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by John Gaunt
Mon Dec 21, 2015 6:36 pm
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: Ford industrial engine identity
Replies: 12
Views: 5909
Flag: Great Britain

Re: Ford industrial engine identity

Hi, I've got an Agrekko 3 phase generator with a ford 2700 series 6cyl engine power unit. I understand there were two models of this engine, a 2703E (330 cubic inches) and 2704E (360cubic inches). I wondered if anyone knows how to tell them apart from the external appearance ? As far as I can see, t...
by John Gaunt
Sat Apr 07, 2012 7:46 am
Forum: Links
Topic: Caterpillar Enthusiasts Link Club website
Replies: 17
Views: 5285
Flag: Great Britain

Re: Caterpillar Enthusiasts Link Club website

The new link to the LINK club page at finnings website is:

http://www.finningnews.co.uk/link-club
by John Gaunt
Wed Dec 15, 2010 4:11 pm
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: Origin of the term "Plant" as in "Plant and Equipment"
Replies: 5
Views: 2140
Flag: Great Britain

Re: Origin of the term "Plant" as in "Plant and Equipment"

Well, here is a response from another source which makes sense.... The origin of the word plant is the Latin word planta for sprout. The verb apposite to Latin planta is plantare meaning 'to drive into the ground with the foot'. Sense of a building "planted" or begun for an industrial proc...
by John Gaunt
Tue Dec 14, 2010 1:40 pm
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: Origin of the term "Plant" as in "Plant and Equipment"
Replies: 5
Views: 2140
Flag: Great Britain

Re: Origin of the term "Plant" as in "Plant and Equipment"

Hello John I have a lot of plant in my garden as you know :lol: Plant can mean many things,a static installation that produces gas,like the house of commons.or a refinery for oil/petrol. Don't know where the term for machinery dozers etc came from. Will have to google it. How are you by the way ? C...
by John Gaunt
Tue Dec 14, 2010 12:25 pm
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: Origin of the term "Plant" as in "Plant and Equipment"
Replies: 5
Views: 2140
Flag: Great Britain

Origin of the term "Plant" as in "Plant and Equipment"

I'm not sure if this is the correct section for this question. Moderators / admin please move if you feel necessary to do so. An American friend has asked me why we use the word "Plant" in the UK (and elsewhere ?) to denote equipment, e.g. construction equipment. I have to be honest in tha...
by John Gaunt
Wed Jul 07, 2010 1:05 pm
Forum: Links
Topic: Caterpillar Enthusiasts Link Club website
Replies: 17
Views: 5285
Flag: Great Britain

Caterpillar Enthusiasts Link Club website

The Link Club of Caterpillar enthusiasts now have their own webpage at... http://www.lastability.com/linkclub This has an application form together with a downloadable sample "Link" magazine. Here is also a link to our Image gallery... http://www.flickr.com/photos/link_club/ New members ar...
by John Gaunt
Wed May 26, 2010 7:04 am
Forum: Events
Topic: Vintage and Classic Caterpillar Working Event.
Replies: 3
Views: 856
Flag: Great Britain

Re: Vintage and Classic Caterpillar Working Event - CANCELLE

This working event planned by the Link Club for the weekend of 19 and 20th June near Wellingborough, Northamptonshire has unfortunately been cancelled due to the electricity company re stringing some high voltage wires across the site.
by John Gaunt
Sat Apr 10, 2010 10:40 am
Forum: Events
Topic: Vintage and Classic Caterpillar Working Event.
Replies: 3
Views: 856
Flag: Great Britain

Vintage and Classic Caterpillar Working Event.

I can't see a section on events, but please move if I missed it.
There will be a "Muck Shifting" event organised by members of the Link Club of UK Caterpillar enthusiasts at Grendon near Wellingborough on 19/20th June.
Anyone interested in bringing along a machine to work please PM me.
by John Gaunt
Thu Jan 07, 2010 11:11 pm
Forum: Heavy Haulage
Topic: D7 and box on low loader
Replies: 8
Views: 976
Flag: Great Britain

Re: D7 and box on low loader

Hi Clive, What a nice looking machine and box you have there. I can't believe no one has replied to your post !
I for one appreciate you sharing the pictures with us.
BTW, Don't forget to renew your Link Magazine subscription as we have a lot of events planned for 2010.
by John Gaunt
Thu Nov 26, 2009 12:40 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Thoughts on forming a machinery club
Replies: 39
Views: 7098
Flag: Great Britain

Re: Thoughts on forming a machinery club

Here is an application form for The Link Club (formerly ACMOC Chapter 2). We would be delighted to welcome anyone who shares our interest in preserving old machinery for future generations to enjoy. We publish the Link magazine four times a year which has 24 pages, 16 in full colour and is A4 in siz...

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