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Re: Priestman Excavators

Post #171 by Gavin Phillips » Sat Dec 08, 2012 7:23 pm

Hi Fred

Thanks for the machine ID and the other pictures. They should help me if/when more Priestman late model Mustang machines turn up on eBay/auction sites.

Was the 2-11 the only wheeled machine in the 2-1X series? My knowledge of the lineup of these Priestman excavators is very far from complete as you can probably tell.

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Re: Priestman Excavators

Post #172 by FOWLER MAN » Sat Dec 08, 2012 7:34 pm

Hi Gavin,
The 2-11 was the only duck in the 2 series.
Mine was one of only 6 built. Priestmans sign wrote it, took it to SED 1988 to demonstrate it and gave me a fair discount for the privelige.
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Post #173 by Gavin Phillips » Sat Dec 08, 2012 7:37 pm

Wow so a rare piece of British history then? Even better to know at least some of these machines are kicking around even if it is as a scrap handler.

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Re: Priestman Excavators

Post #174 by shirtbox2003 » Fri Jan 18, 2013 2:07 pm

it is to give more uplift , probably because priestman had a large stock of short rams for smaller models,thus saving waste.regards john.

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Re: Priestman Excavators

Post #175 by FOWLER MAN » Sat Jan 19, 2013 6:40 pm

shirtbox2003 wrote:it is to give more uplift , probably because priestman had a large stock of short rams for smaller models,thus saving waste.regards john.


Hi,
I think your pretty wide of the mark if its the two peice boom you are refering to. :lol:
All Priestmans had been fitted with two peice 12 position booms prior to the 108s and 168s and "Two Series."
Rams were made for these machines, (120s,160s,220s). by Hamworthy Hydraulics.
The 108s and 168s used Italian made rams.
By the time the 2-15 which inherited its boom from the 120 was introduced, all rams were made in house by "Taylor Rams."(No old stock).
I beleive Taylors grew out of Taylor Cranes who were taken over by the "Coles Cranes, (Priestman), Group."

This boom was retained on the 2-15 because the geometry lent itself to the fitting of ditch cleaning extenstons and other equipment which had always been a large proportion of Priestman sales.
Not only did the design give more uplift as you say, but it gave increased reach and digging depth capabilities too.

The drawback was that the arm, at best, would not come in closer than 2m. from the track. Priestman overcame the problem by supplying a "Tuck Link". I had one on one of my 120s. This allowed the arm to bring the bucket right in to the track.
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Re: Priestman Excavators

Post #176 by shirtbox2003 » Sat Jan 19, 2013 11:38 pm

i was just answering a question on an earlier topic regarding the reason for the tuck link which you agree with my answer to.this overcame the design fault in the original geometry and length of rams.as for the 12 point variable position boom,i have no issues with that.regards,jack.

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Post #177 by XS650 » Fri May 16, 2014 11:33 am

XS650 wrote:Spotted this yesterday in Middlesbrough , it's just completed extending a haulage yard , couldn't get a clear shot , no it's not an Eldiss Sirroco :D it's a Priestman Mustang !, next stop scrapyard maybe. Still clearly marked Wrights of York , always surprises me people leave their name on sold machines, unless they went bang of course.


Pleased to see this Priestman Mustang 2-15 is still in the yard 2 years later and not scrapped , seen today working on some road repairs .
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Post #178 by XS650 » Fri May 16, 2014 11:35 am

XS650 wrote:
XS650 wrote:Spotted this yesterday in Middlesbrough , it's just completed extending a haulage yard , couldn't get a clear shot , no it's not an Eldiss Sirroco :D it's a Priestman Mustang !, next stop scrapyard maybe. Still clearly marked Wrights of York , always surprises me people leave their name on sold machines, unless they went bang of course.

Pleased to see this is still in the yard and not scrapped and today it is working on some road repairs -
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Re: Priestman Excavators

Post #179 by FOWLER MAN » Fri May 16, 2014 5:32 pm

Hi Craig,
I'm getting quite excited over that one. :lol: :lol: It's good to see one still out there. :thumbup: Wonder if its for sale :?: :?:

Here are a few more Priestman pics while I'm on here.
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Re: Priestman Excavators

Post #180 by Gavin Phillips » Fri May 16, 2014 6:52 pm

Brilliant picture of the 2-15 there Craig, so that's two Priestman machines that still survive in the York area. The Wrights (now Wrights of Crockey Hill Ltd) still exist as a plant/skip/dump truck hire so they may well have some other goodies tucked away! Is the Priestman actually in their yard or is it elsewhere?
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