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An Introduction to Lorries of Arabia by Robert Hackford

Our new book Lorries of Arabia has been a great hit with our customers and has had extensive good reviews from the likes of Trucking Magazine, Transport News, Truck and Driver Magazine, Truck Stop News, Commercial Motor Magazine and We thought we would share a little introduction from the author, Robert Hackford, as to what you can expect from this exciting new book.

Lorries of Arabia - The Life and Times of ERF NGCs

The book, Lorries of Arabia, is all about the life and times of ERF NGCs in general and about the Middle-East examples in particular: what they looked like, how well they performed, where they ventured, what they were like to drive , what they were like to live in, and where they stood in ERF's contribution to Britains place in the history of the TIR-trail. LHD ERFs were, for me, one of the most beguiling elements in the exotic pageantry of seventies Middle-East trucking, and this particular model earned a reputation for excellent performance in the mountains, a theme that runs throughout. The vision of these magnificent machines hauling artic road-trains over the Saudi mountains in Trans Arabia livery is too exciting not to be written about. This is a tribute to ERF's world-class long-hauler and to those who drove them.

Restored ERF lorry

This NGC 420 entered service with a Belgian timber hauler called Marcel Eyckmans, where it received its registration number 7DF 44, double-drive, a chassis mounted Fassi crane behind the cab and a round-timber semi-trailer. The heavy-duty bumper assembly and ballast box were fitted by the Corbishleys when they acquired the lorry later on and restored it. It has the Cummins NTC 335 engine and a 13-speed Fuller gearbox.

For only £14.95, this book is an essential read for the enthusiast.

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