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Re: Ransomes ITW Shunter

Post #11 by diggerjones » Thu Feb 11, 2016 10:03 pm

It's pulling 100 tons in that pick. Wow what a tool


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Post #12 by expeatfarmer » Sat Mar 05, 2016 4:07 pm

Here is an ex BR ITW shunter spotted at Tractor World Malvern last week.
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Post #13 by expeatfarmer » Sat Mar 05, 2016 4:15 pm

This one off ITW was sold to London Docks for towing barges. We think the steering wheel was fitted to apply gradual pressure to the steering brakes as a means of reducing the risk of side snatching which could have a very wet ending.
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Post #14 by expeatfarmer » Sat Mar 05, 2016 4:19 pm

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Post #15 by expeatfarmer » Sat Mar 05, 2016 4:25 pm

A beautiful replica of the barge tractor built by 20 year old Rhys Boni from Jedburgh, the detail is amazing.
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Re: Ransomes ITW Shunter

Post #16 by Mrsmackpaul » Sat Mar 05, 2016 10:44 pm

They sure a different little thing arent they
They are like a Swiss Army knife of little crawlers or should I just call these tractors the whole thing is amazing how many different uses they were made for

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Post #17 by expeatfarmer » Sun Mar 06, 2016 11:41 am

The yellow machine behind it is a Ransomes Sand Skimming Tractor I am in the process of rebuilding. They were used for removing a layer of contaminated sand from the surface of water treatment filter beds.Based on an extended MG6 chassis. I am still collecting missing parts.


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Re: Ransomes ITW Shunter

Post #18 by fang » Tue Jul 26, 2016 7:43 pm

What publication are the pics of the ITW shunting wagons from?

Was the winch just fitted to the ITW or could a standard crawler be bought with one fitted?


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Re: Ransomes ITW Shunter

Post #19 by expeatfarmer » Tue Apr 25, 2017 6:07 pm

The inboard winch was also available on the MG6 crawler used considerably in timber extraction.


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