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JCB 3d

Post #1 by Matchless?58 » Thu May 21, 2020 12:14 pm

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Hi all
Just to start off I am going to try and put some pictures up at the end of this post and as my computer skills are at the level of a 3 year old don't expect too much .
Couple of questions .
1/ If I can post the pictures is it possible that someone could identify the machine for me . I'm pretty sure it's a 3d only from looking at other photos . I cannot find a plate on the machine with serial number and believe me I've been over it with a fine tooth comb . Guess it's been lost over the years and this obviously doesn't help when trying to order new parts .
2/ I have just started to use the machine properly and gave it a bit of work for about an hour the other day . The problem is when it and the hydraulic oil get hot it pours out of what I assume to be the hydraulic breather . ( Little pipe sticking up in front of where the cab should be .) The oil looks really clean .
Before I collected the machine the previous owner said he had topped up the oil he didn't have a clue so could it be he has simply overfilled it ? I can't see the level as the sight tube is so discoloured with age it's impossible to see through it . Are these available as replacement parts ? .
My other thought is that the main filter could be blocked and is making the oil back up and push out of the breather . Is this likely ? I will probably change the filter as a matter of course but I always work my machine's a bit first to identify any problems and to see if they can earn their corn before spending any money on them . I also need to correctly identify first so I can get the right parts .
Any other thoughts suggestions or ideas gratefully received .
Quick bit of background on this machine .
Previous owners grandfather was a bit of a hoarder and collector particularly of old cars or anything old for that matter . It was the granddad who bought this machine some 15years ago unfortunately the grandad had a habit of buying something starting a restoration project then leaving it half done and moving on to the next purchase . At the time of his passing away he had over 200 vehicles of various types in his yard mostly half restored or stripped down waiting to be finished . The JCB was among these and the grandson inherited it along with the other vehicles . He had sold nearly all the cars when I went to look at the JCB and he knew the history of the machine . It had done some work for a contractor then passed onto a builders merchants who used the front loader only for loading aggregate in their yard . With the introduction of bagged material it was parked up in their yard and left until grandad spotted it and bought it to restore .
This would seem to be true as the backhoe seems to have very little wear and is tight for an old machine .
Cab has been removed and is very tatty but I have it and I think I can do something with it . Even just temporary it will keep off the rain . Machine had been under cover of an old lorry curtain side so rusty but savable .
Anyway have a look at the pictures . ( For you Tilly wolves )
Cheers Chris
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Re: JCB 3d

Post #2 by Matchless?58 » Thu May 21, 2020 12:19 pm

God just looked at the pictures it's not as bad as it looks mainly just surface rust .
Lick of paint and it will be fine sir . Trust me :D


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