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Re: Hymac 580BT 1969

Post #21 by bigkit » Sat Nov 07, 2015 12:42 am

Yeah fabulous job :thumbup:


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Re: Hymac 580BT 1969

Post #22 by Nick Drew » Sun Nov 08, 2015 10:17 pm

Well Jeremy,

I cannot believe I have missed this news! I am naturally over the moon for you, if anyone deserves to own their own piece of Hymac history its you my friend!

I am looking forward to seeing more on this project in the future.

Health to enjoy her Jeremy.

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Re: Hymac 580BT 1969

Post #23 by Jeremy Rowland » Sun Nov 15, 2015 10:19 pm

I started a bit of restoration work on this machine yesterday; although I have purchased a tarpaulin sheet which I still cover the cab with I decided that making a temporary repair to the cab roof which has several holes rotted in it was the order of the day.
Armed with some fibre glass and resin I made a start on it; it does require further work and hopefully next year I am hoping to get a new roof fabricated and fitted.
The next work was replacing several broken grease nipples and greasing the machine, then I tackled the job of replacing the broken throttle cable which I did get fitted but not adjusted correctly before the weather decided to change for the worst. Although I could have backed the digger in the shed I had had enough by then and as it is a 2 to 3 hour journey back and in bad weather at a quarter to three I decided to 'knock it on the head' for the day and head off home.

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Re: Hymac 580BT 1969

Post #24 by mechman » Mon Nov 16, 2015 2:29 am

Jeremy.
I don't think I'm that far away from your machine, PM me next time you intend to visit it maybe make a day of it (constructive wise).
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Re: Hymac 580BT 1969

Post #25 by Jeremy Rowland » Mon Nov 16, 2015 9:05 am

mechman wrote:Jeremy.
I don't think I'm that far away from your machine, PM me next time you intend to visit it maybe make a day of it (constructive wise).
Norm.



Yes Norman it's not that far from you so I'll let you know next time I'm heading up there; at the moment it's very weather dependant and dependant on what others are doing but I'll let you know. :thumbup:

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Re: Hymac 580BT 1969

Post #26 by mechman » Mon Nov 16, 2015 2:38 pm

Hi Jeremy.
Does your HyMac have the Ford 6D fitted, if so, what condition is it in. :|


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Re: Hymac 580BT 1969

Post #27 by Jeremy Rowland » Mon Nov 16, 2015 2:54 pm

Yes Norman it has the Ford engine; she smokes a bit when cold but appears to run okay. You can still get bits for these engines okay and there are second hand units available. :thumbup:

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Re: Hymac 580BT 1969

Post #28 by mechman » Mon Nov 16, 2015 6:13 pm

I think that roof would not take much replacing (For a metal worker that is )any idea what gauge it was.


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Re: Hymac 580BT 1969

Post #29 by Jeremy Rowland » Mon Nov 16, 2015 8:37 pm

mechman wrote:I think that roof would not take much replacing (For a metal worker that is )any idea what gauge it was.


Norman I'm not sure as I have had very little time to get to grips with my new toy yet; I have a mental list of the initial jobs that I want sorted on her and have made a slow but progressive start on the work. :thumbup:

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Re: Hymac 580 D

Post #30 by nickcatt » Mon Mar 07, 2016 12:58 pm

Hi , I have a Hymac 580 D owned it about twelve years ,got it to build myself a lake and now use it to load stuff onto my truck with some old pallet forks a retired crane driver gave me , even use it to lift engines , lifting logs onto my sawmill etc, its in perfect working order after a bit of sweat and yanking on some big spanners , I was wondering if anyone could advise I have hydraulic oil leaking from what I think is the distribution valve on the undercarriage that distributes oil to the track motors , there seems to be a drain in the centre and oil comes out there , I have a workshop manual but cant identify that part , there is a thread that looks like it should have a capped nut on it as I can stop the oil by blocking it with my finger , does anyone know if there should be a cap and if so where to get one .
many thanks
nick { wiltshire }


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