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Mack » NM with Leyland cab

After the World War 2, many military trucks Mack NM remained in the UK. Numerous of ex-war NM trucks were re-furbished into a commercial modifications by installation of cabs from Leyland trucks. Then, the re-cabbed trucks were working as a tow trucks (Strathpeffer operator), wreckers (Helmsdale-based Rapsons), snowploughs (Aberdeenshire County Council), etc. Probably, most of the trucks were modified by the Mack Trucks Great Britain Ltd, of Barking Essex. In addition to local cabs, the trucks received AEC, Leyland, or Hercules engines.

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  1. Dave Smith
    2011-04-27 23:09:54

    apart from the white one all the rest are ex Aberdeenshire they were sent down to AEC in Southall to be re engined with AEC 691 & AEC gear boxes the last photo of the yellow one with plough is in Alford transport museum in Aberdeenshire which I am working on meantime

  2. Bernard Sadler
    2012-02-02 17:12:56

    I worked at Mack trucks (Barking) for about 7 years in the late fifties to early sixties as a welder. It would take some weeks to strip down a ex US army truck rebuilding repainting, it would then be driven to Scotland by Jock Black sometimes without a cab in winter. Interested to see if there are any other workers still around.

  3. Gerlof Buurman
    2012-09-17 00:53:09

    Hello mr. Sadler, can you give me some more information about Mack trucks in Barking? Do you know how many vehicles ths company had rebuild? Where they all of the NM model. Did they also sold new Mack trucks? Every information is very welcome.

  4. Alex Saville
    2013-02-21 02:05:50

    The images of Rapsons Mack are my images and my copyright.
    You dont have my permission to use them.
    Please remove them immediately!

  5. D. Smith
    2014-09-23 19:24:41

    The two photos of Macks in snow are mine but I do not mind them being shown

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