Anything Whitlock ( Diggers, dump trucks, cranes et al )

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Re: Anything Whitlock ( Diggers, dump trucks, cranes et al )

Post #151 by essexpete » Fri Nov 23, 2018 12:37 am

If you look for the casting codes on the Fordson skid and the engine no if original you might confirm the date. (the skid would likely only be a few weeks older than the machine)
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How does the slew work on the digger?


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Re: Anything Whitlock ( Diggers, dump trucks, cranes et al )

Post #152 by essexpete » Fri Nov 23, 2018 12:45 am

Must missed the Merton loader Jeremy. What an odd arrangement withe the driver sitting over the engine. Looks like they pinched some of the design cues from Weatherill.

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Re: Anything Whitlock ( Diggers, dump trucks, cranes et al )

Post #153 by XS650 » Sat Nov 24, 2018 12:52 pm

1960 sounds bang on for a Power Major and this model Whitlock.
I believe the Whitlocks are good strong simple machines , the slew works by a hydraulic ram pulling a cable around the bottom of the slew post and this is the achilles heel , they can snap and leave the boom swinging loose. Apparently it is quite easy to get these made up ( by wire rope factor, lifting gear co ??) and it's probably worth having a few spare.
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Re: Anything Whitlock ( Diggers, dump trucks, cranes et al )

Post #154 by davidafsimpson » Mon Nov 26, 2018 6:35 pm

Thanks all. Does anyone know what type of bracket/connector I need to look for on front buckets? Or is it going to be tricky to find one because the ram location is rare on my model?


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Re: Anything Whitlock ( Diggers, dump trucks, cranes et al )

Post #155 by Jeremy Rowland » Tue Nov 27, 2018 8:52 am

davidafsimpson wrote:Thanks all. Does anyone know what type of bracket/connector I need to look for on front buckets? Or is it going to be tricky to find one because the ram location is rare on my model?



I would measure the mounting pin diameters (a digital Vernier would be okay if you have access to one) and the centres of the ram mountings and bucket mountings then go from there; try looking on farming sites as many farmers have old tackle laying around you may just get lucky. :thumbup:

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