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by Wee Heavy
Sat Jul 14, 2018 2:11 pm
Forum: Heavy Haulage
Topic: Classic pictures Updated 23/06//2019
Replies: 3090
Views: 328284
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Re: Classic pictures Updated 01/07/2018

Yes its a concrete skip on the Ford, used where the job has a big concrete batching plant on site . Things like new motorways and runways. Rarely seen nowadays. Craig Hello, They had the nickname of a "Gravy Boat" and were used to supply the "Concrete Trains" as they were known ...
by Wee Heavy
Sat Jul 14, 2018 2:00 pm
Forum: Cranes
Topic: Iron Fairy Sapphire 6ton crane
Replies: 5
Views: 2441
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Re: Iron Fairy Sapphire 6ton crane

Hello everyone, I'm looking for a little guidance please. I have a 6 ton Iron Fairy Sapphire, its tired and needs a look over to make working again. The crane starts on the button. It has a ford 6 cylinder diesel in. The hydraulics work, steering works, the problem is the brakes. They are air assis...
by Wee Heavy
Sun Dec 29, 2013 11:21 am
Forum: Cranes
Topic: Bryn Thomas crane transport
Replies: 1
Views: 1054
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Re: Bryn Thomas crane transport

Alan,

Have you got the follow on photo's where the path gives way and the tree stops the trailer slipping down the embankment ?

Happy New Year all when it arrive's

Wee Heavy
by Wee Heavy
Mon Apr 29, 2013 9:49 pm
Forum: Cranes
Topic: Old Coles Crane
Replies: 5
Views: 1566
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Re: Old Coles Crane

20130428_144016.jpg 20130428_144008.jpg 20130428_143945.jpg 20130428_144016.jpg 20130428_144008.jpg 20130428_143945.jpg Came across this old girl whilst walking the dog this afternoon. Looks in good nick and is dismantling some old chemical tanks I believe. I know it's a Coles but what model??? Ian...
by Wee Heavy
Tue Feb 19, 2013 9:29 pm
Forum: Cranes
Topic: Mighty Tiny
Replies: 7
Views: 1583
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Re: Mighty Tiny

Jeremy, Spierings SK1265- AT 6 Details including the other smaller cranes can be found on http://www.spieringskranen.nl/ There are about 7 of this particular size crane in the UK/the Republic and this one is from across the water from the other side of Belfast. Looking at the van in the photo, it wo...
by Wee Heavy
Sun Feb 03, 2013 9:52 pm
Forum: Cranes
Topic: Gone Swimmin'
Replies: 6
Views: 1251
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Re: Gone Swimmin'

What would the likeley weight of this crane be? Some news sites are quoting 60 tons but on four axles I seriously doubt it. http://www.itv.com/news/calendar/update/2013-02-01/picture-crane-falls-into-canal/ Edited to add the link (fool!). I think mobile cranes are allowed up to 12 tonnes per axle f...
by Wee Heavy
Sun Dec 16, 2012 7:18 pm
Forum: Cranes
Topic: Ford based crane!
Replies: 5
Views: 1308
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Re: Ford based crane!

Came across this when out on site on saturday, not up to speed on my ford tractor but possibly based on 1000 range of tractors, onyone seen one similar before?? Gerard, I have never seen one for myself in the UK and this one might be an import of some desription or the crane has been imported and a...
by Wee Heavy
Sat Nov 10, 2012 5:38 pm
Forum: Cranes
Topic: Scotts Gottwald at Gt.Yarmouth 70s/80s
Replies: 2
Views: 1118
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Re: Scotts Gottwald at Gt.Yarmouth 70s/80s

4th Photograph down - Those were the days, just a couple of half sleepers and the outriggers right up against the dock wall Try that now and you would have to stand off 3 Metres and have a Steel Mat under the outrigger A better photo is available on this link http://www.flickr.com/photos/62532775@N0...
by Wee Heavy
Sun Oct 21, 2012 6:13 pm
Forum: Cranes
Topic: A few of my Tower Crane pictures.
Replies: 68
Views: 16264
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Re: A few of my Tower Crane pictures.

Here are a few of my Tower Crane Photos from various jobs in the South East over the last 5 years. enjoy! img072.jpg img073.jpg img075.jpg img088.jpg img093.jpg img095.jpg img098.jpg img101.jpg Topkit, The 1st three photo's of the Liebherr being dismantled - can you remember where that was Regards ...
by Wee Heavy
Sat Apr 21, 2012 12:13 pm
Forum: Companies
Topic: Bedfordia Plant Group, remember them?
Replies: 4
Views: 1822
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Re: Bedfordia Plant Group, remember them?

I remember in the 1970's Bedfordia Plant having a depot in Hoo Kent. at that time I worked for T W Ward operating a 30tonne Smith's tele. I had to report to their depot as they were running an identical crane and were having a lot of gearbox trouble I went on a road test with the operator to try to...

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