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Dijit
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Re: Hydrocon Cranes

Post #51 by Dijit » Tue Jul 19, 2016 8:13 pm

I should do. My late father designed and built the first one then turned the business into a world beating product exported all over the world.
First one man operated, hydraulic, carried its own strut job sections certainly in Europe and the first to use and build fibreglass cabs. Lots of other firsts too.
Am interested in anything Hydrocon. The machines, I have 3, literature, photos, or memories.
I was used in the firms advertising from age four.


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Re: Hydrocon Cranes

Post #52 by Jeremy Rowland » Tue Jul 19, 2016 10:43 pm

Dijit wrote:I should do. My late father designed and built the first one then turned the business into a world beating product exported all over the world.
First one man operated, hydraulic, carried its own strut job sections certainly in Europe and the first to use and build fibreglass cabs. Lots of other firsts too.
Am interested in anything Hydrocon. The machines, I have 3, literature, photos, or memories.
I was used in the firms advertising from age four.


Wow fantastic would be great to learn more. :thumbup:

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Re: Hydrocon Cranes

Post #53 by modelman093 » Tue Jul 19, 2016 11:22 pm

When I worked for Beck and Pollitzer in the 60s they still had Hydrocons with three jib sections stacked each side of the hoist mechanism. They also ran Redler and Muir Hill cranes with a similar configuration.
Then came the first Coles telescopics.


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Re: Hydrocon Cranes

Post #54 by Dijit » Wed Jul 20, 2016 1:36 am

Jeremy, have PM'd you.

Modelman, B&P were regular customers. I think you are probably referring to 4/5/6 ton Highlanders but they likely had a few larger models too. I know some of the salesman and will ask them.


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