Remember when going scotch (if from the south), or going down to the smoke ( if from the north), was long distance,
when middle east work was readily available?.
When a 111 or F89 meant you were truly the king of the road
Recall those companies long gone, where every day was an adventure?
What ever happened to those drivers you spent hours with.. where did they go? and recollect on those characters in the industry sadly no longer with us.
This forum is for us all to indulge in a little nostalgia and remember with rose coloured glasses how much better it was in the olden days
have another ,they are great for young drivers who don't know any different ,Chris who drives this one says don't give me the daf I don't like using the clutch.as far as he knows its a modern automatic ha ha.
Sadler Tankers ran quite a few EC10 & EC11 models, M reg like these two and then later on R & T reg.Both sleeper and day cab versions.
I drove about ten of them during my time at Sadlers, usually as holiday relief, my 'own' tractor unit was a DAF 95 which was a good tool but every time I got an ERF I didn't want to give it back. I loved them and in my next job got an EC11. Here's a photo of me tipping gas oil at GB fuels Gateshead probably in 1998. Regards, Mizzo.
One I had which did all it said on the can and kept up with all the big Volvos and Scanias we had and didn't
Go rusty. It had a big Cummins and a 13 speed fuller road ranger .
'He who seeks revenge should remember to dig two graves'
I always thought both the E series and EC were fine trucks....robust,easy to maintain,economical and good performers, and most of all, very easy to keep on the road. It's a shame production in the UK ceased....I remember at the time hoping someone like JCB would take it over and make both the brand & the product stronger. Was the ECX not an improvement on the EC? I know they had a few teething problems but having recently driven a few well worked ECX's, they are still a fine truck.
Funny enough, I still think there is a niche market for a modern truck range like the ERF EC/ECX in todays market.
'Hello Drive.... What weight are you today then?....15 stone the last time I weighed myself officer'
this ec12 410 retired in 2005 with its owner with only 300'000ks as a life long cummins fan I have to say this engine is far better on fuel and is a lot smoother it will give any cummins a run for its money,although its a different driving style the rolls loves to rev as there is no bottom end guts unlike the cummins which loves destroying the transmission pulling at low revs
Hey, was a ERF more expensive as a Europian and why were the sell figures so low in the '80s and '90's. Beause if you see them here why couldn't they match the Europians. I think that sell figures too low to survive so casts too high to compete,and no service points outside England.
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