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Canada had quite a few truckmakers including Western Star, Hayes, Pacific, Sicard, Peninsula, Rubber Railway Company (RRC) and Canada Leyland.

Scot trucks were produced from May 1972 to May 1980 by a small Canadian truckmaker called Atlantic Truck Manufacturing located in Debert, Nova Scotia. The company was a subsidiary of conglomerate J.D. Irving Limited.

Although total production only reached 1,155 units, they were a common sight in eastern Canada.

Scot began in 1972 as an assembled truckmaker using the Ford Louisville cab, and fiberglass hoods from Abco (Atlantic Bridge Co. - although they actually hadn't built bridges in years)

The Scot A1H (and A1HD) was the only Scot model which used out-sourced cabs (the Ford Louisville cab). By 1977, Scot was designing and producing its own cabs, including both conventional (with an integral sleeper option) and cab-over-engine (COE) versions.

Related reading:

http://truckfax.blogspot.com/2013/10/scot-trucks-from-deep-in-archives-part.html

http://truckfax.blogspot.com/2013/10/scot-trucks-part-2-of-3.html

http://truckfax.blogspot.com/2013/10/scot-truck-part-3-of-3.html

http://truckfax.blogspot.com/2013/10/scot-trucks-part-4-fo-3-fire-apparatus.html

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About 25 percent of Scot’s production was sold as chassis for fire apparatus.

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Hayes produced the C1H/C2H and C1HD/C2HD (early/late version), comparable in purpose to the Mack MC and MR.

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Following Hayes and Pacific, Scot produced off-highway trucks for the logging and mining industry.

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looks like they used the Louisville Ford cab for awhile.

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They have there own drive line? I doubt it but hey you never know.

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The conventional models look like the love child between an International and Scania.

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This one looks like the CCC/AM General M915

 

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There was a construction company out of Goshen NY that had a Scot for their lowboy tractor. I can't remember who it was. It was the integral sleeper version on Hendrickson on 60 inch spread. I use to see it all the time. Very unique.

Cheers, Rob

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Ive never seen 1 in person but ive seen pics of them online very interesting looking truck .

I'm curious to know how well they held up in the soft ground of the excavating jobs compared to a Bulldog or Autocar (W.M.C. NOT Vulva)

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I know of the SCOT brand trucks,don't think I've ever seen one in person,never knew they made a C.O.E, learn something new everyday! thanks for posting the pics. and info!............................Mark

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another nice post about truck history ! thank you for sharing.

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Never realized how much those Scot trucks resemble the Scania trucks from their Nordic neighbors.

 

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Canadian engineering impresses. Beautiful trucks.

The A2 conventional (bonneted) integral sleeper, which used the low-cab-forward C model cab, could have been widened a bit to make for a nice full-size "long haul" COE cab.

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The Coe Scot looks sort of peterbuiltish/brockwayish. I wonder if it was the same cab manufacturer.

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