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Acco/ Atkinson and inters… 09 Dec 2021 10:56 #229207

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Hey guys
Sorry if there’s already a thread.
I did try searching but no luck.

I have a real soft spot for the old accos and glass cab Atkinsons.
Also love a big banger T line.

Just curious if we can get some pics of em flowing.. so we can all ogle as they rust in front of our eyes.. lol

Here’s some I found while looking..

What was the rolls Royce of inters/Atkinson??

Best specced? Biggest of bangers??

Really I just love the simplicity of them and enjoy trawling through pics…
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Acco/ Atkinson and inters… 09 Dec 2021 11:07 #229209

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Top pictured truck has the 8LXB Gardner Im pretty sure

3408 Cat I think was the biggest motor available for them

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Acco/ Atkinson and inters… 09 Dec 2021 12:45 #229211

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Mecho Plant Hire ( photo put up here previously by Swishy) had a big p/m set up as a float, Crummins powered with Kirkstall Omega diffs, big jigger in its day

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Acco/ Atkinson and inters… 09 Dec 2021 12:46 #229212

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3070 Eagle was the "rolls royce" of the ACCO line up.

The late Mk3 Atkinsons were the nicest/flashest of all the fibreglass cabs.

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Acco/ Atkinson and inters… 09 Dec 2021 22:03 #229239

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I think the KT450 Cummins was the largest ever fitted as standard in the Atkinson.
1975 Atkinson, 180HP 6LXB Gardner, RTO910, 34000lb Rockwell on camelback
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Acco/ Atkinson and inters… 09 Dec 2021 22:28 #229241

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I think you are correct Oilman.

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Acco/ Atkinson and inters… 10 Dec 2021 03:54 #229247

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Here's a pic of the fibreglass cab that came from Oz in the 60's being unpacked at the Atkinson factory at Preston.



Here's the completed chassis at the Commercial Motor Show in 1968



A year later carrying coal to the power station



And a couple more in Oz


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Acco/ Atkinson and inters… 10 Dec 2021 20:26 #229283

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Thanks guys …
And awesome pics grandad

I really would love an early Atkinson they are such a great looking truck

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Acco/ Atkinson and inters… 10 Dec 2021 23:42 #229289

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Late 1974 half sleeper, or late 1979/80 full sleeper are my favourites.

The improvement in driver "friendliness" is quite noticeable from Mk2 to Mk3, along with bigger and better standard mechanical specs. I'm afraid i haven't had anything to do with a Mk1.

And there were still many refinements made during the time of the Mk3 that made the last ones a really comfortable truck, although you still have to duck your head to look out the side windows!

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Acco/ Atkinson and inters… 11 Dec 2021 07:17 #229300

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I think it was only the one demonstrator that went to the UK. Climbing around like a monkey to get in the cab was never going to catch on in a country where the norm was easy access.
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