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by FOWLER MAN
Sun Apr 22, 2018 7:21 pm
Forum: Heavy Haulage
Topic: Classic pictures Updated 22/04/2018
Replies: 2861
Views: 210832
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Re: Classic pictures Updated 22/04/2018

HI Steve, Great pics as ever. :thumbup:Thank you. :bow: The second pic. in your last post brings back memories for me. The pic was taken at Nantgarw Coke Ovens, South Wales circa 1964/5. :think: The Contractor was Yorkshire based Wm. Pepper Ltd. who were part of the Hargreaves Group. I know because ...
by FOWLER MAN
Tue Apr 17, 2018 4:28 pm
Forum: Heavy Haulage
Topic: Classic pictures Updated 22/04/2018
Replies: 2861
Views: 210832
Flag: Wales

Re: Classic pictures Updated 08/04/2018

Small world the picture of the Priestman on the low lowder, i purchased my first JCB a 1971 3D mk2 from d&j Hitchins in Ross On Wye ( Dennis is/ was a very nice chap) that was in the mid 80's and the low loader that delivered it was hauled by an old ERF LV series tractor similar to the one in t...
by FOWLER MAN
Tue Apr 17, 2018 3:36 pm
Forum: Track Loaders
Topic: Schmeidag loader project on ebay
Replies: 1
Views: 247
Flag: Wales

Re: Schmeidag loader project on ebay

Hi Dan, A nice little project for someone as you say. :thumbup: A company I worked for in the early 60s had one of these. I did a bit of work on it, (mainly servicing), as it was pretty reliable. I did get to use it once or twice and my main recollection is that if you were trenching full depth, (wh...
by FOWLER MAN
Fri Apr 06, 2018 5:20 pm
Forum: Loaders/Backhoes
Topic: my new jcb 3dmk3
Replies: 7
Views: 342
Flag: Wales

Re: my new jcb 3dmk3

Hi Marcus,
Pete is quite right, but in my experience if they are set up right they don't need further adjustment unless there is something wrong.
Anyway its the usual thing ,tighten the nut then back it off about one flat to fit the split-pin.
Fred
by FOWLER MAN
Fri Apr 06, 2018 4:48 pm
Forum: Dumpers
Topic: Identify small dumper
Replies: 8
Views: 544
Flag: Wales

Re: Identify small dumper

Hi, You need to draw the half-shaft and bearing to replace the inner seal. There will be a bolt, (9/16 AF spanner I think), in the axle tube which retains the bearing. If you slack that off you should be able to remove the shaft and bearing easily. Put the hub back on, (no need to tighten), use a bl...
by FOWLER MAN
Thu Apr 05, 2018 7:19 pm
Forum: Dumpers
Topic: Lister ts3 in a winget dumper 1989
Replies: 9
Views: 492
Flag: Wales

Re: Lister ts3 in a winget dumper 1989

Just a thought i set valve clearances at 0.06 is this correct Hi, 6 thou. is the correct clearance. :thumbup: Fred but 0.06 is 60 thou :think: Yes tfox. Six thou. (0.006), is the correct clearance as I said. 0.06, (60 thou), would be over a sixteenth of an inch. :think: Well spotted. :thumbup: Fred
by FOWLER MAN
Sun Apr 01, 2018 2:50 pm
Forum: Cranes
Topic: Liebherr tower crane - pictures added
Replies: 9
Views: 697
Flag: Wales

Re: Liebherr tower crane - pictures added

Hi Bills, Thanks for posting. It would be a shame to see that cut up. :( The Cardiff Plant Group ran a couple of these when I worked for them. They would have been new circa 1968/9. A brilliant bit of kit in their day. :thumbup: I have no room for the crane. :lol: Though I have found space, (for al...
by FOWLER MAN
Thu Mar 29, 2018 4:13 pm
Forum: Cranes
Topic: Liebherr tower crane - pictures added
Replies: 9
Views: 697
Flag: Wales

Re: Liebherr tower crane - pictures added

Hi Bills, Thanks for posting. It would be a shame to see that cut up. :( The Cardiff Plant Group ran a couple of these when I worked for them. They would have been new circa 1968/9. A brilliant bit of kit in their day. :thumbup: I have no room for the crane. :lol: Though I have found space, (for all...
by FOWLER MAN
Thu Mar 29, 2018 3:32 pm
Forum: Misc earthmoving equipment
Topic: Classic Working Pics 50s 60s 70s
Replies: 171
Views: 24174
Flag: Wales

Re: Classic Working Pics 50s 60s 70s

We have discussed this very thing among like minded and I guess aged people I am unsure how up and coming operators get experience these days as everything seems to be a short corse and you are good to go were as up and coming operators started while still at school hanging around work shops, sweep...
by FOWLER MAN
Thu Mar 29, 2018 3:25 pm
Forum: Misc earthmoving equipment
Topic: Classic Working Pics 50s 60s 70s
Replies: 171
Views: 24174
Flag: Wales

Re: Classic Working Pics 50s 60s 70s

Thanks Craig for posting two brilliant sets of pics. :thumbup: Keep them coming. :!:
No, that's not "Fred" on the Cat though it may well have been as I ran a couple of them at one time. :lol:

Fred

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