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“I've not seen this Mike Jeffries picture before. Pleased to find it. The Beer Lorry has arrived, no Real Ale sadly”

The Mammoth Major Mark V by Mike Jeffries Introduced in 1958 by A.E.C. to replace the trusty Mark III (there was never a Mark IV) and featured many new features including more powerful engines, new cab, improved brakes on all four axles (previously the second steering axle was unbraked!), a choice of rear suspension (two leaf fully articulated or four leaf) and better weight distribution by setting back the front axles. The striking yellow and white livery of Shell/BP was introduced in the…

The Mammoth Major Mark V Introduced in 1958 by A. to replaced the Mark III and featured many new features including more powerful engines, new cab, improved brakes on all four axle

AEC Mammoth Major

AEC was a British vehicle manufacturer which built buses, motorcoaches and lorries from 1912 until The abbreviation stood for Associated Equipment Company, but this name was hardly ever used; instead it traded under the AEC and ACLO brands.

At the 1958 Commercial Motor Show AEC debuted their new Mk V eight-wheeler to replace their market leader Mk III [for some unknown reason there was never a Mk IV]. The MkV had many improvements over its predecessors with new engines, new cab, set back front axles, improved brakes and a new rear bogie, but the old MkIII continued to sell alongside its new stablemate for a further 18 months or so until production of these famous models ceased in 1960.

“OSD 32 is an AEC Mk.V 8 legger carrying cable drums. Another gem by Mike Jeffries.

https://flic.kr/p/LLA2v1 | William Butler & Co (Bristol) Ltd | AEC Mammoth…

https://flic.kr/p/LLA2v1 | William Butler & Co (Bristol) Ltd | AEC Mammoth…

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