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Old Excavators at work.

Post #1 by FOWLER MAN » Wed Sep 19, 2018 5:59 pm

Here are a few pics I took over the weekend.
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Post #2 by Jeremy Rowland » Thu Sep 20, 2018 7:35 am

Nice pics Fred :claphands: :thumbup: I see you made it up to the Vintage Excavator Trust then I must make an effort and go there myself one day the 110RB looks interesting could you go in the machines cab or main housing? I would love a look round that one myself.

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Post #3 by XS650 » Thu Sep 20, 2018 1:21 pm

It's rope excavator nirvana Jeremy :thumbup: in a stunning location, well worth combining with a break in the Lakes.
Plus loads of other stuff and on non working days you're just allowed to roam freely which is a rarity these days.
Got to wonder how much will ever get restored though as there is so much , but at least it's all escaped the gas axe !
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Post #4 by Jeremy Rowland » Thu Sep 20, 2018 2:02 pm

XS650 wrote:It's rope excavator nirvana Jeremy :thumbup: in a stunning location, well worth combining with a break in the Lakes.
Plus loads of other stuff and on non working days you're just allowed to roam freely which is a rarity these days.
Got to wonder how much will ever get restored though as there is so much , but at least it's all escaped the gas axe !
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If its escaped the gas axe then at least it still exists to be restored just like many of the old steam loco's that were at the Barry scrap yard. :thumbup:

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Post #5 by Diggerpete1961 » Sun Sep 23, 2018 7:57 pm

I always hope to go but something always comes up, (Hols arranged by wife, weddings, this time dental troubles). Likewise Neath. I gather at VED they have a working 933G, & one year a Bristol Taurus came along. Any crawlers / loaders this time? I did myself operate an old semi hydraulic Cub backhoe on a tile waste tip about 40 yrs ago. Recently staying Nr Leeds I came across the old Smith - Rodley works, externally pretty much as it was when the last machine was built


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Post #6 by martyn williams » Tue Sep 25, 2018 12:39 pm

Great to see you there Fred, great weekend . Can't wait for next years working day.


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Post #7 by topkit » Sun Oct 07, 2018 10:28 pm

Superb pictures there Fred thank you for sharing them, i would love to make it up there sometime, its a fair old drive from Kent, but i will make the effort at some point :thumbup:


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