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Thwaites Backhoe

Post #1 by mambo » Mon Sep 23, 2013 1:20 pm

Saw this little Thwaites backhoe

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Re: Thwaites Backhoe

Post #2 by mambo » Thu Sep 26, 2013 5:57 pm

anyone know anything about these?

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Re: Thwaites Backhoe

Post #3 by usedjcbdave » Thu Sep 26, 2013 6:12 pm

mambo wrote:anyone know anything about these?



Believe they were based on the Thwaites 30 cwt. 'Tusker' model with a Petter engine (or optional Lister)


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Re: Thwaites Backhoe

Post #4 by wiggy » Sun Feb 23, 2014 8:10 pm

thwaites tusker
fantastic machine i would say will out dig a mini digger of simalr size only two things let them down in my opionion
manual legs , i had 1 and converted it to hydraulic legs by fitting legs of a scrap drot
and they were only 180 deg slew not 360
i belive that the same digigger was fitted to the alldig , which is raved about but on the alldig they had hydraulic legs
my 1st machine was one of these no electrics 2 go wrong briliant machine
the older the plant , the more i like it ,
im dislesik so escuse my spelin gramer
I crushed my spine years ago and im soposed 2 b in a wheel chair
so every day when i wake up and my legs still work is like crimbo day


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Re: Thwaites Backhoe

Post #5 by pikeydal » Thu May 07, 2015 4:43 pm

me & my dad operated one of these & 2 tusker dumpers like to see what youngsters would make of these man machines


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Re: Thwaites Backhoe

Post #6 by hair bear » Thu May 07, 2015 11:53 pm

I seem to recall they were available as an extra to the dumper and adverrtised as interchagable with the standard skip in about 10 munutes.


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