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Taurus photo hopefully!

Post #1 by taurus MK1 » Mon Dec 29, 2008 9:42 pm

Hi, my first attempt of posting a photo. This is my faithful Bristol Taurus MK1 on its usual pollarding of willows. I have had her for many a year, the tracks are shot, but everthing else functions fine. I serviced her up when i first had her, all filters,oils etc. The Boughton winch comes into its own pulling timber across a stream. I think she would be 1963/64, anyway hope this is of interest.

Cheers John :D :D
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Post #2 by Nick Drew » Mon Dec 29, 2008 9:49 pm

Great stuff John !!

Great to see you posting the pld piccies !!

Thanks for sharing with us :thumbs_up:

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Post #3 by martyn williams » Mon Dec 29, 2008 9:57 pm

Thats a great little loader you have there John :thumbs_up:
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Post #4 by RichardJW~ » Thu Jan 01, 2009 8:08 am

Cracking little machine there John. :thumbs_up:

Correct me if I'm wrong but didn't they have a Perkins P3 engine?
In the early '70s a contractor cleared a lot of gorsey/rough ground for my father with a Taurus but his had a blade also had 3pt. links & a PTO to drive a Bush-hog.


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Post #5 by taurus MK1 » Thu Jan 01, 2009 11:26 pm

:D Hi Richard, Happy New Year,

Engine fitted in the Taurus MK1/MK2 was the faithful Perkins 3.152TA. The agricultural version had a shorter track frame which is the norm, and 3 point linkage and PTO was offered as optional eqpt.on the ag version. I know of a very nice ag version not far from here, but it has no linkage. :thumbs_up:

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Post #6 by RichardJW~ » Fri Jan 02, 2009 7:42 am

By any chance have you got any photos of Ag. specs with blades?....if I remember right his had a single blade ram mounted on the top centre of the nose/rad. cone......and I am sure it had a kind of cab too.
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Post #7 by XS650 » Fri Jan 02, 2009 1:36 pm

Caravan site i used to visit had a tidy little Bristol Taurus dozer with neat little cable controlled towed scraper (Onions?) about 3 or 4 cu yds.The owner had shifted 1000s of cube with it as his site consisted of a deep railway cutting he had bought and then cut off the sides into steps for the caravans. Brave man.
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Post #8 by taurus MK1 » Fri Jan 02, 2009 10:19 pm

Reply to Richards question ref.pictures of dozer, i only have picture as in org.literature,now thats going to take a while to fathom out how to get it on here, so bear with me. What i can tell you from the brochure for a dozer,is it has two rams that are mounted on the cast nose cone. The cab as per usual was a tin box!!! :thumbs_up:


Cheers John Ps.someone else must own a Taurus MK1???????????


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Post #9 by Martyn Henley » Fri Jan 02, 2009 10:50 pm

Does this help John ?

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Post #10 by taurus MK1 » Sat Jan 03, 2009 2:10 am

:thumbs_up: Just the job Martyn :thumbs_up:


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