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by modelman093
Wed Feb 22, 2017 10:09 am
Forum: Tractors
Topic: Doe Show 2017
Replies: 14
Views: 376
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Re: Doe Show 2017

"You might have overlapped with my old bosses at Writtle. Dan or Huff Squier?" Dan, I think , but memories fade! I did an NDA and followed it up with an NDAgE before joining Caterpillar in Glasgow where my first boss was another Writtle man, Terry Quadling. They were good years but as you ...
by modelman093
Tue Feb 21, 2017 11:51 pm
Forum: Tractors
Topic: Doe Show 2017
Replies: 14
Views: 376
Flag: Great Britain

Re: Doe Show 2017

Done a bit of research - that is, re-read some of Stuart Gibbard's book, The Doe Tractor Story. It was George Pryor who came up with the idea and collaborated with Does to produce the first D in 1958 - so yes, it did pre-date the others. I attended my first Doe Show in 1965 while a student at the th...
by modelman093
Tue Feb 21, 2017 12:11 am
Forum: Tractors
Topic: Doe Show 2017
Replies: 14
Views: 376
Flag: Great Britain

Re: Doe Show 2017

Farmer that I worked for in 1960 had one of the original orange bonneted Ds and it was worked " to death", it broke in half once and we re-engined it twice . There were other options, County, Roadless, Muir Hill, Matbro , Northrop and finally the Bray with a plough on each end.
by modelman093
Mon Feb 20, 2017 10:14 pm
Forum: Tractors
Topic: Doe Show 2017
Replies: 14
Views: 376
Flag: Great Britain

Re: Doe Show 2017

Good morning Richard, I hope all is well with you. Thank you for the photos. One thing that I have never driven is a Doe (as they were collectively called round here) but having said that I only know one large farming enterprise that had one. I was driving along the road one day and it was quite bi...
by modelman093
Fri Feb 03, 2017 11:17 am
Forum: Links
Topic: 1950's construction pics
Replies: 7
Views: 214
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Re: 1950's construction pics

Different mind set then , now such " restoration" would be considered vandalism.
On a Plant related note ; that is an interesting image of the semi mobile derrick being used to lift on of the cap stones. Suggests a slightly different era from the Sparrows mobile crane in another image.
by modelman093
Sun Jan 29, 2017 4:39 pm
Forum: Leaflets and brochures
Topic: SPOTLIGHT! Caterpillar Comic books
Replies: 2
Views: 139
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Re: SPOTLIGHT! Caterpillar Comic books

I've only got one of these gems - much treasured!

https://www.dropbox.com/s/95ur5xsk0plnh ... 1.pdf?dl=0
by modelman093
Fri Jan 27, 2017 12:44 am
Forum: Cranes
Topic: Ruston Bucyrus Cranes/Draglines.
Replies: 124
Views: 18148
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Re: Ruston Bucyrus Cranes/Draglines.

The Vintage Excavator Trust may be able to assist.
https://www.flickr.com/photos/20121956@ ... 702130864/
by modelman093
Fri Jan 27, 2017 12:11 am
Forum: Track Loaders
Topic: Drotts on demolition
Replies: 79
Views: 6065
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Re: Drotts on demolition

Amazing the siz of buildings being demolished with these little machines- http://www.classicmachinery.net/forum/images/userpix/618_2OF5A2EHU4O401482248297.jpg Quite often the Drott would be used with a wire rope to pull down sections of a building then , of course there would be a 22RB or similar w...
by modelman093
Mon Jan 23, 2017 12:56 am
Forum: Track Loaders
Topic: Drotts on demolition
Replies: 79
Views: 6065
Flag: Great Britain

Re: Drotts on demolition

Was Drott loading equipment ever fitted to anything other than IH base units? Presume not in the UK but what about in the US. If only fitted to IH tractors world wide, what else, if anything, did Drott make? I see that Drott were eventually taken over by the same holding company that owned Case so p...
by modelman093
Wed Jan 18, 2017 1:04 am
Forum: Dozers
Topic: Some sheduled maintenance
Replies: 484
Views: 37382
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Re: Some sheduled maintenance

As usual, Great pictures and interesting explanation of the method of operation.
Thanks

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