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Re: JOHN JONES EXCAVATIONS

Post #11 by argie » Sun Nov 20, 2011 8:12 pm

The majority of the machines they had on the A46 were hired in. Stokey had a few bits of kit on there for them and part of the deal was they had to be signed up as John Jones machines, with the owner having to suffer the cost of taking all the livery off at the end of the job!
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Post #12 by nick lamb » Sun Nov 27, 2011 8:45 pm

Off topic abit;Kevin Gibbons was burried last month and John Jones himself is alive and kicking so don't write them off just yet..... :think:

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Post #13 by Chris.B » Sun Feb 02, 2014 4:30 pm

JJ finished trading Aug 2013. The last two members of staff were paid off then.
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Post #14 by Chris.B » Tue Dec 08, 2015 1:47 pm

For those that knew them, both Brian Osborne (Pastie) and Kenny Berrisford passed away last month.
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Post #15 by FOWLER MAN » Tue Dec 08, 2015 6:54 pm

"A" series ERF delivering a D9 circa early 70s.
Picture courtesy of my good friend Allan Leach who worked for John Jones for many years.
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Post #16 by FOWLER MAN » Wed Dec 09, 2015 6:14 pm

Hi,
Bit more John Jones history courtesy of Allan.
Fitting that the previous post was a lowloader as I'm told John Jones himself was a navvy driver who first set up business with a lowloader moving other peoples equipment.
The Company secured a contract circa 1972 muckshifting for the Shell Terminal on Anglesey but the bridge accross the Menai Strait from the North Wales mainland was not capable of carrying the required D9 and motor scrapers onto the island.
John Jones sourced some pontoons and floated the D9 and three 631 scrapers, (bought new for the job), across to the island.
This in spite of the fact that no insurance company was prepared to cover the crossing.
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Re: JOHN JONES EXCAVATIONS

Post #17 by diggerjones » Wed Dec 09, 2015 9:00 pm

would they have used winches or boats to pull the pontoons across. I remember jj on Shrewsbury by pass in the early 90's. Doing the muck shift.


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Post #18 by Mrsmackpaul » Wed Dec 09, 2015 9:18 pm

now theres someone whos not afraid to have ago not many people left with that much go in them any more

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Re: JOHN JONES EXCAVATIONS

Post #19 by Dreamweaver » Sun Jan 10, 2016 9:02 pm

FOWLER MAN wrote:"A" series ERF delivering a D9 circa early 70s.
Picture courtesy of my good friend Allan Leach who worked for John Jones for many years.
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I drove that ERF/King combo for 3 years or so mid 70's,not the best years of my life,but an experience nontheless


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