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Post #21 by bob » Sun Dec 19, 2010 10:34 pm

Thanks Poncho for great photos brings back a lot of memory's I worked on road muckshifting for several years but I never work for hamptons please keep posting those photos as I can not see enough of the proper muckshifting

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Post #22 by XS650 » Mon Dec 20, 2010 10:40 am

Brilliant pictures of scrapers and dozers John , is that a Wabco in one of them ?
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Re: Good ole days

Post #23 by Green Dragon » Mon Dec 20, 2010 2:37 pm

Great pictures Poncho, thanks for sharing them. Looks like the 24 had some serious impact.


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Post #24 by poncho » Wed Dec 22, 2010 9:10 pm

your right Craig it was a wabco. It was on demonstration at Pill dock at avonmouth. had been laid off Public works a muckshifting firm from northern Ireland. They did the muck on the section before Hamptons section north petherton bridgewater. I was on my back to Gloucester and I heard there was a big muckshift on at pill.So I called in to see if there were any jobs.there were no jobs with the main contractor but the wabcos had just arrived on demonstration 3 of them.I got two weeks work demonstrating them until the American driver arrived from the states,works visa problem.every thing was push button,Worked on a click system. amazing machine. driver comfort was five star.

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Post #25 by Ian Fletcher1970 » Wed Dec 22, 2010 10:21 pm

Hi John,
Brilliant sets of pictures - thanks for posting :thumbup: :thumbup: - are there more to come :?: :?:
All the best and a very Merry Christmas

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Re: Good ole days

Post #26 by Deas Plant » Fri Dec 24, 2010 12:03 am

Hi, Folks.
Thanks for sharing your memories of earthmoving on the other side of the world from me. I am still operating and still enjoying it after 46 years but it is getting a little harder to stir myself from between the sheets in the mornings these days.

I very much agree that the best days of earthmoving and construction are gone. Too much regulation and too much paperwork now. University educated types who have minimal practical experience and precious little common nsense either running the shows. Long sleeved shirts and long trousers on all the big jobs - to prevent skin cancer. In a country like Australia with our high temperatures, which is more likely to kill you quickly, skin cancer - - - or heat stroke?

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Thanks again and you all have a Merry Christmas and a happy and prosperous New Year.
You have a wonderful day. Best wishes. Deas Plant.


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Post #27 by poncho » Wed Dec 29, 2010 12:17 am

Green Dragon wrote:Great pictures Poncho, thanks for sharing them. Looks like the 24 had some serious impact.

that was a slightly off centre head on in six inches of dust and no water bowser. thats Sid French the farmer from trull near taunton holding up a bit of 24 we had our caravans in his orchard.


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Post #28 by Nick Drew » Mon Jan 10, 2011 9:29 pm

Thought I would post these shots from my collection ....
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Post #29 by Ian Fletcher1970 » Mon Jan 10, 2011 9:40 pm

Nice Pictures Nick :claphands:
Thanks for posting

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Re: Good ole days

Post #30 by nick lamb » Sun Jan 16, 2011 9:11 am

Great shots there Nick.Just love those 657's :D


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