The way we were

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Re: The way we were

Post #461 by essexpete » Fri Dec 13, 2019 10:55 am

A Vista cab indeed!

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Re: The way we were

Post #462 by FOWLER MAN » Thu Feb 20, 2020 9:51 pm

When over the side was the order of the day. :thumbup:
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Post #463 by topkit » Mon Mar 02, 2020 3:57 pm

Fred you are a legend those pictures are great and remind me of watching machines loading and unloading off the side, I always remember watching an artic with one of Wimpys JCB 3C MK2's unloading off the side using the backhoe to swing itself around happy times.

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Re: The way we were

Post #464 by FOWLER MAN » Tue Mar 03, 2020 10:24 pm

Hi All,
Came on this pic of a Dowset muck-shift which dates to the era when I first got involved with plant and lorries.
The Bedford tippers are theTD6 model which was introduced in 1957 and discontinued early in 1959 when the TJ was introduced. They could have been petrol or diesel powered back then.
The TD was the first to be powered by Bedford's own diesel, (the 300). The later TJ6 s used the much improved Bedford 330 engines.
In the pic is also a BMC (Austin) 6 tonner which would have had the BMC 5.1 litre engine.
I worked on all these trucks, so a picture full of memories for me.

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It would only have taken three buckets from the 38 RB to fill these trucks so they would have been busy.
I believe the motor scraper on top of the cut is a 15 yard Blaw-Knox Goliath. These were powered by an AEC 11.3 litre engine.

Whatever happened to British engineering and manufacture :?: :?: :?:

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Re: The way we were

Post #465 by Jeremy Rowland » Tue Mar 03, 2020 10:52 pm

Yes Fred indeed it makes me very sad to think of what we have lost engineering wise over the years and what is left is still in decline :cry:

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Re: The way we were

Post #466 by essexpete » Tue Mar 03, 2020 11:49 pm

We have lost the heavy engineering but we have not lost everything in the UK - yet.
It is a shame when other European countries have managed to keep building trucks and machines.


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Re: The way we were

Post #467 by Jeremy Rowland » Wed Mar 04, 2020 8:47 am

essexpete wrote:We have lost the heavy engineering but we have not lost everything in the UK - yet.
It is a shame when other European countries have managed to keep building trucks and machines.


I agree Pete we certainly need to reverse this decline.

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Re: The way we were

Post #468 by XS650 » Wed Mar 04, 2020 11:02 am

Nice pic Fred .
You often see loads of these little 4yd? tippers on big muck shifts.
I wonder why when six, eight wheelers or proper full size dump trucks would have halved the labour bill .
Maybe labour was cheap and so were little tippers !
Some examples from the excellent Laing archive.

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Re: The way we were

Post #469 by essexpete » Thu Mar 05, 2020 9:21 pm

I reckon you might have answered your own questions!

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Re: The way we were

Post #470 by FOWLER MAN » Fri Mar 06, 2020 7:09 pm

Hi,
How many old stager mechanics like me out there who know what these spanners are for :?: :?: :?: :?:

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