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ERF: A Series

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1968. ERF A Series. Reg No: MDC 255G.
1968. ERF A Series. Reg No: MDC 255G.
1972. ERF A Series. Reg No: WTL 160K.
1972. Reg No: GBT 309L.
1973. ERF A Series. Reg No: JJN 226L.
1974. ERF A Series. Reg No: GAO 399N.
1975. ERF A Series. Reg No: GLG 139N.

Note: This is a sub-section of ERF

1972 The 34 tonne gross A series tractor unit was offered with either a 6 cylinder Cummins or a 6 or 8 cylinder Gardner engine. A 38 tonne European version was built with a Motor Panels tilting cab


MW comments on 18/01/2012: The A Series was only ever produced in any number in Articulated Tractor Unit form. There were a few A Series draw-bar four wheel (two axle) rigid lorries built, but the vast majority of four, six and all eight wheel rigid ERF's retained the pre A Series (LV) chassis technology, although some shared the 7LV A Series cab. The LV in all forms, even tractor units, continued in production alongside the A Series until the introduction of the B Series in late 1974.

Many show organisers, and indeed owners, do not actually know the difference between an ERF LV and an A series. Most assess the model type by the cab fitted, which is possible with ERF KV's, The earlier LV's, B Series, C Series, E Series etc, but the A Series referred to the Chassis technology, not the cab.

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