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Re: Classic pictures Updated 01/07/2018

Posted: Wed Jul 04, 2018 5:54 pm
by FOWLER MAN
essexpete wrote:
Jeremy Rowland wrote:
Neversweat wrote:
essexpete wrote:What is the Taylor Woodrow D series?


Concrete Skip Perhaps :?:



Yes it has a chute for concrete so I'd agree; nice Hymac 580 in the second photo. :thumbup:

Jeremy


And a fair old load on the Ford!


Hi we used to call these "Agitator Trucks."
They were not mixers , but used to transport concrete from a central mixing plant to where it was needed on the big jobs.
They would keep the concrete workable and prevent segregation by stirring the mix. I found this pic. on the net which shows one discharging,
It shows the mcchanism in the skip too.
Fred

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Re: Classic pictures Updated 04/07/2018

Posted: Wed Jul 04, 2018 7:44 pm
by Neversweat
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Re: Classic pictures Updated 04/07/2018

Posted: Thu Jul 05, 2018 10:53 pm
by Jeremy Rowland
Nice pics Steve :thumbup: the last one the ERF that belonged to Midland Earthmoving; they were based in Dudley not so far from me, they ran an old Mk11 Atkinson Borderer for their low-loader I believe this has since passed into preservation :thumbup: they also had about three Mk11 Atkinson Searcher (six wheelers) with 'super singles' on the rear axles.
Just realised I have a poor quality photo (not mine) of that old Atki they used to operate.

Jeremy


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Re: Classic pictures Updated 07/07/2018

Posted: Sat Jul 07, 2018 9:10 pm
by Neversweat
One for Jeremy.

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Re: Classic pictures Updated 07/07/2018

Posted: Thu Jul 12, 2018 2:55 pm
by FOWLER MAN
Hi Steve,
Lloyds of Ludlow had a depot in Merthyr Tydfil just a few miles from Hymac at Rhymney. Their manager at Merthyr was a good friend of mine and they did most of Hymac's deliveries.
They delivered a new 580 C to me in 1977 and if I remember rightly the unit was an AEC.
Fred

Re: Classic pictures Updated 14/07/2018

Posted: Sat Jul 14, 2018 10:54 am
by Neversweat
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Re: Classic pictures Updated 14/07/2018

Posted: Sat Jul 14, 2018 11:46 am
by Neversweat
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Re: Classic pictures Updated 01/07/2018

Posted: Sat Jul 14, 2018 2:11 pm
by Wee Heavy
XS650 wrote:Yes its a concrete skip on the Ford, used where the job has a big concrete batching plant on site . Things like new motorways and runways.
Rarely seen nowadays.
Craig


Hello,

They had the nickname of a "Gravy Boat" and were used to supply the "Concrete Trains" as they were known that formed motorways and airfield runway constructions.

Regards

Re: Classic pictures Updated 15/07/2018

Posted: Sun Jul 15, 2018 11:18 am
by Neversweat
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Re: Classic pictures Updated 15/07/2018

Posted: Sun Jul 15, 2018 11:48 pm
by essexpete
What an amazing black and white of the Phillips (is that the right name). That must have been a headache for someone! Just about every early 60s truck make in the photo and some plant as well. I wonder if the management kept the local sales reps on their toes?