The 9.6 litre diesel AEC engine bursts into life on the touch of the button. Air brakes work, excellent! I can stop and it’s got a fully functioning racket hand brake that works a treat. Ten ton Turner winch works but needs a new brake pad. All is fine for the old girls age but the cab, well what can you say, it’s had a working life, needs some TLC and ash woodwork, probably some lights (horn works) and some of the dials don’t work. However a big plus it has power steering, would be a beast without it!!!! Ah, the pneumatic windscreen wipers need attention, a bit intermittent.
PS If anyone knows about these vehicles (much like the AEC Matador) I would be interested to hear from you especially if you know the plans for the wood work on the cab.