HARVEY PLANT HIRE

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HARVEY PLANT HIRE

Post #1 by martyn williams » Sat Apr 25, 2009 5:26 pm

Has anyone got any photos or info on Harvey Plant hire? they were based at Newton Abbot,Devon.
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Post #2 by tim » Sat Apr 25, 2009 8:10 pm

B100 LOADER wrote:Has anyone got any photos or info on Harvey Plant hire? they were based at Newton Abbot,Devon.
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Hi Martyn Found this pic in a 22RB brochure i've had for years :thumbs_up: Tim
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Re: HARVEY PLANT HIRE

Post #3 by martyn williams » Sat Apr 25, 2009 8:17 pm

Thanks Tim
Harvey plant did a pipe job op our way back in 1971,they had a D8 on the side of the mountain cutting a track so that a 22RB fitted with a drag shovel could dig a deep trench for water pipes. There were some interesting machines on that job,including a BTD6 dozer and a Priestman Beaver. I just wondered if this firm is still going.
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Post #4 by Nick Drew » Sat Apr 25, 2009 8:23 pm

I am sure I can remember Harvey Plant kit up around Southampton way as a kid ? Shame my old man isn't around anymore I am sure he would know !!

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Re: HARVEY PLANT HIRE

Post #5 by RichardJW~ » Sat Apr 25, 2009 10:50 pm

there was another firm close to them called Whites at Ipplepen who in the '60s had a fair fleet of eqpt. (by all accounts D8s as well)....they went t1ts up and reformed as Broadhemptston plant in the '80s


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Re: HARVEY PLANT HIRE

Post #6 by spod » Mon Apr 27, 2009 10:35 pm

Martyn,
I think HARVEY became part of LEX GROUP in the 70s cant be 100% on that though


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Re: HARVEY PLANT HIRE

Post #7 by gowy » Fri May 08, 2009 8:43 pm

not 100% but i think harveys were taken over by sparrows crane hire late 70s early 80s


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Post #8 by gah1950 » Fri Feb 05, 2010 9:31 pm

hello martyn.
i am sure back in the 70s harvey plant had a small depot in port talbot when i worked in craig yr hesg quarry we had a couple of yale loading shovels one was a 204 and the other was a 404, a pretty big loader in those days.the 204 was a bad design because if the drivers door was not shut or fully open the lift arms would literally tear the door off its hinges.


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Re: HARVEY PLANT HIRE

Post #9 by martyn williams » Fri Feb 05, 2010 9:52 pm

Hello Graham.
They had a D8 and ripper working in Mountain ash in 1971.The D8 made a cut in the mountainside so a RB 22 hoe could dig a trench for a water main.The RB was owned by Mabeley Parker of Taffs Well.
I will phone this weekend.Barry has built up a good collection.His Cat 30 is down his place now.
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Re: HARVEY PLANT HIRE

Post #10 by diggertedburn » Wed Sep 11, 2019 8:57 pm

My Grandad Worked for(Harvey Plant,Newton Abbot)He was a Polish refugee fighting in ww2 but got work from Harvey Plant when he was made a refugee..He used those Dozers in Pics(I'm sure) and certainly worked at (Port Talbot,Southhapton,Exeter&Newon Abbot..
He also had to goto (Germany)to get special training for (Liebherr equipment)for use at Harvey Plant.
Any more info on this company would be Great.


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