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Pathe 1964 Commercial Motor Show

Post #1 by essexpete » Sat Feb 01, 2020 3:28 pm

Found this interesting, pity there is not a commentary :https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EEY2lx5ALxY

The Atkinson (Gauardsman I believe) was a bit modern looking for Atkinson!
The Leyland Ergomatic cab must have seen must have seemed revolutionary when you think the Ford stand still had the 50s Trader. The seats in the ,s old Leyland were a bit more comfy looking than Dad's old Mercury.
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Post #2 by Jeremy Rowland » Sat Feb 01, 2020 8:46 pm

Nice one Pete :thumbup: I think the Atki Guardsman had a steel cab if memory serves me correctly. :think:

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Post #3 by hair bear » Sat Feb 01, 2020 11:32 pm

We had a Lynx tipper with an ergomatic cab, 'G' reg I think. I was absolutely certain that the cab didn't tilt and access was via the engine cover in the cab. It was so unreliable it didn't last a year with us and for the amount of times it had fitters crawling all over it I don't ever recall seeing the cab tilted.

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Re: Pathe 1964 Commercial Motor Show

Post #4 by FOWLER MAN » Sun Feb 02, 2020 12:10 am

hair bear wrote:We had a Lynx tipper with an ergomatic cab, 'G' reg I think. I was absolutely certain that the cab didn't tilt and access was via the engine cover in the cab. It was so unreliable it didn't last a year with us and for the amount of times it had fitters crawling all over it I don't ever recall seeing the cab tilted.


Hi Rob,
I ran some Leyland Octopus tippers and a Bison, all with Ergo cabs and I can assure you they were tilt cabs and access to the engine was easy.
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Post #5 by hair bear » Sun Feb 02, 2020 1:38 am

Thanks Fred, learning all the time!


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Post #6 by essexpete » Sun Feb 02, 2020 8:55 pm

There were a few levels or standards with the Ergo cab from what I have read. A few were sent out as non tilt. Some cabs were so called deluxe and had more fitments and apparently a double skin for better insulation in parts of the cab. Then later on there was the High Datum cab.

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Post #7 by XS650 » Sun Feb 02, 2020 11:13 pm

Dunno what Ergo's were like to use but they must have looked very modern back then as they still do not look that dated today 56 years later.IMHO :)
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Re: Pathe 1964 Commercial Motor Show

Post #8 by essexpete » Mon Feb 03, 2020 12:42 pm

I am not a driver but I did spend some time in an Ergo as a school boy. There were many good things about the cab in the mid 60s when it was introduced but it was not quite a modern as the Ford D series or Dodge tilt cab. The engine cover was very intrusive, possibly due to most of the engines being considerably larger than the Ford and Dodge. (Ford of course tilted the engines slightly and both used V8s for more hp) The AEC Mercury that Dad ran from 69 to 73 was a cracking truck pound for pound.
As the cab aged, like many pressed steel designs from the 60s and 70s, they rusted heavily.


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