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Re: Hydrocon Cranes

Post #41 by XS650 » Mon Oct 28, 2013 3:03 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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Re: Hydrocon Cranes

Post #42 by Stephen Carter » Tue Oct 29, 2013 7:37 pm

Craig,

Regrettably no. I was told it succumbed about 18 months ago when the price of scrap was at an all time high. It would never have run again, the boom was in very rusty condition the last time I saw it which was about 10 years ago and engine parts and the PTO and pump had been removed to keep the owners 300T tele going.

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Re: Hydrocon Cranes

Post #43 by XS650 » Wed Oct 30, 2013 8:59 am

Sad :cry:
Thanks for info though , have you any idea what the 8w chassis was on these , Albion maybe ?

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Re: Hydrocon Cranes

Post #44 by Stephen Carter » Wed Oct 30, 2013 5:19 pm

Craig,
I think the crane chassis was Hydrocons own. It was very meaty with leg boxes of course. Only manual legs. She had a Leyland 680 power plus engine. My Hydrocon Clansman which is about the same vintage has Leyland running gear engine etc although it was possibly Albion based after Leyland took over Albions.

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Re: Hydrocon Cranes

Post #45 by colinmackay77 » Thu Aug 28, 2014 12:49 pm

Looking for a second hand Hydrocon Huntly (8 ton ) any help

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Re: Hydrocon Cranes

Post #46 by XS650 » Thu Aug 28, 2014 3:19 pm

Stephen Carter wrote:Craig,
I think the crane chassis was Hydrocons own. It was very meaty with leg boxes of course. Only manual legs. She had a Leyland 680 power plus engine. My Hydrocon Clansman which is about the same vintage has Leyland running gear engine etc although it was possibly Albion based after Leyland took over Albions.

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Is that your Hydrocon Clansman that is on quay at Douglas ? just returned from IOM and the Clansman is on quayside with a Smith Crawler crane that appears to be working .
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Re: Hydrocon Cranes

Post #47 by Dijit » Wed Jan 28, 2015 1:03 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

Steve :thumbup:


It's a Hydrocon Highlander. Note the (dangerous) use without outriggers. Also whilst it's difficult to be certain it looks like it has the manual crane for lifting the jib sections on and off.


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Re: Hydrocon Cranes

Post #48 by Cx5 » Tue Jul 19, 2016 12:19 am

I think this is a Hydrocon but no idea of model. Seen a few years ago in a fenland location.


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Re: Hydrocon Cranes

Post #49 by Dijit » Tue Jul 19, 2016 2:48 am

If its a single rear axle its a Hydrocon Marksman. If its a double rear axle its a Hydrocon Clansman. Its got the Admiralty second cab. It's carrying a '79 registration which is about right and a non standard Drivers seat.

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Re: Hydrocon Cranes

Post #50 by XS650 » Tue Jul 19, 2016 6:41 pm

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

http://www.britishpathe.com/video/rust- ... T+IN+PEACE

Steve :thumbup:


It's a Hydrocon Highlander. Note the (dangerous) use without outriggers. Also whilst it's difficult to be certain it looks like it has the manual crane for lifting the jib sections on and off.



Sounds like you know your Hydrocon's :thumbup:
Lifting without outriggers - not recommended but can't imagine that old 30's car weighs much .

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