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Cat Backhoes for MOD

Post #1 by SRB » Wed Dec 02, 2009 12:52 pm

Couple of pics of some Slightly modified backhoes going out to the MOD.

They are 434E models armoured to the hilt and fitted with solid Cushion tyres,,,,

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Re: Cat Backhoes for MOD

Post #2 by mjb1 » Wed Dec 02, 2009 4:24 pm

nice pic's, hope the aircon works :)

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Re: Cat Backhoes for MOD

Post #3 by Joes1989 » Wed Dec 23, 2009 10:22 am

Thought the army used HMEE's made by JCB?

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Re: Cat Backhoes for MOD

Post #4 by Jack » Wed Dec 23, 2009 10:19 pm

Thanks for the Pictures Stuart, Do you have any of the light up machines out front i read about in the express and star?


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Post #5 by SRB » Tue Jan 12, 2010 3:12 pm

Hey Jack,

Afraid not as i dont work there any more.

There was a 924H with a bucket full of pressi's and santa at the wheel and a Demo spec 345D with the fairy lights up the arm.

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Post #6 by Jack » Tue Jan 12, 2010 5:37 pm

No Problems Stuart. Sounds like a nice display! :thumbup:

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Re: Cat Backhoes for MOD

Post #7 by IBH » Tue Jan 12, 2010 7:41 pm

Joes1989 wrote:Thought the army used HMEE's made by JCB?

The MOD has 14 I think
http://www.jcb.com/presscentre/NewsItem.aspx?ID=686
I think the MOD bought them because the BAE built (with CAT components) 'Terrier combat engineer vehicle' still isn't ready for service:
http://www.baesystems.com/ProductsServi ... rrier.html
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Terrier_vehicle


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Re: Cat Backhoes for MOD

Post #8 by 23Abfacko » Mon Jan 28, 2013 12:14 am

The HMEE's were bought by us for a specific role, the Cat is to cover the general protected plant requirement. The solid tyres are a nightmare and have now all been replaced by run flats, the solids were breaking the blokes, we had to keep swapping operators. The HMEE are a lot better and preferred by all.


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