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Re: Hymac Excavators

Post #1101 by Jeremy Rowland » Sat Jun 15, 2019 7:35 pm

Nice photo IBH :thumbup: a 580BT :thumbup:

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Re: Hymac Excavators

Post #1102 by IBH » Thu Jul 25, 2019 6:32 pm

Photos of a long reach Hymac belong to Lambert Civil Engineering on Twitter https://twitter.com/lambertcivil/status/1131208160579063808


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Post #1103 by Jeremy Rowland » Wed Aug 07, 2019 9:30 pm

I have been busy today helping Julian Carder to take a few bits off an old 580BT that is no longer a runner and has long since seen her last working days, the farm the machine is on is in the process of being cleared.
I had a few parts myself but today we got the engine lifted out which Julian purchased from the vendor, always sad to see an old machine go but this one was truly beyond working again. I had the cross-line relief valves, the dashboard along with a few other odds and ends, she has good tracks which Julian is going back for, I may go along and help just have to see if I have the time.
One interesting thing was a badge on the cab which says "Arnold Plant Sales" this company still exists today and if memory serves me correctly Chas Penn's bought their Hymac 880 off this same company back around 1976.

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Post #1104 by Jeremy Rowland » Tue Aug 20, 2019 7:10 pm

Photographed this little beauty today; very rare to find now but in good condition for her age and far too good to cut for scrap, one Hymac 580B and if you want her she's yours because its up for sale so just pm me.

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Re: Hymac Excavators

Post #1105 by Andy80 » Sun Aug 25, 2019 7:13 pm

What a beauty. Poor she is so far away :(


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Post #1106 by Jeremy Rowland » Sun Aug 25, 2019 9:18 pm

Andy80 wrote:What a beauty. Poor she is so far away :(



Yes this machine is tidy for her age and getting hard to find now.

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Re: Hymac Excavators

Post #1107 by Jeremy Rowland » Thu Oct 10, 2019 8:29 pm

Well it is finished at last :claphands: Tony Flint has finally completed the restoration of the Hymac 480 and what a beauty she is :thumbup: I went along today to get some snaps; here's just a few, I may upload some YouTube footage of the machine.

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Post #1108 by Jeremy Rowland » Thu Oct 10, 2019 9:36 pm

Check out the video here:

https://youtu.be/pXnol7gZ2eQ

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Re: Hymac Excavators

Post #1109 by essexpete » Fri Oct 11, 2019 1:30 am

That looks like another set of skills to drive it! What engine Jeremy?


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Post #1110 by Jeremy Rowland » Fri Oct 11, 2019 7:53 am

essexpete wrote:That looks like another set of skills to drive it! What engine Jeremy?



Yes Pete I got a go in this machine at the Chipping Steam Fair before its restoration but you get used to the controls they're 'push-pull' levers, she's got the earlier 6 cylinder Ford engine in her the one where the injection pump is driven off a shaft from the timing casing, I forget the model number now.

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