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by essexpete
Mon Jan 27, 2020 10:10 am
Forum: Dumpers
Topic: Dumpers on Screen
Replies: 7
Views: 94

Re: Dumpers on Screen

Not sure the one behind the JCB dipper is a Thwaites Nimbus, wrong side for seat.
by essexpete
Mon Jan 27, 2020 10:07 am
Forum: Dumpers
Topic: Dumpers on Screen
Replies: 7
Views: 94

Re: Dumpers on Screen

XS650 wrote:Yes you don't see many of the Standard ( later Leyland) Vans , perhaps because according to all reports they were rubbish even by the 'Standards' of the day :D
Craig

Groan :)
I think the first is a Chaseside?
by essexpete
Sat Jan 25, 2020 4:21 pm
Forum: Dumpers
Topic: Thwaites 4x4 petter ph2
Replies: 5
Views: 231

Re: Thwaites 4x4 petter ph2

Was the old oil in a state or box empty?
by essexpete
Fri Jan 24, 2020 3:23 pm
Forum: Dumpers
Topic: Thwaites 4x4 petter ph2
Replies: 5
Views: 231

Re: Thwaites 4x4 petter ph2

Check the gearbox oil. If these old dumpers stand out side it is very easy for moisture to work its way in.
by essexpete
Tue Jan 21, 2020 10:37 am
Forum: Loaders/Backhoes
Topic: ID JCB
Replies: 5
Views: 206

Re: ID JCB

by essexpete
Tue Jan 21, 2020 10:27 am
Forum: Loaders/Backhoes
Topic: ID JCB
Replies: 5
Views: 206

Re: ID JCB

I think you are right, on a closer look there appears to be a gap where the rear mudguard meets the digger frame. Perhaps, as was suggested, a 4cyl substituted the 3cyl?
by essexpete
Mon Jan 20, 2020 12:24 am
Forum: Loaders/Backhoes
Topic: ID JCB
Replies: 5
Views: 206

ID JCB

Hi all
Can you id this machine from another forum. It apparently has a 4cyl engine so I wonder if it is a 3? Not seen the mud guard shape before.
by essexpete
Sat Jan 18, 2020 12:07 pm
Forum: Loaders/Backhoes
Topic: JCB 3 c
Replies: 8
Views: 481

Re: JCB 3 c

The crowd rams will tend not to move together if operated without an attachment. If you run one out all the way the other should then move. Don't let the rods drag on the arm end or they might score. Could make a huge difference with new oil and filter. You don't get much for £1k. You would probably...
by essexpete
Thu Jan 16, 2020 4:49 pm
Forum: Nations chit-chat
Topic: The Australian chat
Replies: 15
Views: 4544

Re: The Australian chat

Having read Cobberdog's post on dumpers I noticed his comment on lack of rain. Just wondering how some of Oz members have got on with the terrible Bush fires?
by essexpete
Wed Jan 15, 2020 9:41 pm
Forum: Dumpers
Topic: Unknown dumper.
Replies: 22
Views: 2896

Re: Unknown dumper.

DVLA list it as a Barford last taxed October 1987.

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