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Blackwell 769B's

Post #1 by Mike d550 » Mon Feb 23, 2009 11:41 pm

Sweet pair of 769B's. :thumbs_up: Are these machines still in use today for Blackwell? Does anyone have anymore pics of them?

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P.S I take no credit for these photos, authur unknown!
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Re: Blackwell 769B's

Post #2 by macca1 » Tue Feb 24, 2009 1:04 am

Look like old trucks probs gone now


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Re: Blackwell 769B's

Post #3 by robrh120 » Mon Mar 09, 2009 10:36 pm

i was driving them trucks 24 years ago for merriman a good truck aswell


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Re: Blackwell 769B's

Post #4 by nick lamb » Fri Mar 20, 2009 9:13 pm

I did abit on them for Levacks.Good trucks and very sweet engines :thumbs_up:

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Re: Blackwell 769B's

Post #5 by si25 » Sun Mar 22, 2009 2:35 pm

i could be wrong, but i believe that Weldon plant bought 4 769Bs from blackwells around ten years back. they are still around but do not see regular use. i'll take a couple of pics next time i take the dog up that way!
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Re: Blackwell 769B's

Post #6 by conway » Sat May 23, 2009 9:50 am

I believe Dick and Chris blackwell bought at least 12 brand new 769 dump trucks for use on the clevedon section of M5 motorway.They were used to pull out 2 million tonnes of rock and deposit in the valley below.It was left to settle the ground for a year or so,picked up put through crushers and put down again by pirate tippers,my dad Bill Conway had that contract.THe project manager for Laings pulled Dick blackwell out of his roller when the contract got behind schdule.THe job was flooded with about 50x hired dump trucks ,many came from umo plant,these russian dumptrucks,were constantly breaking down the russian fitters spent most of the time under them.It was the early seventies i was about 20.

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Re: Blackwell 769B's

Post #7 by modelman093 » Sat May 23, 2009 8:49 pm

conway wrote:,my dad Bill Conway had that contract.

Hi Colin,
Was your dad the Conway who had 657s stripping the overburden off the cement chalk pits at Swanscombe near Dartford, Kent - mid to late 60s?
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Re: Blackwell 769B's

Post #8 by conway » Sun Jun 07, 2009 4:52 am

Angus,my dad did not get involved in the big stuff.He made alot of dough on the first 4 sections of the m1 for Laings he had about 25 trucks theand 200 or so sub contracted to him.Went on to build a fleet of 50 or so with 22 rbs to load them went broke started again on the m5 at Clevedon.interesting blog about him and those times on google knock in aec mammoth major motorway muckshiting bill conway Colin

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Re: Blackwell 769B's

Post #9 by si25 » Sun Jun 07, 2009 11:35 am

seen some work in their time i'm sure.
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Re: Blackwell 769B's

Post #10 by johnelliot » Sat Aug 30, 2014 4:44 pm

Drove a 769B for Public Works at Keilder Dam many moons ago.
Great truck.


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