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by essexpete
Mon Apr 23, 2018 11:03 pm
Forum: Paving Equipment
Topic: Benford MBR 71 Roller
Replies: 2
Views: 41

Re: Benford MBR 71 Roller

The pulley shaft does not look very central coming through the back casting.
by essexpete
Mon Apr 23, 2018 2:10 pm
Forum: Loaders/Backhoes
Topic: Front loader?
Replies: 1
Views: 129

Re: Front loader?

I have a feeling that the buckets are interchangeable but perhaps someone with a a 3CX might be able to have a quick measure for you. You will need a third service. On our first 1970 Mk11 the 4in1 spool looked like an addition albeit from new. The single lever was used on the normal double spool plu...
by essexpete
Mon Apr 23, 2018 12:14 am
Forum: Dumpers
Topic: thwaites 4 tonne dumper brakes
Replies: 6
Views: 312

Re: thwaites 4 tonne dumper brakes

So have you checked that the hand brake linkage is not binding slightly. All 3 Thwaites dumpers that I have run tended to run a bit hot on the front brakes, particularly worse if stood with handbrake on. Have you used straight hydraulic oil in the axle? Ideally it should be a gear oil designed for w...
by essexpete
Wed Apr 18, 2018 7:33 pm
Forum: Dumpers
Topic: small dumper
Replies: 5
Views: 227

Re: small dumper

Well I did not know that Thwaites used a Hatz engine. Looking at the skip they are not really old? Perhaps the '90s?
by essexpete
Tue Apr 17, 2018 9:35 am
Forum: Dumpers
Topic: Thwaites 15cwt gearstick
Replies: 3
Views: 165

Re: Thwaites 15cwt gearstick

Definitely have the top of anyway to have a look as these old dumper gear boxes are prone to water ingress when stood. Mostly from the gear lever socket I think.
by essexpete
Sun Apr 15, 2018 12:36 pm
Forum: Dumpers
Topic: Thwaites 15cwt gearstick
Replies: 3
Views: 165

Re: Thwaites 15cwt gearstick

On my little Thwaites the gearstick is cranked and points forwards thus it fouls the back of the bucket. Should it face the other way ie. backwards and how do I turn it round? Also i am trying to get grease into the wheel kingpins without success. The steering is free but hard work. All the other b...
by essexpete
Sun Apr 15, 2018 12:28 pm
Forum: Heavy Haulage
Topic: Classic pictures Updated 22/04/2018
Replies: 2861
Views: 211060

Re: Classic pictures Updated 15/04/2018

That last photo will have a certain person coming over all sweaty!

Is the rope shovel moving snow in Paris? looks like an Austin A35 in the background. Perhaps winter of 62/63?
by essexpete
Thu Apr 12, 2018 8:39 pm
Forum: Loaders/Backhoes
Topic: 1984 jcb 1550 3c
Replies: 5
Views: 852

Re: 1984 jcb 1550 3c

Completely different hoe set up to what we see in the UK.
by essexpete
Thu Apr 12, 2018 8:36 pm
Forum: Dumpers
Topic: thwaites 4 tonne dumper brakes
Replies: 6
Views: 312

Re: thwaites 4 tonne dumper brakes

I think the op has later type brakes (oil immersed discs).

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