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by modelman093
Thu Aug 09, 2018 7:38 pm
Forum: Scrapers
Topic: The good old iron versus the new stuff.
Replies: 2
Views: 461
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Re: The good old iron versus the new stuff.

That's an interesting observation. Here in the UK there are a number of contractors re-discovering the merits of tractors and boxes for short haul muck shifting - cut, carry, spread and compact - all with the same outfit. A few using elevating scrapers too!
by modelman093
Thu Jun 21, 2018 8:49 pm
Forum: Accidents and Bogged in machines
Topic: stuck
Replies: 3
Views: 1128
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Re: stuck

Can’t either, the link seems to be “ dead”.
by modelman093
Thu Jun 21, 2018 5:34 pm
Forum: Tractors
Topic: DB4
Replies: 4
Views: 864
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Re: DB4

There was an article about the restoration in one of the mags, possibly CPM, a while back. I believe that it said that the original Dorman engine was worn out and they managed to source a replacement from a boatyard. Seem to remember that it was suggested coupled to a plough it would out-pull a D4. ...
by modelman093
Tue Jun 12, 2018 9:47 pm
Forum: Support and Suggestions
Topic: The time on the forum is out by 25mins?
Replies: 8
Views: 638
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Re: The time on the forum is out by 25mins?

North of Watford, the curvature of the earth? :dizzy:
by modelman093
Mon May 21, 2018 12:26 am
Forum: Loaders/Backhoes
Topic: Leyland 498 Rebuild - a few questions
Replies: 20
Views: 1517
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Re: Leyland 498 Rebuild - a few questions

He means the position of the ring gaps when installed on the piston...... Really? This side of the water the use of the word "clock" implies measuring. By all means, stagger the gaps to avoid initial blow by, avoiding positioning a gap on the thrust side, but in use, they will move around...
by modelman093
Sun May 20, 2018 5:36 pm
Forum: Loaders/Backhoes
Topic: Leyland 498 Rebuild - a few questions
Replies: 20
Views: 1517
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Re: Leyland 498 Rebuild - a few questions

Theses days most rings come ready gapped but use an upside down piston to push each one about an inch into the bore and check the gaps with feeler gauges.
by modelman093
Tue Apr 24, 2018 11:04 pm
Forum: Tractors
Topic: Caterpillar 22 Oil
Replies: 3
Views: 444
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Re: Caterpillar 22 Oil

Rye oil from Rye, East Sussex do TVO in bulk or drums.
by modelman093
Sat Mar 03, 2018 10:56 pm
Forum: Cranes
Topic: Sennebogen 650HD dragline
Replies: 1
Views: 395
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Re: Sennebogen 650HD dragline

Noisey beast!
by modelman093
Thu Feb 15, 2018 8:43 pm
Forum: Scrapers
Topic: Scrapers for beginners!
Replies: 0
Views: 602
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Scrapers for beginners!

Came across this
http://navybmr.com/study%20material/140 ... A_ch18.pdf.

Nice bit in CPM about AJ Morris. Looks as though in a previous life one of the 8Ks had worked in a noise sensitive area - enclosed engine bay and muffled rad.

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