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Albion Chieftain
Albion Chieftain

Albion Motors of Glasgow have introduced a new range of seven-ton payload diesel trucks for home and export, the Chieftain Super Six series.

There are three haulage models, three tippers and a tractor for fifth wheel coupling, all powered by a 106 b.h.p. Leyland diesel engine. They have air- operated hydraulic brakes and recirculatory ball type steering. On test a Chieftain Super Six has returned more than 17 m.p.g., averaging 30 m.p.h. over an undulating 20-mile route. On braking tests it has stopped from 30 m.p.h. in 53ft. and from 20 m.p.h. in 27ft.

Keith Adams

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  1. We had lots of these trucks in Mauritius. They made a really tremendous ground breaking / earthquake noise when passing by! I remember the superb Albion logo at the front of the truck. They were all painted green & white. Not a single one left today here. I also think they had 8 wheels at the back instead of the 4 wheel on the pic

    • That sounds like the articulated version mentioned. Albion still exist and still make axles in Scotstoun, Glasgow.

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