Mack trucks in Sweden

Mack trucks in Sweden

Inläggav Gerlof » 04 nov 2016, 14:55

Hello truckfans in Sweden,
My name is Gerlof and I live in Holland. I'll write in English, because I don't speak Swedish. I'm sorry about that.
I'm doing research for a book about the History of Mack trucks in Europe, which I'm working on. I hope that you can help me with information and pictures of Mack trucks in Sweden and from the importers of Mack in Sweden. I know that the first Mack trucks came to Sweden after WWI. They were the famous AC models. In a brochure from Mack I found that in the 30's some new E model trucks and bodies were delivered to Sweden. I have no idea about the numbers and I never saw a picture. After WWII some ex military Mack trucks found their way to Sweden. I have no idea how much and I only have one picture of an NM model. Then I found on this forum a post from Fredrik with numbers of new Mack trucks from 1939-1953. Does anyone have a picture, or a brochure, or an advertisement about Mack in Sweden at that moment? And does anyone know if there were sold new Macks in the 70's? A lot of questions, and I really hope the Swedish fans can help me!
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Re: Mack trucks in Sweden

Inläggav Gerlof » 09 nov 2016, 14:27

This small brochure I have in my collection. It was published in 1947 by Nordiska Motor AB in Stockholm and was for the model EF. Does anyone have any information about that company?
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Re: Mack trucks in Sweden

Inläggav Gerlof » 09 nov 2016, 15:40

In a brochure of Mack in 1939 a very small piece of information about Sweden was published. It mentioned that: "progressive Sweden joins the evergrowing list of countries where new light capacity Macks are finding high favor". It also says something about model EFU. That was a Cab Over Engine model, with a very small nose. Does anyone have any information about these Swedish E model Macks?
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Re: Mack trucks in Sweden

Inläggav Per Thomson » 09 nov 2016, 18:29

From another place in this forum: http://www.veteranlastbilar.se/phpBB3/viewtopic.php?f=19&t=566
Placing timber on the weak road for a very heavy transport.

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Re: Mack trucks in Sweden

Inläggav Gerlof » 09 nov 2016, 18:47

Hi Per, thank you for this great picture! But it seems to be a Studebaker truck instead of a Mack. Can anyone else figure this out?
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Re: Mack trucks in Sweden

Inläggav S-V L44 » 09 nov 2016, 22:17

That is, as you say, most likely a Studebaker K-series truck from late 1930s or early 1940s.
Those K-series did exist in Sweden, but were not very common, at least not in the southern regions.
The latter M-series (M16, M17) from the time after WW II were much more common, and Studebaker heavy trucks were sold in Sweden until around 1960.

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Re: Mack trucks in Sweden

Inläggav Per Thomson » 10 nov 2016, 09:24

Ok, tack för rättningen! :)
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Re: Mack trucks in Sweden

Inläggav Gerlof » 15 nov 2016, 12:02

Hi truckfans,
I still hope that somebody can tell me more about Nordiska Motor AB in Stockholm .
Was it an official Mackdealer after World War II?
Any information in welcome!
Greetings,
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Re: Mack trucks in Sweden

Inläggav Gerlof » 18 okt 2017, 11:18

Hi truckfans,
Does anyone have any information about the company A.B. Biltill Behor, or the company Mack Import A.B? According to information from the Mack archive this company/or these companies are/were the Mack distributors in Sweden during 1938-1939. Any information is welcome!
Greetings, Gerlof

By google translate:
Hej truckfans,
Har någon information om företaget A.B. Biltill Behor, eller företaget Mack Import A.B? Enligt information från Macks arkiv är detta företag eller dessa företag Macks distributörer i Sverige under 1938-1939. Eventuell information är välkommen!
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Re: Mack trucks in Sweden

Inläggav S-V L44 » 18 okt 2017, 13:53

It should be noted that Mack never was a particularly common truck in Sweden.
Some US truck makers, e.g. General Motors (Chevrolet, GMC, Oldsmobile), Chrylser Corp (Dodge, De Soto, Fargo, Plymouth), Ford and International had local assembly in Sweden.
So these trucks are very common on Swedish roads between e.g. late 1930s to late 1950s.
Manufacturers like e.g. Mack, Diamond T, Studebaker, Federal, FWD, Indiana, White and others were sold in much less numbers than the ones mentioned above.

Gerlof, do you have any idea where in Sweden AB Biltillbehör (free translation car parts) and Mack Import AB were actually located?
Those 22 Mack trucks model year 1939-1952 that I have found detailed information about were registered in those parts of Sweden marked by orange colour.

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Det måste poängteras att Mack inte var speciellt vanligt förekommande i Sverige.
Vissa amerikanska lastbilstillverkare, t.ex. GM (Chevrolet, GMC, Oldsmobile), Chrysler (Dodge, De Soto, Fargo, Plymouth), Ford och International hade lokaltillverkning (sammansättning) i Sverige.
Därför är dessa märken väldigt vanligt förekommande på de svenska vägarna t.ex. under perioden sent 1930-tal till sent 1950-tal.
Lastbilstillverkare såsom t.ex. Mack, Diamond T, Studebaker, Federal, FWD, Indiana, White m.fl. såldes i mindre antal än de ovannämnda.

Gerlof, vet du var i Sverige AB Biltillbehör och Mack Import AB var lokaliserade?
Alla de 22 Mack-lastbilarna årsmodell 1939-1952 som jag hittills funnit har varit registrerade i de län som jag markerat med orange färg.

Egentligen stämmer inte kartan helt eftersom den är alltför modern.
Jag har hittills bara funnit Mack i M-län i Skåne, inte L-län.
Samma med Västra Götaland, bara i O-län, inte P- och R-län)


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Re: Mack trucks in Sweden

Inläggav Gerlof » 18 okt 2017, 21:51

Hi Kjell,
the information in the Mack archive only had the names of the companies and unfortunaly not the names of the cities in which they were located. I hope to find out where it was. It also said that in 1938 a number of 13 Macks were shipped to Sweden.
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Inläggav S-V L44 » 18 okt 2017, 22:27

Gerlof,
Please have a look at this : viewtopic.php?f=12&t=6126
The first picture is showing a truck that has crashed against a tree.
Is that truck is a Mack or is it an International or a Diamond T?

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Re: Mack trucks in Sweden

Inläggav Gerlof » 20 okt 2017, 00:33

Hi Kjell,
I don't think it's a Mack. The cab and the hood are a little different then the Mack E models. Let's hope we will find more pictures of Swedish Mack trucks!
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Re: Mack trucks in Sweden

Inläggav S-V L44 » 21 okt 2017, 13:08

Gerlof, here are a couple of Mack AC:s (?) that were in use in the Stockholm area.
I have not yet found any Mack trucks in southern Sweden that are produced before 1939. However there are some in Denmark, Aarhus Oliefabrik.

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Belastningstest av Stora Essingebron 1928
https://stockholmskallan.stockholm.se/post/9304

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Re: Mack trucks in Sweden

Inläggav Gerlof » 22 okt 2017, 01:54

Hi Kjell,
These are really great pictures! The model is indeed AC. These trucks came to Europe during World War I and were left behind by the US army. If these are newly sold, or surplus army trucks is not for sure. Does anyone know more of these trucks in Sweden?
The second picture: does the subscription mean it was a test of how much weight that bridge could handle?
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