Old AECs on the A12 by pass near Chelmsford

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Old AECs on the A12 by pass near Chelmsford

Post #1 by essexpete » Thu Aug 13, 2020 1:31 pm

https://youtu.be/oXnvhbC6UYE
Not sure if this has been on before.


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Re: Old AECs on the A12 by pass near Chelmsford

Post #2 by Jeremy Rowland » Thu Aug 13, 2020 9:28 pm

Pete I mean't to post a link to this myself as I only came across it a day or so ago, I can't recall if it's already on here or not, there is more than one video so well worth a look. :thumbup:

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Re: Old AECs on the A12 by pass near Chelmsford

Post #3 by XS650 » Sat Aug 15, 2020 9:24 am

Like it :thumbup:

Despite old kit quite a well organised muck shift with everything on the move and minimum loading time.
The AEC's had already had one tough life with Wimpeys!

Notice the number of Renault 4 vans , these were issued to Cementation engineers to save money over Land Rovers. Bean counters reckoned they just needed something with good ground clearance most of the time , bet they soon wrecked them !
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Re: Old AECs on the A12 by pass near Chelmsford

Post #4 by essexpete » Sat Aug 15, 2020 1:57 pm

Well I am not so sure Craig? We used to see a lot of French farmers hammering little vans. Cheap to buy and run. How many would one Land rover have bought?
The old AEC Mammoth Majors were a proper piece of kit by the look of them. They look like they have had severe beatings but still kept going grossly overloaded.

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Re: Old AECs on the A12 by pass near Chelmsford

Post #5 by XS650 » Sat Aug 15, 2020 6:15 pm

You could be right, probably nicer to drive as well .
Think they were designed like the 2CV 'to carry four passengers with a tray of eggs across a ploughed field without breaking them '
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