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by essexpete
Mon Jan 22, 2018 1:12 am
Forum: Loaders/Backhoes
Topic: 1988 JCB 3xc 4WD Grey Cab
Replies: 20
Views: 505

Re: 1988 JCB 3xc 4WD Grey Cab

Yes the wire might be shorting to the frame somewhere. Looking good.
BTW if you are shifting old road scalping that has stood for a long while (and you have the time) break them out with the back hoe.
by essexpete
Sun Jan 21, 2018 1:02 am
Forum: Tractors
Topic: Fordson Model N Standard - Spark Plug Thread size
Replies: 13
Views: 290

Re: Fordson Model N Standard - Spark Plug Thread size

Thanks for the History Fred. The Champion and AC link is particularly remarkable.
by essexpete
Sat Jan 20, 2018 7:00 pm
Forum: Excavators
Topic: Hymac 580BT 1969
Replies: 78
Views: 7407

Re: Hymac 580BT 1969

Jeremy i use these (ebay item 152127587087) fitted to my angle grinder they really get rust off and down to shiney metal quickly, then i zinc prime, for paint i use the readily available enamels on ebay that i dilute by about a third with thinners the coverage is really good and two coats will be a...
by essexpete
Fri Jan 19, 2018 12:16 am
Forum: Dumpers
Topic: Thwaites dumper weight?
Replies: 5
Views: 181

Re: Thwaites dumper weight?

What is this?

So it got painted!
by essexpete
Sun Jan 14, 2018 6:39 pm
Forum: Excavators
Topic: Mecalac 714 MWe mobile excavator
Replies: 3
Views: 84

Re: Mecalac 714 MWe mobile excavator

modelman093 wrote:
essexpete wrote:That type of bucket set up is quite something.


Not only that but no mile of road fenced off with stop and go lights.!


Yes I had thought that as well. Probably just some men-at-work signs posted ahead and some common sense.
by essexpete
Sun Jan 14, 2018 1:57 pm
Forum: Excavators
Topic: Mecalac 714 MWe mobile excavator
Replies: 3
Views: 84

Re: Mecalac 714 MWe mobile excavator

That type of bucket set up is quite something.
by essexpete
Sun Jan 14, 2018 1:52 pm
Forum: Heavy Haulage
Topic: Classic pictures Update 22/01/2018
Replies: 2765
Views: 190465

Re: Classic pictures Update 14/01/2018

That last one will get Mr R very excited.
by essexpete
Sat Jan 13, 2018 7:30 pm
Forum: Wheel Loaders
Topic: Muir Hill A5000
Replies: 16
Views: 1531

Re: Muir Hill A5000

How about contacting this company? https://www.muir-hill.co.uk/ They appear to have recently renewed their website and there is not much on there at the moment. So it has a separate steering pump from the main hydraulics? If so it is likely to be driven by a belt or bolted directly to the engine, us...
by essexpete
Thu Jan 11, 2018 1:36 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: Andrew Beaulahs Open Day
Replies: 4
Views: 134

Re: Andrew Beaulahs Open Day

Love to have a visit and meet some folk but realistically just too far.
by essexpete
Thu Jan 11, 2018 1:17 am
Forum: Tractors
Topic: Fordson Model N Standard - Spark Plug Thread size
Replies: 13
Views: 290

Re: Fordson Model N Standard - Spark Plug Thread size

Thanks as ever Fred for that little piece of history. Strange in someways when you think how the US retained imperial.

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