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by denis carthy
Mon Apr 03, 2017 7:31 am
Forum: Scrapers
Topic: ts 24
Replies: 24
Views: 3444
Flag: Great Britain

Re: ts 24

PS to above......there was a plant hire outfit from Durham somewhere around then called 'Cataplant' all their mounts had heaters in & on the odd occasion I came across one the operators were quite clearly more relaxed & comfortable than those of us lucky enough to have a mount in winter
by denis carthy
Mon Apr 03, 2017 7:27 am
Forum: Scrapers
Topic: ts 24
Replies: 24
Views: 3444
Flag: Great Britain

Re: ts 24

What were the no-cab versions like to drive in the winter?


No winter cab anythings were appalling most times especially on the cumberland sections of the M6, Alfred Mac & his henchman 'Ted Whittle drift through the mists of youthful long gone memory as well as Hamptons A1M on the eastern side.
by denis carthy
Tue Jul 19, 2016 5:35 pm
Forum: Companies
Topic: Dick Hampton
Replies: 185
Views: 27652
Flag: Great Britain

Re: Dick Hampton

bigkit
but this bloody site wont let me upload them! I'm fed up

DC
If you download a program called 'Video pad editor' you can convert them (any still) into video form@ upoald to youtube.Vid pad gives appx 14 days free then you must buy.
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by denis carthy
Tue Jul 19, 2016 5:28 pm
Forum: Scrapers
Topic: Box Scrapers
Replies: 8
Views: 1374
Flag: Great Britain

Re: Box Scrapers

Hamptons local chancers spent 4 out of 5 shifts threading ropes they broke every other tip :arrrrgh:
by denis carthy
Sat Jun 11, 2016 8:58 am
Forum: Track Loaders
Topic: International drott
Replies: 3
Views: 1433
Flag: Great Britain

Re: International drott

rockstar91 Whoa, I never heard of this company, how did you come across this equipment? They were very, very common here in UK in 1960's, the TD6 was the smallest, had a 4 in 1 bucket, quite a bit smaller than a cat955 of that period & nowhere near as robust as cats. International also made some...
by denis carthy
Thu Jun 09, 2016 8:52 pm
Forum: Accidents and Bogged in machines
Topic: Double Trouble
Replies: 14
Views: 2939
Flag: Great Britain

Re: Double Trouble

Fowlerman
Dowsetts D9 was working in a borrow pit on a Motorway extension in Yorkshire.

DC
Was this on the Barnsley section of the M1 around 1967 or maybe 68 Trevor??
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by denis carthy
Sun Jun 05, 2016 8:42 pm
Forum: Scrapers
Topic: dick hampton scrabers in the 70 tis
Replies: 90
Views: 19355
Flag: Great Britain

Re: dick hampton scrabers in the 70 tis

John Penfold wrote: I found a rake of them in a box in the shed,from as early Port Talbot days, circa 1963 DC That draws back a few curtains to a window on the past, Chris Chaplin was agent on that job, that was about the 'rockiest' road I ever traveled in those days, plain hard rock scraped up in a...

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