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Hymac 580BT 1969

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Re: Hymac 580BT 1969

Post #41 by Jeremy Rowland » Tue Mar 22, 2016 8:46 am

Thanks Nick :thumbup: the top soil blade is rare to see on these machines so I may opt to leave it on there although there is a bucket that came with the digger.

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Re: Hymac 580BT 1969

Post #42 by antevante » Fri Mar 25, 2016 8:05 pm

Hi Jeremy! Great to se your BT working!


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Re: Hymac 580BT 1969

Post #43 by 68a » Sun Apr 24, 2016 4:48 pm

I enjoyed your article in classic plant Jeremy


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Re: Hymac 580BT 1969

Post #44 by Jeremy Rowland » Sun Apr 24, 2016 9:26 pm

68a wrote:I enjoyed your article in classic plant Jeremy



Thanks Nicky :thumbup: I am just learning at this plant restoration malarkey :lol: all good fun but a long way to go yet.

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Re: Hymac 580BT 1969

Post #45 by Jeremy Rowland » Fri Dec 09, 2016 11:29 pm

I suppose its time I updated this a little; well I have been busy 'beavering away' at the old girl doing bits and pieces, one of the first jobs was replacement of some of the hydraulic hoses which were in a very bad condition I make no excuses for the old machine because this was what I had really anticipated.
Tony Flint came up to the last working event and had a go in the machine and confirmed my suspicions that the hydraulic pump was knackered; he has since done a full rebuild on it for a good price when you consider that the gear sets alone are £150 each and there's three of them, fortunately the housings were within tolerance.
Another job taken on was that of replacing the hydraulic filters which is harder to do than what appears because the outside filter gets all the damp which causes it to corrode on and make removal a difficult task; fortunately I got one of the lads at work to 'knock' me up a 1" square drive socket to fit the square drive on the filter, it still took a scaffold pole and ratchet strap to finally break the seal.
There are lots of other little jobs done on the digger but you would never tell just by looking at it; whatever I have enjoyed the work that I have carried out and am intending to take on some of the bigger jobs that require attention. :thumbup:

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