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by essexpete
Tue Aug 22, 2017 2:58 pm
Forum: Trucks/Lorrys
Topic: ERF European MW7
Replies: 2
Views: 60

Re: ERF European MW7

How to make an ERF look like the result of a Scania mating with a Seddon. There was a thread a while back with something mentioned about these. Perhaps it was the op's thread?
If the door had been swept down in front of the wheel it would have been very modern. I assume Motor Panels?
by essexpete
Sun Aug 20, 2017 1:14 am
Forum: Heavy Haulage
Topic: Classic pictures Update 19/08/2017
Replies: 2544
Views: 159099

Re: Classic pictures Update 19/08/2017

Thanks Steve and good luck!
by essexpete
Sat Aug 19, 2017 7:24 pm
Forum: Dumpers
Topic: Old Benford info please
Replies: 11
Views: 264

Re: Old Benford info please

Fred the gear box and steering box are phone to water ingress. I would think an EP 80/90 would be ok. If rhe steering is heavy check the box but also jack up and see if everything else is free.
by essexpete
Tue Aug 08, 2017 11:21 pm
Forum: Wheel Loaders
Topic: Weatherill
Replies: 313
Views: 23368

Re: Weatherill

Here is a fairly early 12H on ebay, by the number I would say from late 1958 or '59 on a Power Major.
by essexpete
Mon Aug 07, 2017 9:19 pm
Forum: Dumpers
Topic: Old Benford info please
Replies: 11
Views: 264

Re: Old Benford info please

Sorry I meant the dumper unladen ought to be under 2 well under 2 tonnes and the capacity looks like 1 ton or less by the wheels and skip but I might be wrong.

Taking a second look I think the dumper looks like a Thwaites Nimbus which were 15cwt capacity. The weighed in around the 1 ton
by essexpete
Sun Aug 06, 2017 11:16 pm
Forum: Dumpers
Topic: Old Benford info please
Replies: 11
Views: 264

Re: Old Benford info please

Ah! A genuine classic. Job to find info but I would have thought that ought to be well under 2 tonnes. it looks more like a 15cwt to a ton capacity size. Towing rules seem to be aa bit of minefield. For instance is it legal to tow a 3.5 ton plated trailer at 3 ton gross with a vehicle permitted to t...
by essexpete
Sun Aug 06, 2017 10:44 am
Forum: Dumpers
Topic: Old Benford info please
Replies: 11
Views: 264

Re: Old Benford info please

I don't really know the answer but our 1980s Thwaites 2 ton 4wd was too heavy for a 2 ton car trailer in my opinion. Our 3 ton 00s Thwaites is ok on a 3.5ton plant trailer but it requires a vehicle that can legally pull a 3.5 ton trailer. Had a quick look on line: Modern 2 ton swivel is just over 2 ...
by essexpete
Thu Aug 03, 2017 11:30 pm
Forum: Loaders/Backhoes
Topic: New to me 1980? JCB 3C III
Replies: 18
Views: 661

Re: New to me 1980? JCB 3C III

That is the hydra clamp that hydraulically clamps the bolt on the cross rail. As a short term fix you can bi pass one clamp. The seals are (or at least were) quite cheap from JCB and quite easy to change providing the bolt is not seized. BTW the clamps are pressurised by operating a service unless t...
by essexpete
Thu Aug 03, 2017 11:23 pm
Forum: Loaders/Backhoes
Topic: 3CX 1986/7 Black cab engine
Replies: 3
Views: 94

Re: 3CX 1986/7 Black cab engine

Have you had a look on ebay? I wonder if the later flat top phaser engine could be substituted?
You really need to see an engine running and a lot seem to be sold untested.

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