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Post #1 by Elfonz » Sun Sep 06, 2015 9:03 am

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Dont see many of these,were,nt many made and finally i got to operate one.I, ve operated just about all sizes and configurations and thought i,d missed out on one of these beauties.This is at Cockburn just south of Perth City W.A.Georgiou are Australia wide and build anything and everything.This is at a new industrial area were we have 2 39,s they also own 6 657Es and 3 37,s all in great nick.


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Re: 639,s

Post #2 by SRB » Wed Sep 09, 2015 1:41 pm

The 639D was only produced from 1979 - 1984.

Tidy looking machines, thanks for sharing!

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Re: 639,s

Post #3 by Elfonz » Thu Sep 10, 2015 1:04 pm

It is possible that either of Georgiou,s 2 39,s or a couple of other "39,s" getting around W.A started life as a "33".The Thomas family from Baldivas have had 9 of them and still have 4.Over the years they have also made a few 39,s by putting a 37 backend under a 33.Colin Thomas informs me that they are still alive and well.There are also a few 29,s ,not as many as the 39,s getting around.I dont have any info on them,be interested if any one does.


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Re: 639,s

Post #4 by SRB » Fri Sep 11, 2015 10:00 am

I don't think its possible to convert a 633 into a 639 due to difference in rear chassis.

The 629 may be a custom job, Cat never made one, a 623 is still in production today but is just a single engine elevating scraper.

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Re: 639,s

Post #5 by Elfonz » Fri Sep 11, 2015 12:55 pm

Done a check just in case I got it wrong.They put 37 rear end under a 33.Its not a easy job,like a straight swap or anything there,s abit involved.They,ve done it a few times now.The 29,s I found out are built by a few contractors over here who put elevators in 627,s.


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Re: 639,s

Post #6 by 68a » Fri Sep 11, 2015 7:16 pm

Top piece of kit.Never seen one in the flesh


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Post #7 by Elfonz » Sat Sep 12, 2015 3:28 am

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Post #8 by Elfonz » Sat Sep 12, 2015 3:38 am

Some more 39,s from West Oz.Two that would make you cry Wormall,s 39 burnt to the ground earlier this year.Apparently the operator could,nt get to the extinguishers it was too hot but he did,nt call for help for sometime.He would,nt be very popular there are,nt many of them as it is.On a happier note the shiny one belongs to a mate who just had the things that needed replacing done and a new paint job.His family have had 9 of these over the years,they still have 4.


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Post #9 by Elfonz » Sat Sep 12, 2015 3:43 am

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Re: 639,s

Post #10 by Elfonz » Sat Sep 12, 2015 3:46 am

Forgot to add Wormall,s had the back motor out and was being used as a 33 until they fixed the motor.


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