C J Pryor

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C J Pryor

Post #1 by john » Sun Aug 08, 2010 4:42 pm

The company based at Harlow Common. You dont seem to see much about them, but I remember they ran a lot of CAT's and other big plant plus a lot of 8wheelers
has anybody got any pictures?


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Post #2 by Martyn Henley » Sun Aug 08, 2010 5:24 pm

Hi John ... i did some cross hire work for Pryor's a few years ago, but alas no pictures ..however, i have found their web site
http://www.pryor.co.uk/

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Re: C J Pryor

Post #3 by mucker28 » Mon Feb 14, 2011 11:43 pm

Hi john i used to work on pryors on and off back in the early ninetys and in 2002 for a while they have got rid of a lot of kit they mormally run digger dumptrucks still got the blades but they dont run a fleet off d8 and boxes now think they got one when i was there they had the d9 s and the 637 scrapers but sadly them days have gone the company aint as big as what it was and the money aint much still today still got a few mates on there though on diggers and blades my father was a d8 and box man on pryors for years to when muckshifting was at its peak the good old days!

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Post #4 by Joes1989 » Tue Feb 15, 2011 10:01 pm

i dont believe this.....ive just been reading an Earthmovers article that said Pryors and Kelston Sparkes are one of the elite few that still run scrapers.....and i didnt know either of them did haha

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Post #5 by modelman093 » Tue Feb 15, 2011 11:55 pm

john wrote:The company based at Harlow Common. You dont seem to see much about them, but I remember they ran a lot of CAT's and other big plant plus a lot of 8wheelers
has anybody got any pictures?


Will these do?
Sorry about the quality but I was doing my own processing at the time with varying success!
All taken in about 1963 at Roxwell just outside Chelmsford.
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Post #6 by nick lamb » Sat Feb 19, 2011 6:03 pm

great pics Angus.I think I recall Pryor's with a D8L pulling a converted 637C box somewhere.....

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Post #7 by Holger » Sat Feb 19, 2011 8:09 pm

Thank you for those pics Angus! Great!
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Post #8 by mucker28 » Sat Feb 19, 2011 10:38 pm

Hello nicky yes your right pryors did run a D8L and converted box for afew years also they ran a couple of D9 s they converted a 637 box as well to run behind one of the D9G s awsome site it was watching it work , as i was also in the same pit working we was stripping the overburden off and digging out the ballast in fairlop walters hainult in essex a few years ago my dad was on the D9 at the time he was a scraper and box man on pryors for a few years . i think i ve got some photos of it working that i took i ll have to have a look for them .


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Re: C J Pryor

Post #9 by cranky the crane » Mon Apr 11, 2011 12:28 am

Hi lads great pics of roxwell i did abit of work there when the cranes where quiet its a company called frank lyons that does the muckshifting in there now.


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Re: C J Pryor

Post #10 by mucker28 » Thu Apr 14, 2011 10:40 pm

hello cranky i used to work for frank lyons about 5 years ago i was also in roxwell we were digging a new rubbish cell i was on a 30 ton kobelco digger at the time , mostly london blue clay so a good dig . i was also in there beforehand for c j pryors about 11 years ago digging out ballast driving a cat 330 with a couple of volvo A30 dumpers a good little job it was at the time and nice and local.


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