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by essexpete
Mon Jun 25, 2018 9:38 am
Forum: Dumpers
Topic: 1 ton? Dumper ID please! Bonser ltd?
Replies: 6
Views: 110

Re: 1 ton? Dumper ID please! Bonser ltd?

The original name came from a Mr Frank Bonser according to one site. Not sure if he was ripper.
by essexpete
Mon Jun 25, 2018 12:45 am
Forum: Loaders/Backhoes
Topic: Perkins phaser 1004 in 3cx running bad
Replies: 18
Views: 519

Re: Perkins phaser 1004 in 3cx running bad

Well can you tip some soapy water around the injector seats when cranking or idling to see if there is combustion gas escaping?
by essexpete
Mon Jun 25, 2018 12:42 am
Forum: Dumpers
Topic: 1 ton? Dumper ID please! Bonser ltd?
Replies: 6
Views: 110

Re: 1 ton? Dumper ID please! Bonser ltd?

Looking at the size and axles it is probably something like a 15cwt dumper. Bonser seems to have been swallowed by other companies many years ago.
by essexpete
Sun Jun 24, 2018 5:52 pm
Forum: Dumpers
Topic: 1 ton? Dumper ID please! Bonser ltd?
Replies: 6
Views: 110

Re: 1 ton? Dumper ID please! Bonser ltd?

Well you have it - Bonser. i think the firm were better known for forklifts of various shapes and sizes.
by essexpete
Fri Jun 22, 2018 11:30 pm
Forum: Loaders/Backhoes
Topic: Jcb 4D for sale
Replies: 2
Views: 108

Re: Jcb 4D for sale

Go on you know you want it. Must be rare but I reckon it would be a numb old beast. Torque con as well.
by essexpete
Fri Jun 22, 2018 10:17 pm
Forum: Wheel Loaders
Topic: Weatherill
Replies: 317
Views: 31486

Re: Weatherill

Hope you have a great time down under John.
by essexpete
Thu Jun 21, 2018 12:15 am
Forum: Wheel Loaders
Topic: Weatherill
Replies: 317
Views: 31486

Re: Weatherill

A slight departure in design from most of the Weatherill models of the 60s and 70s. The L50 was quite compact and had the then unusual mono boom. Fit all wheel steering plus a short telescopic boom and you would almost have a modern handler! We have not seen John Tutt lately, I hope he is OK. Peter ...
by essexpete
Tue Jun 12, 2018 2:21 pm
Forum: Paving Equipment
Topic: Aveling Barford GA roller project
Replies: 8
Views: 340

Re: Aveling Barford GA roller project

Good luck we like a few photos on here! What engine does the roller have?
by essexpete
Tue Jun 12, 2018 2:20 pm
Forum: Loaders/Backhoes
Topic: Perkins phaser 1004 in 3cx running bad
Replies: 18
Views: 519

Re: Perkins phaser 1004 in 3cx running bad

I asked a question on another forum from a member who knows quite a lot about these engines. He asked what you re-built and have you checked the valve clearances ?
by essexpete
Mon Jun 11, 2018 11:24 pm
Forum: Loaders/Backhoes
Topic: Perkins phaser 1004 in 3cx running bad
Replies: 18
Views: 519

Re: Perkins phaser 1004 in 3cx running bad

I would have thought the fuel side must be set up reasonably well to fire almost instantly. I am not an expert. One thing that would cause smoke and uneven running is poor compression and particularly on one cylinder. I suppose the engine would start reasonably easily with a fault on one cylinder gi...

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