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Re: Poclain 75 CKB

Post #41 by Jeremy Rowland » Mon Sep 17, 2018 7:34 am

Mick Annick wrote:Jeremy

Thanks for this, it's brought back a lot of happy memories of Hook in the early 1980's!


Hi Mick did you used to work for Poclain down there? I am finally starting to make good headway with this project, there are still a few jobs that I want to get done before going back to work on the Hymac :thumbup:

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Re: Poclain 75 CKB

Post #42 by Mick Annick » Mon Sep 17, 2018 10:37 pm

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I can't be much help with your restoration I'm afraid, I worked at Hook for two years in the transport department running the low loader fleet, but it's lovely to see one being rescued.

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Re: Poclain 75 CKB

Post #43 by Jeremy Rowland » Tue Sep 18, 2018 7:29 am

Mick Annick wrote:Jeremy

I can't be much help with your restoration I'm afraid, I worked at Hook for two years in the transport department running the low loader fleet, but it's lovely to see one being rescued.

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Mick no problem I had just wondered if you had worked on them as I know that Poclain had one of their depots down in that area :thumbup:

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Re: Poclain 75 CKB

Post #44 by XS650 » Tue Sep 18, 2018 9:14 am

Just caught up with this thread , well done Jeremy in saving another old beast and Like others have said I do admire your tenacity !
Out of curiosity how far is Meaux from your home ?
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Re: Poclain 75 CKB

Post #45 by Jeremy Rowland » Tue Sep 18, 2018 11:02 am

XS650 wrote:Just caught up with this thread , well done Jeremy in saving another old beast and Like others have said I do admire your tenacity !
Out of curiosity how far is Meaux from your home ?
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Craig it's around the 136 mile mark; takes me around two and a half hours to get there, it's not really a bad journey plus on a Thursday there is a great bunch of lads there. :thumbup:

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Re: Poclain 75 CKB

Post #46 by Mick Annick » Tue Sep 18, 2018 11:37 pm

Jeremy

Hook was Case-Poclain's head office, main workshop, stores and distribution centre for the UK, though there were depots at Halesowen, Leeds, Bolton(?) and Glasgow that I remember.

The two brands were just starting to come together then but served different markets - Case were mainly wheeled loaders including skid steers and a little yard crane, Poclain were only 360 machines, we also handled PPM cranes there.

I only worked in transport - I'd given up the spanners as I didn't like getting dirty for a living!


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Re: Poclain 75 CKB

Post #47 by Jeremy Rowland » Wed Sep 19, 2018 7:31 am

Mick Annick wrote:Jeremy

Hook was Case-Poclain's head office, main workshop, stores and distribution centre for the UK, though there were depots at Halesowen, Leeds, Bolton(?) and Glasgow that I remember.

The two brands were just starting to come together then but served different markets - Case were mainly wheeled loaders including skid steers and a little yard crane, Poclain were only 360 machines, we also handled PPM cranes there.

I only worked in transport - I'd given up the spanners as I didn't like getting dirty for a living!



Yes Mick I understand why you gave up the spanners as I did that for 11 years of my life but on Trucks; Case bought a large share in Poclain during the mid-seventies and later took control of the whole company during the late eighties, I never realised there was a depot at Halesowen not so very far from where I live. :thumbup:

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Re: Poclain 75 CKB

Post #48 by Jeremy Rowland » Sat Oct 13, 2018 5:09 pm

Okay so I have managed to get a little more done; although I had not really wanted to start on the cosmetics of the Poclain with the coming winter I want to try and at least get the cab weatherproof so I made a start, the roof was covered in light rust but also had a couple of holes in it that required some filler so I cleaned it all off using my angle grinder and flap-discs. Some filler, two coats of primer and a top coat later I was happy with it, there is supposed to be a chap coming along to put some cab glass in it for me I will be a lot happier then.

I went up there last Thursday with the intention of doing more to the cab but the weather was too wet to permit painting so I decided to tackle the rest of the loose bolts that hold the slew motor in place; there was two that are awkward to get to but I managed to get the old bolts out and two new ones in, the one last loose bolt on the other side which was easier to get on with spanners was more of a problem but with a bit of perseverance I was able to get that out. There was what looked like a loose smaller bolt so I chiselled it off and knocked out what I found to be one of two dowels, these are 17mm diameter so no-standard as I did ask my fastener supplier. I have arrowed this on the one photo, it looks like there is a bolt missing but there is actually a dowel in there, this is an easy fix for me another time.

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