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    Posted: 07 Jun 2009 at 8:32am
Here are some more pics from Kemble. They always have a lot of autotucks.....
 
This one's a Geest...
A Bonser which was driven from Witney to Kemble and back again to be at
the show, Francis who owns the truck is our regular hero.
Comment by Frank of the Auttruck Club
 
This Bonser has the optional bumper
This looks like an Anzani....
Here's a Wrigley Truck
And another
This is a Lister autotruck with a Petter AA series engine built as a development machine..
A very nice original Lister Autotruck with JAP dry sump 600cc engine
Another Lister Autotruck with owner quite rightly looking pleased with himself.
Autotrucks were originally made by the Automower Co of Norton St. Philip, Somerset, but were taken over and made under licence by Lister. They tended to be more industrial then horticultural.
 


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Quote Charlie Replybullet Posted: 08 Jun 2009 at 4:55pm
The Anzani looks like the one I saw at Honiton Hill Rally in 2007. I sent photo's to George and he did not think Anzani made such a thing, so it could be 'home made' from an early Lawnrider/Easimow. If I remember correctly tyhe owner did not know much about it.
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Quote jim beacon Replybullet Posted: 08 Jun 2009 at 5:59pm
There were four Autotrucks at Twyford waterworks yesterday, a Lister sweeper, a Mercury, and two of the three remaining Reliance trucks.

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Quote Philipagri Replybullet Posted: 09 Jun 2009 at 6:42am
Has anyone seen the Auto Culto autotruck on ebay at the moment, that is a make of autotruck I have'nt seen before, didnt know they made them. The chap has just relisted it because nobody bid at 100. It's too far away for me, but an unusual project for someone.
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Quote jim beacon Replybullet Posted: 09 Jun 2009 at 8:07pm
I looked at it- grounds for divorce though.........

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Quote will_haggle Replybullet Posted: 10 Jun 2009 at 8:36pm
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Quote Trusty Bloke Replybullet Posted: 10 Jun 2009 at 10:14pm
 
It's certainly interesting, and would definitely compliment the Auto Culto
collection but I'll be singing Soprano if It ends up in my garage !
A drink's too wet without one ;-) - Southampton
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Quote Martin Replybullet Posted: 12 Jun 2009 at 10:47pm
 How very dare you!

There is only ONE Autotruck, the Lister Autotruck, all the others are motorised carts . I'm an ex Lister Apprentice, who for his sins  ran two Herbert junior autos making the steering rollers and the tappet guides for Lister . Also ran an old  shaper machine that planed the chasssis , and bod / engine locations  Wrigley Auto trucks indeed .

Yes they were originally built in Somerset, hence the JAP Engine on early types , not Lister powered .  Nice to see someone has a sense of humour too, putting the Alph lite engine on one . It is no wonder Listers are no more producing rubbish like the Alpha range
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Quote will_haggle Replybullet Posted: 12 Jun 2009 at 11:12pm
Apparently that was a factory development machine, Martin, it said so on the info sheet. I am aware that only Lister made Autotrucks but this is a horticultural machinery site - so I thought I'd better throw in a few of the others as well!
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Quote will_haggle Replybullet Posted: 14 Jun 2009 at 9:18am
If any members have an interest in Trucks like these here's a link to their club website.
 
 
 
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Quote will_haggle Replybullet Posted: 02 Aug 2009 at 8:41am

Photo's of another couple of trucks seen at the Blue Cross Rally, Burford, in 2006.

 
Both are Bonsers or Martin Markham..
 


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Quote sprayerman Replybullet Posted: 04 Aug 2009 at 9:15pm

I saw a couple of these for sale at the Welland rally a couple of weeks ago, one was petrol engined, the other Diesel. I thought the Diesel looked good and tidy but decided I had better stick to sprayers. Never mind singing soprano - I wouldnt be doing anything at all if the SWMBO caught me thinking this way!!!

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