen enough of them. Mind you he was always more hands on with the transport than I.

Now if I had been inclined that way, then these are the sort of vehicle I would have been after.

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#3 by Sheldonboy , Fri Mar 19, 2010 7:08 am

When I worked at the pub I sometimes went with my mate. He drove a Mandator (AEC I think) It was the noisiest damn thing on the road. Although we were only about two feet apart we had to really shout at each other.


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#4 by phil ( deleted ) , Fri Apr 02, 2010 4:50 pm

Before we had the LWB Rover pick up, we had a Commer Karrier tipper a little Bantam similar to the one in the photo. We used it like a pick up truck because it wasn't much bigger and couldn't carry much more of a load. Like Uncle Dave's vintage Austin we could carry it about on the back of one of the other trucks.

I thought it was a wonderful little truck and hated to see it go when we had the Land Rover.

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#5 by Sheldonboy , Sun Apr 04, 2010 5:55 am

Phil I notice your Commer truck had the engine in the cab. Was it noisy some similar vehicles I have been in usually were?


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#6 by phil ( deleted ) , Sun Apr 04, 2010 3:28 pm

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A little noisy depending on the insulation and age of the vehicle, but it was warm in the winter.

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#7 by Voltman , Tue Apr 06, 2010 7:50 am

I used to drive around in a Commer Van.
It broke down once in a rainstorm due to water in the distributor. We just sat there in the dry while I took it apart and dried it out. The rain was running like a river under the van. We were away again in a few minutes and no one got wet.
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#8 by phil ( deleted ) , Tue Apr 06, 2010 7:29 pm

We used to have a Commer Van as a crew vehicle. While they were quite a good tool, I could never get used to having nothing in front of me. The chap that drove it was like a maniac. I don't think he knew the meaning of the word fear. I have been sitting in the front of the van while he was driving up the motorway at 70 mp.h. less than a foot away from the vehicle in front. I could have leaned out of the side window and touched the vehicle in front. I travelled with him in the van as little as possible.

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#9 by phil ( deleted ) , Thu Apr 22, 2010 2:04 pm

Perhaps being in the transport game for most of my life has turned me against lorries as unlike my uncle I have no great affection for them. Not even vintage ones as I have said before I think. But these are a different kettle of fish, its strange because trains, tractors and rollers hold no fascination for me. These however are just great.

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#10 by Sheldonboy , Sat May 01, 2010 9:01 pm

Brilliant Phil I would imagine that they took someone special to drive them.


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