ERF’s E Series of trucks has always been one of its least popular, though that’s not to suggest that the lorries are poor quality. Rather the E Series simply lacked driver appeal, being some of the basic trucks on the market. Around the time of the ERF E Series’ official release in the 1980s, continental trucks from DAF, Volvo and Scania were gaining a following among bigger haulage firms due to their versatility and the extra features they came equipped with.
The ERF E Series trucks for sale on TruckLocator.co.uk today are the definition of cheap and cheerful. Not at all pricey to buy; still cheap to run; and still reasonably reliable; there are worse trucks around. However, the E Series was replaced by the EC in 1993, so the majority of ERF E Series trucks are at least 20 years old and will have significant mileage on the clock already.
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ERF E Series E12.290 RECOVERY TRUCK
1990 | Recovery Vehicle
ERF E12 4x2 DAY CAB EATON GEAR BOX BREAKDOWN TRUCK GARDNER ENGINE 12700cc ENGINE 6 CYLINDER CALL RICHARD 07815 564541 TONY 07979 510216
If you’re considering one of ERF’s E Series of trucks there are a few things to note before you go any further: most of the lorries in the range are at least 20 years old, and they didn’t have a great deal of gadgets in the first place. If you’re fine with that, you’ll be pleased to know that the E Series are very cheap to buy; relatively cheap to run; and still reliable, even after all this time.
There are several axle configurations available, with the 4x2 and 6x2 axles being the most common (and usually the cheapest to buy). The engines are good, but noisy; typically featuring the 8300cc diesel engines in most of the used trucks for sale on TruckLocator.co.uk. Not too thirsty, and no more likely to break down than some newer trucks; the engines are one of the better features in what is essentially a ‘gaffer’s truck’ – no frills.
The E Series are not the best long term investments – they’re already quite old, and the trucks that replaced them (try the DAF 65) are more versatile. However, if you’re looking for something very cheap (almost under-priced) and relatively reliable, it’s still worth viewing the E Series and making up your own mind.
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