The way we were

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Re: The way we were

Post #421 by FOWLER MAN » Sun Oct 21, 2018 11:01 pm

And now to the more recent and present day.
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Post #422 by FOWLER MAN » Sun Oct 21, 2018 11:18 pm

A couple I missed,
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Back end of the Case Lifeboat tractor. Note the steering wheel and capstan winch on the foot-plate.
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Unknown scraper box. Note hydraulics.
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Re: The way we were

Post #423 by Jeremy Rowland » Mon Oct 22, 2018 7:54 am

Nice pics Fred :thumbup: I love the Terex scraper :brravo:

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Re: The way we were

Post #424 by topkit » Wed Oct 24, 2018 8:02 pm

Fred i am gutted ! I wished i had known you were going to Les Searles, i am only 1/2 an hour away from Horsham, i did'nt know he had this open day, i will dig some pictures i took in the early 90's of Searles equipment on the crawley Horsham link road, He used o have a load of old equipment next to the railway line but i thibnk it was all auctione off a few years back.


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Re: The way we were

Post #425 by essexpete » Thu Oct 25, 2018 8:23 pm

Not really that far for me either. The capstan winch looks a bit dangerous!

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Re: The way we were

Post #426 by XS650 » Fri Oct 26, 2018 12:43 pm

The Case LA Roadless lifeboat tractors had very long lives in service some till the 70's.
Always very well looked after of course and not worked hard .
Not all those who wander are lost.

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Re: The way we were

Post #427 by FOWLER MAN » Fri Oct 26, 2018 9:49 pm

Hi David, Pete and Craig,
You missed a good day, I should have posted the info. and given you the opportunity to join us.
I have met lots of CMN members at these outings over the years and some have become good friends. Anyway it's good to be able to fit a face to the name.
As I said it's forty odd years since I last met Les Searle when I bought Allis Chalmers parts from him. At the time he had a lot of Allis's, Cats, and ex. American Army Osgood excavators all of which have gone now. There was also an American Leroi Fire Engine which is still there.

Sadly I have no pics of my Allis 21P, she was power shift and heavier and more powerfull, (260 hp),than the Cat D8 H of the same era era which was 235 hp.

Some interesting comments on the Case lifeboat tractor Craig, and as Pete says, the capstan winch is a bit exposed. Probably used with a hemp rope wrapped around it ??

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Re: The way we were

Post #428 by FOWLER MAN » Fri Oct 26, 2018 10:09 pm

Hello again,
On the way back from the Horsham trip we called on John at Hungerford. I only know him as John and he is a collector of AECs, here are a few pics. :thumbup:
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And here are a few other things we found hiding in the undergrowth. :o

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I had to add this one as I had one of these together with the four wheel drive version at one time, again I have no pics. :(
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Re: The way we were

Post #429 by essexpete » Fri Oct 26, 2018 10:57 pm

Is that a Chaseside Super Loadmaster 2000 I see there Fred? Love the AECs.
Thank you for posting.


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