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Acco/ Atkinson and inters… 13 Dec 2021 20:45 #229424

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.While i understand the setup as far as weight distribution goes............

If the legs were down on anything but a super solid surface they are just going
to disappear out of sight when the load comes onto them ............
Not much use then ............

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Acco/ Atkinson and inters… 13 Dec 2021 21:24 #229428

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Acco/ Atkinson and inters… 14 Dec 2021 08:43 #229447

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.While i understand the setup as far as weight distribution goes............

If the legs were down on anything but a super solid surface they are just going
to disappear out of sight when the load comes onto them ............
Not much use then ............

..................Billy.................


From what I know these were purpose made for carting mineral sands I believe and tipping was carried out at the processing plant or maybe batching plants dunno

The photo I had of it tipped was on a concrete slab that may of been a batching plant or processing plant
Might of even been a Atkinsion add as the truck was the star in the photo
Cant remember now, its over 5 minutes ago

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Acco/ Atkinson and inters… 14 Dec 2021 16:00 #229461

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Kept looking at the photo of the Atki with the tipper, partition 2/3 way down the body ( carry two different products in one load??).
Suppose having a rigid tipping frame, way that its loaded in that shot, still pretty stable over the front two trlr axles.
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Acco/ Atkinson and inters… 24 Dec 2021 20:02 #229828

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Was having a discussion recently about ACCOs and Old Mate said that the 2nd A in AACO was named after the production line at the plant. What says you?
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Acco/ Atkinson and inters… 24 Dec 2021 20:24 #229829

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Acco/ Atkinson and inters… 24 Dec 2021 20:43 #229831

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I tend to think AACO stands for Australian A (Line) Cab Over, to distinguish it from the AA Line conventional models at the same time.

The AB Line (conventional) came and went, but AACO didn't change to ACCO until the introduction of the C Line conventional.

From then ACCO stuck, and then went through the A,B,C,D, etc.,etc., Series suffixes in the tilt cabs.

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Acco/ Atkinson and inters… 24 Dec 2021 20:57 #229833

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My take and I realize its wrong but makes sense to me so maybe chinese whispers has corrupted the truth, dunno

AACO Australian Army Cab Over
ACCO Australian Civilian Cab Over

As far as IH naming goes,

If its only a number on farm implements its Yanky

46 Baler is a American small Square Baler, I have never seen these in Australia
B46 British made small square that we had by the bucket loads
Now GA

GA, Geelong Australia, there was a long list of farm implements sold in Australia with the prefix of GA, these were made at you guessed it Ge-town (Geelong Australia)

This changed in the late 60s early 70s and became just A for Australian made

But then again as you all know, I dont know my ass from my elbow

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Acco/ Atkinson and inters… 24 Dec 2021 21:11 #229836

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I can see your reasoning Paul, but i don't think the Army models were ever actually called AACO at the time, but MK1, Mk 3, Mk 4, Mk 5, etc., and the civilian models arrived before the ACCO name appeared.

As for IHA machinery, are you sure it is GA and not GL? Many many models of machines had a GL prefix, but i have not encountered GA, unless that was for Gaston who made a lot of machines for IHA early on?

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Acco/ Atkinson and inters… 24 Dec 2021 21:29 #229838

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I have the Army manual and nowhere is there any mention of AACO or ACCO

The only International serial is the engine type AGD 282

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