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Re: Hydrocon Cranes

Post #31 by XS650 » Fri Jul 15, 2011 3:28 pm

You've certainly got some interesting cranes there ,Sounds like the Smith , can be seen here From the very very handy Google streetview,



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Re: Hydrocon Cranes

Post #32 by XS650 » Fri Jan 20, 2012 2:43 pm

Some film glimpses of Hydrocon 50 tonner of Pointers, one of only four made according to Stephen above . Love the tartan cab lining and reputedly these had the first tilting cab. From -
http://www.eafa.org.uk/catalogue/6196
which has other plant which i may still out.
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Re: Hydrocon Cranes

Post #33 by Neversweat » Fri Jan 20, 2012 5:32 pm

At 00.32 crane and tipper from the firm my dad worked for - Claude Fenton

http://www.britishpathe.com/video/rust-in-peace/query/RUST+IN+PEACE

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Post #34 by tim » Sat Jan 21, 2012 11:15 am

Neversweat wrote:At 00.32 crane and tipper from the firm my dad worked for - Claude Fenton

http://www.britishpathe.com/video/rust-in-peace/query/RUST+IN+PEACE

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That was a good find Steve-i'll take the tailboard off the Scania get two on board and straight down the scrappy-was that you and Graham in the film with the girls? :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

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Re: Hydrocon Cranes

Post #35 by Neversweat » Sat Jan 21, 2012 2:11 pm

tim wrote:
Neversweat wrote:At 00.32 crane and tipper from the firm my dad worked for - Claude Fenton

http://www.britishpathe.com/video/rust-in-peace/query/RUST+IN+PEACE

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That was a good find Steve-i'll take the tailboard off the Scania get two on board and straight down the scrappy-was that you and Graham in the film with the girls? :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:


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Re: Hydrocon Cranes

Post #36 by FOWLER MAN » Sat Jan 21, 2012 10:49 pm

[quote="XS650"]Some film glimpses of Hydrocon 50 tonner of Pointers, one of only four made according to Stephen above . Love the tartan cab lining and reputedly these had the first tilting cab. From -

Hi XS650,
You beat me to it, I was going to say I didn't know there was a Hydrocon 50 tonner. I worked on some smaller ones over the years.
Heres one from the other end of the scale.
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Re: Hydrocon Cranes

Post #37 by XS650 » Mon Jan 23, 2012 9:53 am

Nice pic Fred , was beginning to form a theory that 1960s Hydrocon Telescopics all had Albion's LAD cabs and lattice jibs had Hydrocons own cabs but I'm obviously wrong . :)
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Re: Hydrocon Cranes

Post #38 by BulldozerD11 » Mon Jan 23, 2012 12:54 pm

FOWLER MAN wrote:
XS650 wrote:Some film glimpses of Hydrocon 50 tonner of Pointers, one of only four made according to Stephen above . Love the tartan cab lining and reputedly these had the first tilting cab. From -

Hi XS650,
You beat me to it, I was going to say I didn't know there was a Hydrocon 50 tonner. I worked on some smaller ones over the years.
Heres one from the other end of the scale.
Fred
6090351831_4bdb94ba70_z.jpg


Interesting Photo Fred :thumbup:

Used to see Search about more often with Cherry pickers on lorry chassis and cabins for Hire - Sheffield depot was/is near to Supertram maintenace depot at Attercliffe

Think they are still going as went past there HQ in Leeds last year were they had a yard full of cabins and a small cranes boom was just visible but did no have camera with me & it was all parked up solid for the Football down the road so no room to stop and have a look :(
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Re: Hydrocon Cranes

Post #39 by XS650 » Mon Jan 23, 2012 5:51 pm

W G Search still going strong ;-

http://www.wgsearch.co.uk/profile.html


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Re: Hydrocon Cranes

Post #40 by XS650 » Mon Oct 28, 2013 2:59 pm

Stephen Carter wrote:
The 50 ton strut jib was a Hydrocon Hampden. One came to the Isle of Man and is still here althought it has not been used for over 20 years. It was bought in by a short lived firm called manx Crane Hire and then bought by Juan Cannell Plant Hire. I used to drive it for both owners. It had an 8 wheel chassis with a Leyland 680 power plus engine. I will find a photo in my collection and post it shortly.

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Stephen , is the Hydrocon Hampden still in existence ?
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