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by bob
Fri Dec 02, 2016 9:45 pm
Forum: Companies
Topic: Wyatts of Snetterton
Replies: 15
Views: 3531
Flag: Great Britain

Re: Wyatts of Snetterton

found these old photos of old draglines thought I would add them to this tread these must have been in the 1950s or 1960s as there were still at Diss http://www.classicmachinery.net/forum/images/userpix/363_SOKENZ3675R61480707579.jpg http://www.classicmachinery.net/forum/images/userpix/363_4KL4J9WHJ...
by bob
Fri Dec 25, 2015 6:00 pm
Forum: Excavators
Topic: Miller v Caterpillar
Replies: 7
Views: 1810
Flag: Great Britain

Re: Miller v Caterpillar

The bit I found interesting was 1 of the comments from someone who said he worked for caterpillar "Horrible company that use china to make every part of there diesel engines apart from the name tag. I know i work for them." Where did you see that ? Can't see it on this thread. clicky on m...
by bob
Thu Dec 24, 2015 10:27 pm
Forum: Excavators
Topic: Miller v Caterpillar
Replies: 7
Views: 1810
Flag: Great Britain

Re: Miller v Caterpillar

The bit I found interesting was 1 of the comments from someone who said he worked for caterpillar
"Horrible company that use china to make every part of there diesel engines apart from the name tag. I know i work for them."
by bob
Sun May 18, 2014 9:58 pm
Forum: Excavators
Topic: Amphibious excavator
Replies: 49
Views: 3828
Flag: Great Britain

Re: Amphibious excavator

Went to Italy easter week and had a ride in a boat in the lagoons off Venice as well as mark sqrare etc this looks a bit like yours
by bob
Thu Dec 05, 2013 8:26 pm
Forum: Companies
Topic: French
Replies: 48
Views: 8966
Flag: Great Britain

Re: French

Martin, I just spoke with my dad and he said the right hand man your thinking about would be Derek Clark. A few more names Tony Jacklin on an 8 and box, Jimmy Wynn on a 9 pushing, Angus and Ian Sutherland where on scrapers at one stage. John Pooley a ganger. John Pooley I take it that payslip Poole...
by bob
Tue Sep 24, 2013 7:40 pm
Forum: Scrapers
Topic: ben wyatt of wyatts of snetterton
Replies: 23
Views: 6960
Flag: Great Britain

Re: ben wyatt of wyatts of snetterton

When I first worked for Ben it was trading under the name of J Wyatt Junior same as fridge freight of Diss I seem to remember something about Diss construction ltd also being part of group .Then the name was changed to Wyatt of Snetterton in early 70s their is also a brother Pearn who has a farm at ...
by bob
Fri Apr 26, 2013 7:58 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Scottish Coal.
Replies: 9
Views: 1130
Flag: Great Britain

Re: Scottish Coal.

Well said Bob The people of the UK don't seem to realise that our bills are 12% higher due to the green " tax ". We have good coal reserves, and should tell the EU to sod off ! We have 20 windy whirleygigs on our mountain,only half of them are turning this morning.If they need more wind,t...
by bob
Tue Apr 23, 2013 7:45 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Scottish Coal.
Replies: 9
Views: 1130
Flag: Great Britain

Re: Scottish Coal.

We should be like Germany and build more coal power stations Germany are building12 new ones but if we did the lefties or greens or what ever they are called today would object http://wattsupwiththat.com/2013/04/23/germany-to-open-six-more-coal-power-stations-in-2013/ Germany’s dash for coal continu...
by bob
Sun Apr 07, 2013 8:50 pm
Forum: Excavators
Topic: Hymac 580 BT
Replies: 9
Views: 812
Flag: Great Britain

Re: Hymac 850 BT

Ian Fletcher1970 wrote:Interesting looking trailer it's loading - almost similar to a trailed scraper :think: :think:


This trailer is similar but not a tipper

http://www.ruthmann.de/main.php?target=rcpt_155&lang=en
by bob
Thu Nov 15, 2012 9:51 pm
Forum: Scrapers
Topic: Caterpillar DW21
Replies: 21
Views: 3674
Flag: Great Britain

Re: Caterpillar DW21

It was alright changing into 2nd in the cut if the pusher was not direct drive like 18a or 22a then he would speed up just enough to get into 2nd .If it was an 18a you could easily leave him and when you went to change into 2nd DW would stop dead followed by a big bang. On the old DWs I drove if whe...

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