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Posted: Sat Jun 10, 2017 2:56 pm
42H 466 was built Jan/Feb 1965 with a Ford 590E 6cyl diesel engine
Posted: Sun Jun 11, 2017 7:43 pm
Staggering. Over 50 years old!
Posted: Tue Jun 13, 2017 12:39 pm
You still come across 2H's working on farms and backup machines in old coal yards also a lot of other old machines still earning their keep. 42HD's are the main ones you see around.
Posted: Tue Aug 08, 2017 11:21 pm
Here is a fairly early 12H on ebay, by the number I would say from late 1958 or '59 on a Power Major.
Posted: Thu Jun 21, 2018 12:15 am
A slight departure in design from most of the Weatherill models of the 60s and 70s. The L50 was quite compact and had the then unusual mono boom. Fit all wheel steering plus a short telescopic boom and you would almost have a modern handler! We have not seen John Tutt lately, I hope he is OK.
ps These were fitted with a 4 cyl Perkins normally but this one looks a bit odd?
Posted: Thu Jun 21, 2018 9:34 pm
Nice to see its still around
Posted: Fri Jun 22, 2018 11:46 am
Hi Pete I have been around but I'm in Western Oz (the home of some big machines) at the moment. Back to the L50. The company did try the machine with all wheel steering but as the machine was intended for the local authority market it never went past the prototype stage. Early L50's had Ford Engines when I get back I will be able to tell you its age.
Posted: Fri Jun 22, 2018 10:17 pm
Hope you have a great time down under John.
Posted: Tue Jul 03, 2018 5:37 pm
L50-2-63 was built at the end of 1969 It had a Perkins4.236 engine British Twin Disc transmission and Centrax Axles.
The one in the picture has had its ballast weight moved further back to the rear of the frame to take a larger capacity bucket.
This was not a factory conversion as it would exceed the designed payload.
Posted: Wed Jul 04, 2018 12:31 am
I thought it looked different but I also wondered if it had a larger 6 cyl engine fitted as it looks lon but a job to see with photo quality.
Hope Oz was good