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Re: Priestman Excavators

Post #211 by DAJOCAT » Tue Nov 29, 2016 1:11 pm

MUSTANG MUSEUM ?
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Hello , made these pics at a friend of mine , who was a contractor and had 9 Mustangs during the years , of
which 4 are left : a 100 mobile (pic) and a 120 (pics) .
The other two , a 90 and a 220 , were hidden in a shed and it was impossible to get a good pic .
There are also still all kind of parts , like this traction unit in the foreground .

Have a nice day , DAJOCAT , the Netherlands


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Post #212 by Jeremy Rowland » Tue Nov 29, 2016 2:51 pm

Great photos :thumbup: I do hope some of these machines make it into preservation.

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Post #213 by FOWLER MAN » Wed Nov 30, 2016 4:30 pm

Jeremy Rowland wrote:Great photos :thumbup: I do hope some of these machines make it into preservation.

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Me too, It would be sad to see these go to the great scrap-yard in the sky. :(
My working life revolved around Priestmans for many years. I used to carry out repairs for Priestman in South Wales and ran eleven of them myself over time.
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Post #214 by Nick Drew » Thu Dec 01, 2016 9:24 am

Great photos DAJOCAT, would be great to see the others especially the 220 of which I have fond memories.
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Post #215 by FOWLER MAN » Fri Jan 06, 2017 10:57 pm

Hi,
I was looking through some Priestman stuff today an re-discovered this old 1987/8 pic. I thought it may be worth a post.

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Post #216 by Dah » Sat Jan 07, 2017 12:22 am

I remember that picture! Takes me back!

Did the VC30 ever make it into production or was it just a prototype?

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Post #217 by FOWLER MAN » Sun Jan 08, 2017 2:31 pm

I don't think Rustons built any VC 30s :?: :?:
The only picture I have of the thirty is this one with the "New" sticker on the screen, it is dated 30-4-90 which was about the time of the Priestman / Sanderson demise. This may have been the only completed machine :?: :?:
Does anyone know more :?: :?:

Unlike the other VCs the 30 appears to have had a pair of underslung rams to operate the dipper arm and the arm does not appear to be operated by any mechanical, (rope), link to the sliding counterweight.
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Post #218 by DAJOCAT » Sun Jan 08, 2017 3:07 pm

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Here are some pics of the VC series 15 working in the Netherlands in the eighties . The yellow one is constructing a dike along a motorway for sound suppression , the yellow one is cleaning a ditch and loads the mud into a "watertight" lorry .
Have a nice day .
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Post #219 by FOWLER MAN » Sun Jan 08, 2017 3:22 pm

I found this on the net. Drivers eye view from VC15.
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Post #220 by essexpete » Sun Jan 08, 2017 6:37 pm

FOWLER MAN wrote:I don't think Rustons built any VC 30s :?: :?:
The only picture I have of the thirty is this one with the "New" sticker on the screen, it is dated 30-4-90 which was about the time of the Priestman / Sanderson demise. This may have been the only completed machine :?: :?:
Does anyone know more :?: :?:

Unlike the other VCs the 30 appears to have had a pair of underslung rams to operate the dipper arm and the arm does not appear to be operated by any mechanical, (rope), link to the sliding counterweight.
Fred

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Fred why do you think the 30 would have a drum and rams?

Edit :oops: I see! the under slung rams instead of a top wire and designed to give max push outwards.


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