Excavators at the face 1960's

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Excavators at the face 1960's

Post #1 by FOWLER MAN » Fri Mar 05, 2010 1:20 am

Hi,
Just some excavayors at Vaynor Quarries in the early 60's. :thumbup:
OK, so its a 19 on the drop ball and the dumper's a Foden, but what breed is the face shovel?:?: :? It's not a Ruston because its got chain operated crowd. :|
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Re: Excavators at the face 1960's

Post #2 by Jeremy Rowland » Fri Mar 05, 2010 11:38 pm

Total guess on the shovel here a Lima???

Great pics anyway :claphands:

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Post #3 by Martyn Henley » Sat Mar 06, 2010 1:04 am

Yes would say its a Lima as well Fred

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Post #4 by FOWLER MAN » Fri Mar 12, 2010 12:56 am

Jeremy Rowland wrote:Total guess on the shovel here a Lima???
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Martyn Henley wrote:Yes would say its a Lima as well Fred

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Hi Jeremy and Martyn and thanks.
I spoke to a man who knew the machine. He says it was a P&H.
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Post #5 by Jeremy Rowland » Fri Mar 12, 2010 9:12 am

Oh well I said it was purely a guess :lol: so it was a P&H nice pic anyway.

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Re: Excavators at the face 1960's

Post #6 by martyn williams » Fri Mar 12, 2010 11:20 am

Hello Fred
Trying to place where this was taken,was it in the Bridgend area ?
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Post #7 by FOWLER MAN » Sat Mar 13, 2010 10:53 am

B100 LOADER wrote:Hello Fred
Trying to place where this was taken,was it in the Bridgend area ?
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Hello Martyn
Photos taken at Vaynor Quarries Merthyr Tydfil.
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Post #8 by newjcb123uk » Sun Mar 14, 2010 12:43 pm

Think This Hymac just scrapes into the late 1960s :think:
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Re: Excavators at the face 1960's

Post #9 by gah1950 » Tue Mar 30, 2010 8:28 pm

hello fowlerman.
i am sticking my neck out here,my initial observations tell me that the face shovel is in fact either a 33 rb or a 43 rb.my reasons for saying this i have studied the track pad design and it is identical to a ruston, also the design of the saddle block looks a close second to the saddle blocks we used to have on an old 54 rb face shovel.the 19 rb on the drop ball was driven by a man called harold read from cefn coed, i used to fill in on it and the 30 rb face shovels if they were a driver down.that was in 1971 and the manager was a man by the name of jack cotter,i wait to be corrected on my observations.
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Re: Excavators at the face 1960's

Post #10 by gah1950 » Tue Mar 30, 2010 8:41 pm

hello fowlerman.
sorry to butt in again , but your comments on the face shovel not being a ruston is incorrect.ruston bucyrus had a wide range of face shovels that were fitted with twin racking arms operated by a continuous racking chain which of course there was no crowd rope or backhaul rope,on closer examination the above shovel appears to be electrically powered i think i can see the the cable entering the machine beetween the track.
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