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Re: George Wimpey (Plant)

Post #21 by XS650 » Mon Nov 09, 2009 10:18 pm

The AECs I remember used to u
se super single tyres on the rear in them days.(I think I am correct in calling the 6 wheeler AEC the minor and not the major)


Their are some great pictures of old AEC mammoth majors building the M25 here-

http://www.flickr.com/photos/21437618@N ... 431605706/
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Re: George Wimpey (Plant)

Post #22 by IBH » Sat Dec 19, 2009 4:29 pm

Apologies if these have been posted before, but I came across the following images on Flickr.
A Wimpey 580D
http://www.flickr.com/photos/89492733@N ... 627547760/
http://www.flickr.com/photos/89492733@N ... 627547760/
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http://www.flickr.com/photos/89492733@N ... 627547760/


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Post #23 by Martyn Henley » Sat Dec 19, 2009 4:49 pm

Brilliant find IBH :thumbup:

If you run the sequence of the guys photos, you will JCB 3Cmk2's mk3's, 3CX's 3D, Poclain's, 580C's 580BT,JCB 814, Massey 50B, Massey 200,Case 580F :dizzy: and a few other items of interest.

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Post #24 by newjcb123uk » Sat Dec 19, 2009 11:51 pm

Lets not forget this famous wimpey favourite ;)
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Post #25 by XS650 » Sun Dec 20, 2009 9:59 am

Brilliant find IBH
If you run the sequence of the guys photos, you will JCB 3Cmk2's mk3's, 3CX's 3D, Poclain's, 580C's 580BT,JCB 814, Massey 50B, Massey 200,Case 580F and a few other items of interest.
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Couldn't agree more :thumbup: theirs even a Whitlock !
This white cabbed machine is a mystery tho :dizzy:
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Post #26 by Martyn Henley » Sun Dec 20, 2009 10:45 am

I would say that could be a B100 with a JCB backhoe, you can see the detached backhoe to the back of the machine,

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Re: George Wimpey (Plant)

Post #27 by XS650 » Mon Dec 21, 2009 10:42 am

Think your right Martyn unusual cab tho.
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Re: George Wimpey (Plant)

Post #28 by pk1200 » Mon Dec 21, 2009 4:43 pm

Great series of photos,thanks for the link.Just what many of us want to see.


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Re: George Wimpey (Plant)

Post #29 by conway » Wed Dec 30, 2009 8:14 am

Mark, I worked for wimpeys as a commercial trainee,fortunate to be sent to sites all over the country my last year with them was spent on a huge resevoir job in Milton Keynes,3o odd scrapers ,mainly ts 24 ,d8 d9.Some of the d8s,came from Motorways plant.Part of my job was to check the timesheets ,you never queried,the hours claimed.It was owned by Pat Barret,a brother of Jonny Barret who run wimpey plant worldwide,another was a wimpey director of contracts,Wally Barr,Name Changed.I believe that another Barret started Barret Homes.Talented guys Peter Mills took over from Jonny B,Peter was my boss A Scotsman Really new the plant game Great way with men,loved to hear any news on Peter


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Re: George Wimpey (Plant)

Post #30 by essexpete » Thu Dec 31, 2009 2:19 am

XS650 wrote:
The AECs I remember used to u
se super single tyres on the rear in them days.(I think I am correct in calling the 6 wheeler AEC the minor and not the major)


Their are some great pictures of old AEC mammoth majors building the M25 here-

http://www.flickr.com/photos/21437618@N ... 431605706/


Amazing to think those old AECs were still earning a crust when they were in their late teens at least.


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