ORANGE PRIESTMANS

Discuss excavators here
User avatar

Topic author
FOWLER MAN
Posts: 2156
Joined: Wed Dec 09, 2009 11:28 pm
Real name: fred evans
Has thanked: 972 times
Been thanked: 890 times
Flag: Wales

Re: ORANGE PRIESTMANS

Post #11 by FOWLER MAN » Mon Apr 26, 2010 1:07 am

Hello All
Variation on a theme. Priestman 108 Bogmaster.
Not one of mine this time.
Fred
img042.jpg
You do not have the required permissions to view the files attached to this post.

User avatar

Topic author
FOWLER MAN
Posts: 2156
Joined: Wed Dec 09, 2009 11:28 pm
Real name: fred evans
Has thanked: 972 times
Been thanked: 890 times
Flag: Wales

Re: ORANGE PRIESTMANS

Post #12 by FOWLER MAN » Thu Mar 31, 2011 10:32 pm

essexpete wrote:They had some very modern features for their time Fred.


Yes, a leading machine in their time, I was at the launch day at Bristol when they were first introduced. The one on display was badged "The Mustang 580S", but Hymac soon put a stop to that. :lol: :lol:
I bougt my first 108 in 1979.
A few more photos. of the brilliant 108S. :thumbup:
Fred
108S (3).JPG
108S (2).JPG
108S (4).JPG
You do not have the required permissions to view the files attached to this post.


Jeremy Rowland
Moderator
Posts: 7138
Joined: Sun Aug 05, 2007 8:36 pm
Real name: Jeremy Rowland
Has thanked: 1152 times
Been thanked: 960 times

Re: ORANGE PRIESTMANS

Post #13 by Jeremy Rowland » Fri Apr 01, 2011 11:01 am

FOWLER MAN wrote:Yes, a leading machine in their time, I was at the launch day at Bristol when they were first introduced. The one on display was badged "The Mustang 580S", but Hymac soon put a stop to that. :lol: :lol:


Thats right Fred Hymac contested this in court and the court ruled in Hymacs favour.

Jeremy

User avatar

Topic author
FOWLER MAN
Posts: 2156
Joined: Wed Dec 09, 2009 11:28 pm
Real name: fred evans
Has thanked: 972 times
Been thanked: 890 times
Flag: Wales

Re: ORANGE PRIESTMANS

Post #14 by FOWLER MAN » Thu Apr 21, 2011 12:33 am

Jeremy Rowland wrote:
FOWLER MAN wrote:Yes, a leading machine in their time, I was at the launch day at Bristol when they were first introduced. The one on display was badged "The Mustang 580S", but Hymac soon put a stop to that. :lol: :lol:


Thats right Fred Hymac contested this in court and the court ruled in Hymacs favour.
Jeremy


Hi,
This is from the leaflet I was given at the launch of the 580S/108S.
Fred
Priestman Mustang 580S.jpg
You do not have the required permissions to view the files attached to this post.


ian white
Posts: 71
Joined: Wed Nov 12, 2008 12:42 am
Real name: ian white

Re: ORANGE PRIESTMANS

Post #15 by ian white » Tue Apr 26, 2011 11:19 pm

FOWLER MAN wrote:
Jeremy Rowland wrote:
FOWLER MAN wrote:Yes, a leading machine in their time, I was at the launch day at Bristol when they were first introduced. The one on display was badged "The Mustang 580S", but Hymac soon put a stop to that. :lol: :lol:


Thats right Fred Hymac contested this in court and the court ruled in Hymacs favour.
Jeremy


Hi,
This is from the leaflet I was given at the launch of the 580S/108S.
Fred
Priestman Mustang 580S.jpg

first track machine i ever operated, we borrowed it from , swansea firm rees and kirby, when they went bust, it had no track brakes, murder when trying to put it on low loader

User avatar

Topic author
FOWLER MAN
Posts: 2156
Joined: Wed Dec 09, 2009 11:28 pm
Real name: fred evans
Has thanked: 972 times
Been thanked: 890 times
Flag: Wales

Re: ORANGE PRIESTMANS

Post #16 by FOWLER MAN » Wed Apr 27, 2011 8:02 pm

first track machine i ever operated, we borrowed it from , swansea firm rees and kirby, when they went bust, it had no track brakes, murder when trying to put it on low loader


Hello Ian,
I remember Rees & Kirby's 108.
The brake problem on these arrose when the return line filter was restricted.
When the back pressure in the system reached 200 lbs. the system released the brakes, especialy when cold with thick oil.
The filter had to be serviced regularly.
I overcame the problem by fitting a Priestman 220 filter to our first 108.
The cannister screwed onto the same filter head, but it was twice as long and twice the capacity.
Priestmans later fitted these filters as standard.
I used to repair machines in South Wales for Priestmans when their own fitters were buissy.
Fred


ian white
Posts: 71
Joined: Wed Nov 12, 2008 12:42 am
Real name: ian white

Re: ORANGE PRIESTMANS

Post #17 by ian white » Tue May 03, 2011 12:04 am

FOWLER MAN wrote:
first track machine i ever operated, we borrowed it from , swansea firm rees and kirby, when they went bust, it had no track brakes, murder when trying to put it on low loader


Hello Ian,
I remember Rees & Kirby's 108.
The brake problem on these arrose when the return line filter was restricted.
When the back pressure in the system reached 200 lbs. the system released the brakes, especialy when cold with thick oil.
The filter had to be serviced regularly.
I overcame the problem by fitting a Priestman 220 filter to our first 108.
The cannister screwed onto the same filter head, but it was twice as long and twice the capacity.
Priestmans later fitted these filters as standard.
I used to repair machines in South Wales for Priestmans when their own fitters were buissy.
Fred
ive never come across that problem on any other machine,think that was the only 108 ive seem in the swansea area, i believe wimpeys had a few, in the area

User avatar

Topic author
FOWLER MAN
Posts: 2156
Joined: Wed Dec 09, 2009 11:28 pm
Real name: fred evans
Has thanked: 972 times
Been thanked: 890 times
Flag: Wales

Re: ORANGE PRIESTMANS

Post #18 by FOWLER MAN » Tue May 03, 2011 9:56 pm

Fred[/quote]ive never come across that problem on any other machine,think that was the only 108 ive seem in the swansea area, i believe wimpeys had a few, in the area[/quote]

Hi Ian
Yes,I think Wimpeys did have some 108s, but there were quite a few others in the area.
Here are some I remember.
I had 4.
Horan of Cardiff had 4.
Lyndon Evans of Pentyrch had 2 or 3.
Tony Carrol, Marton Civils had 1
I serviced or repaired several of these.
Fred

User avatar

Topic author
FOWLER MAN
Posts: 2156
Joined: Wed Dec 09, 2009 11:28 pm
Real name: fred evans
Has thanked: 972 times
Been thanked: 890 times
Flag: Wales

Re: ORANGE PRIESTMANS

Post #19 by FOWLER MAN » Sat Mar 16, 2013 10:16 pm

Helo again,
Another trip down "Nostalgia Road" Here are a few Priestman pics I found on the net.
Fred.
Priestman 220.jpg
Harmby.jpg
MainStell1987b.jpg
FeverHospital2.jpg
Priestmancub%20en%20feest%20008.jpg
priestman (2).JPG
You do not have the required permissions to view the files attached to this post.


Jeremy Rowland
Moderator
Posts: 7138
Joined: Sun Aug 05, 2007 8:36 pm
Real name: Jeremy Rowland
Has thanked: 1152 times
Been thanked: 960 times

Re: ORANGE PRIESTMANS

Post #20 by Jeremy Rowland » Sun Mar 17, 2013 9:26 am

Nice pics Fred :thumbup: the first photo of the Mustang 220 the backdrop city is Birmingham; here's one that I have in my possession of a Mustang 160 at a trade show, must say it looks the 'bees knees' too. 8-)

Jeremy
You do not have the required permissions to view the files attached to this post.


Return to “Excavators”

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 9 guests