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Re: Priestman Excavators

Posted: Sun Jan 15, 2017 8:46 pm
by the wizard
I too remember the phamplet with range of Sanderson products at time was running sandersons forklifts&handerlers Winget dumpers and Priestman mustangs talk about bad luck! Never run VCs but the 30 looks to made as all other Priestmans were and over engineered, must say they better than liebheer or Hymac we also ran for short time.

Re: Priestman Excavators

Posted: Sat Jan 21, 2017 3:57 am
by Glenn E
Company I worked for in the early 70's had a Mustang 90 rubber duck, it was always in demand hardly ever in the yard. Also they had 3 120's and a 220.
The 220 was bought for a special pipe laying job.

Re: Priestman Excavators

Posted: Sat Feb 18, 2017 8:50 pm
by Jeremy Rowland
For those visiting Andrew's working event next Sunday (26th) you will be able to see this cracking little Priestman 108S she's in fine fettle too and has been acquired for a song by Andrew on behalf of one of the gents that has more machines on his farm. :thumbup:

Jeremy


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Re: Priestman Excavators

Posted: Fri Mar 31, 2017 4:29 pm
by DAJOCAT
THE CONTINUING STORY OF THE "MUSTANG MUSEUM" .

Hello , here are some more pics of the Mustangs in the Netherlands : a 120 , 100 and 90 and a 100 and 90 backside
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Re: Priestman Excavators

Posted: Tue Jul 11, 2017 2:49 pm
by Cx5
Seen on a Bedfordshire cycle ride.
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Re: Priestman Excavators

Posted: Tue Jul 11, 2017 4:18 pm
by Nick Drew
Wow, what an excellent find, looks like a 220 in very tidy condition for its age. Hope you can get some more photos of her Michael ;-)

Re: Priestman Excavators

Posted: Wed Jul 12, 2017 7:35 am
by Jeremy Rowland
Nick Drew wrote:Wow, what an excellent find, looks like a 220 in very tidy condition for its age. Hope you can get some more photos of her Michael ;-)



Yes please more photos Michael :claphands: she is either a 220 like Nick says or the slightly smaller 160 but I'm tending to agree with Nick that she is a 220; nice find!

Jeremy

Re: Priestman Excavators

Posted: Wed Jul 12, 2017 3:32 pm
by Cx5
This was not so much a drive by but a pedal by photograph. The machine was parked away from the road and I never stray from the public highway with photographs unless invited. Having said that, if I cycle that way again I shall look out for it as I do for many items of plant. Its much easier to stop when cycling and you get to see a lot more. Location wise its along the B660 "somewhere" close to Thurleigh.

Michael

Re: Priestman Excavators

Posted: Sun Jul 16, 2017 8:43 pm
by FOWLER MAN
Hi,
That is a rare find!
It's not a 220 but the even rarer 160. I don't know the production figures but very few of these were built.
Priestmans sent me to repair one of these in the 1980s. It was just off the M50 in Gloucestershire.
Derrick Burnel, a fitter directly employed by Priestman who later came to work for me reckoned the 160 was, at the time, the best of the range.

There was a choice of Perkins or Ford engines and the 160 was the only Priestman to use Rexroth pump , spools,valves and servo controls throughout.

The visible differences from the 160 in the picture are firstly the 220 had a radiator grill in the end of the engine housing as in this pic. of one of my 220s.
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The other give away is you can see both the fuel and hydraulic oil sight gauges on the side of the 160 in your pic. and the hydraulic reservoir is on the other side on the 220.

Fred

Re: Priestman Excavators

Posted: Thu Jul 27, 2017 7:31 pm
by the wizard
No fooling Fowler man she is a 160 for certain ,many reason but the main one is shes mine !!!