Thomas Smith Lt 11 Lorry Crane

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Thomas Smith Lt 11 Lorry Crane

Post #1 by rik16v205 » Sun Aug 19, 2018 7:20 pm

Hello,

I have just, as in a fortnight ago, had this crane delivered to me for use in a storage yard.

My dad and me have played with cars, vans, bikes for years but nothing big and heavy like this.I was hoping to try and find some definitive information about it, and info on how to service and operate it so we don't break anything.

The crane itself is 99% operational. Starts, runs, drives, stops and operates as you would expect. The outriggers lift the unit up and can be levelled, we had a 20ft container swinging in the air the other night and even the mechanical load gauge appeared happy and registered a similar weight to the empty container. It also looks like it could of been ex-mod as the base layer isn't blue but more a green, it has some extra airlines from front and back for recovery maybe.

The small issue is the air compressor or governor isn't functioning properly, my brother found it today after chasing the lines around so we will have that in bits this week. We currently make do by using a compressor and generator to move it about at the minute.

The biggest problem though is rust on the cab, Its not too far gone but there have been holes for a few years it looks like so the interior is damaged now. I have just quickly knocked the rust back and fibreglassed the holes to water tight it again.

There are a load of switches inside which most make sense but a few things I don't know about like AUX-BOX or similar on a rotary air control. I'll clean up the control panel and grab some pics tomorrow but if anyone knows anything they are willing to share about this crane that would be fantastic

I'll pop some pictures up now and grab some more tomorrow.

Thanks for reading
Rich

Thomas Smith LT 11

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Re: Thomas Smith Lt 11 Lorry Crane

Post #2 by Jeremy Rowland » Mon Aug 20, 2018 7:45 am

Nice crane there Richard my guess would be that AUX BOX is used to operate the four wheel drive?

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Re: Thomas Smith Lt 11 Lorry Crane

Post #3 by XS650 » Tue Aug 21, 2018 7:29 am

The army used these so maybe a demobbed one.
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Re: Thomas Smith Lt 11 Lorry Crane

Post #4 by rik16v205 » Sat Sep 01, 2018 11:34 pm

As intended we have put the old girl to work this weekend.

A few minor hydraulic leaks have shown themselves but she ran for a good 8 hours fault free lifting upto 6 ton, on the other hand I'm knackered chasing the 21ton lifting chains around.




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