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Re: Smith Rodley

Post #61 by IBH » Fri Oct 28, 2011 4:04 pm

An advert for Roger Bullivant from 1998, note the Smith crane undertaking dynamic compaction work:
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Post #62 by Xilence » Fri Oct 28, 2011 7:06 pm

Type is a C4046 crawler crane.
I hope there are more photographs of this crane out there.
The most of these type of cranes were sold in England.
You see them barely outside the UK.


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Re: Smith Rodley

Post #63 by librarian62 » Sat Oct 29, 2011 7:16 am

I first learned about SMITH machinery from an article in "Equipment Echoes" (the HCEA magazine) many years ago, which I found very interesting at the time. Seeing these machines in pics on this forum, and seeing the smith-cranes website from the Netherlands really helped me to learn more about this amazing equipment. I'm quite impressed.

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Re: Smith Rodley

Post #64 by IBH » Thu Nov 10, 2011 10:27 am

Another advert featuring a Smith:
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Post #65 by AMRoss » Sat Jul 28, 2012 5:42 pm

Here is my contribution - a Weldex machine photographed in the late 90's in a storage yard they had near Inverness.
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Re: Smith Rodley

Post #66 by FOWLER MAN » Sat Jul 28, 2012 11:00 pm

Hi,
I found these pics of a Smith, (I think it's a 40/50 :?: :?:), at work. It Belonged to Thomas W. Ward who owned Smith Rodly and Marshall Fowler in the 1950s and 60s.

They were also big in the demolition / scrap business in the 1960s. I well remember them dismantling the railways after "The Beaching Axe" fell on British Rail forcing the closure of branch lines allover the country.
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Post #67 by gah1950 » Sun Jul 29, 2012 12:17 am

hello fred.
good catch there ,i notice the yale 204 A .dangerous things if the doors were closed during operation all was ok but if they were left ajar the loader frames would promptly tear them off.
graham. :)

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Post #68 by Xilence » Thu Aug 09, 2012 12:24 am

It's one of the first C4046, about 1968/1969. (46 tons lifting capacity)
Great pictures, may I use one of them on my website?
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Re: Smith Rodley

Post #69 by FOWLER MAN » Thu Aug 09, 2012 12:38 am

Xilence wrote:It's one of the first 4046, about 1968/1969. (46 tons lifting capacity)
Great pictures, may I use one of them on my website?


Hello again Adrie,
Your welcome to the pics.
I'm more than happy if this helps add to your excelent Smith Rodley website.
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Re: Smith Rodley

Post #70 by Xilence » Thu Aug 09, 2012 12:46 am

Thank you very much Fred, pictures of a 40 are very rare, you see often more the Super 10, the Smith 12 and occasionally a Smith 26 or an 28.
But never the less, they all welcome. :D


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