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I new an old boy that had used them as a contractor in the 60s. He described driving the DDD on the road as like pushing a piece of rope. Used to see a few around Essex as this is strong Ford and Doe country. There would also be the odd one at a ploughing match late 60s.
Just sold on ebay. I hope it survives. It looks like an early version although most I have seen in photos had a single side mounted ram or a trip bucket. I wonder if this was mod? There are some holes on the r/h loader arm and the spool lever look original. Non original bonnet/grill.
No idea why but some ag loaders are still or (recently) like that. The old Chaseside loadmasters had a similar arrangement and on the 500 the crowd rams were that way as well (fixed piston end).
- Thu Feb 16, 2017 4:26 pm
- Forum: Tech Talk
- Topic: JCB 3c Ram seal question please
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The gland should come out now but you will have to pull out the whole rod/piston and remove the piston to change the seals. Careful every thing is quite heavy. JCB used to supply a cheat for the gland and wiper seals that were split with a zig-zag, allowing the seals to be be changed without pulling...
Not sure from your picture, which looks like hydraulic components, but with all the old Thwaites/Newage I have had over the years you simply take of the top to access the ball and socket with the sprung loaded plate that rides on top of the selectors. On our last 3ton the ball was worn and I added s...
Different mind set then , now such " restoration" would be considered vandalism. On a Plant related note ; that is an interesting image of the semi mobile derrick being used to lift on of the cap stones. Suggests a slightly different era from the Sparrows mobile crane in another image. Ye...