The following provides information about the Abels Historic ERF Removal Vehicle:
(ERF stands for Edwin Richard Foden, who ran the Foden truck company until a falling out in 1930 when the board disagreed with his belief that the future was in the diesel engine rather than steam boilers…)
Built in 1962 and registered in February 1963
Chassis number 11102
Previous owners include R.C. Robinson Haulage who had it stored between 2013/17 with other vintage vehicles in a barn in Lincolnshire awaiting restoration. Prior to this William Hayes Transport who were based in Walsall and for whom the vehicle was extensively shown at events.
Original owners were a company called Fine Fare Ltd which was a famous supermarket chain that became Associated British Foods.
A Gardner 120 N K 8100cc engine 64G2 with a test speed of 56mph
O/D Gear Box and a 5.6 Rear Axle
Purchased by Abels in 2017 and then commenced a nut and bolt restoration including cellulose paint and hand sign writing.