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by FOWLER MAN
Thu Oct 11, 2018 2:14 am
Forum: Dozers
Topic: Fowler Challengers
Replies: 59
Views: 31599
Flag: Wales

Re: Fowler Challengers

Hi, I have seen this machine advertised and it's not a Challenger 33. The last of the 33s were produced before the time Leyland took over Marshall Fowler in 1975. The 33 was superseded by the "Aveling Marshall 140" which is the basis of this pipe-layer. These were produced till 1985 which ...
by FOWLER MAN
Wed Oct 03, 2018 8:09 pm
Forum: Downloads
Topic: Villiers mk15 engine manual
Replies: 4
Views: 510
Flag: Wales

Re: Villiers mk15 engine manual

Hi Gents Bit of a long shot but would anybody have a workshop manual for a villiers mk15 147cc engine I could have/buy/download please? Thanks Ian Hi Ian, These engines were on most things back in the day. I cut my teeth on them. You could try http://www.villiersparts.co.uk for a manual and spares....
by FOWLER MAN
Sun Sep 30, 2018 10:30 am
Forum: Heavy Haulage
Topic: Classic pictures Updated 09/12/2018
Replies: 2996
Views: 268047
Flag: Wales

Re: Classic pictures Updated 29/09/2018

The rams on that Bucyrus Erie track loader look like they would lift 40tons and yet the bucket is spring loaded, loving the old photos steve Yes Ian, That's because hydraulics were in their infancy. Most early BE dozer hydraulics I worked on operated at only 1,000 to 1,250 Lbs. pressure so they nee...
by FOWLER MAN
Thu Sep 27, 2018 9:16 pm
Forum: Loaders/Backhoes
Topic: Leyland 498NT engine valve stem oil seals
Replies: 2
Views: 395
Flag: Wales

Re: Leyland 498NT engine valve stem oil seals

Hi,
This may help. :thumbup:

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by FOWLER MAN
Sun Sep 23, 2018 2:04 pm
Forum: Heavy Haulage
Topic: Classic pictures Updated 09/12/2018
Replies: 2996
Views: 268047
Flag: Wales

Re: Classic pictures Updated 23/09/2018

Thanks Steve,
Nice to see the pics of the Mercury and BTD6 Drott and the Trader tipper and Rapier 414 navvy. :thumbup:
In "another age" I worked on all of them. :lol:
Fred
by FOWLER MAN
Sun Sep 23, 2018 1:50 pm
Forum: Construction Equipment
Topic: Wickham-Poole system
Replies: 7
Views: 1583
Flag: Wales

Re: Wickham-Poole system

Hi,
This article from Commercial Motor Feb 1967 answers some of your questions.
Fred
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by FOWLER MAN
Wed Sep 19, 2018 5:59 pm
Forum: Excavators
Topic: Old Excavators at work.
Replies: 6
Views: 1229
Flag: Wales

Old Excavators at work.

Here are a few pics I took over the weekend. http://www.classicmachinery.net/forum/images/userpix/2600_37GHVIQWQZACG1537371865.jpg http://www.classicmachinery.net/forum/images/userpix/2600_35727UCBIFUO41537371865.jpg http://www.classicmachinery.net/forum/images/userpix/2600_3DDWJQ0O0B40W1537371865.j...
by FOWLER MAN
Wed Sep 19, 2018 5:07 pm
Forum: Construction Equipment
Topic: Wickham-Poole system
Replies: 7
Views: 1583
Flag: Wales

Re: Wickham-Poole system

XS650 wrote:Seen plenty of Shawnee-Poole stuff , any pics of the Wickham-Poole trailer you can post ?
Craig



Hi Craig, how are you keeping?
Here's the only pic. I have of a Wickham-Poole.

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by FOWLER MAN
Wed Sep 19, 2018 4:49 pm
Forum: Paving Equipment
Topic: Buffalo Springfield
Replies: 10
Views: 1328
Flag: Wales

Re: Buffalo Springfield

Hello Wayne, That is exactly the principle on which the roller worked. :thumbup: Thank you for the information. :bow: There can't have been many of those that reached this side of the Pond. :think: A really rare beast. :!: :!: I was, as I said in my post, unable to find anything about it on the net ...
by FOWLER MAN
Sun Sep 09, 2018 10:55 pm
Forum: Paving Equipment
Topic: Buffalo Springfield
Replies: 10
Views: 1328
Flag: Wales

Re: Buffalo Springfield

Hi, I know it's is no help to you but about sixty years ago when I was a youngster Gloucestershire County Council had a "Buffalo Springfield" roller. :thumbup: It was used for road widening works. They used an Allen Oxford 14-30 chain and bucket trencher to excavate the soil from the verge...

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