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Old crane pics

Post #1 by tim » Fri May 20, 2011 9:38 pm

For those members interested in Hydrocon,MC Lorain etc lattice jib cranes have alook at this site.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/62532775@N03/

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Re: Old crane pics

Post #2 by Neversweat » Fri May 20, 2011 9:59 pm

Well done Tim :thumbup: - Nice find

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Post #3 by keepitbrief » Sat May 21, 2011 11:15 pm

nice link and some grate pic tim

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Post #4 by MGI » Sun May 22, 2011 11:03 am

Really interesting pictures - thank you for posting them up - a bygone period when strut jibs ruled the roost! Lots of really interesting lorries too, especially Diamond T's and the like.

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Re: Old crane pics

Post #5 by modelman093 » Sun May 22, 2011 10:36 pm

tim wrote:For those members interested in Hydrocon,MC Lorain etc lattice jib cranes have alook at this site.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/62532775@N03/


Wonderful nostalgic pictures - amazing how many good businesses were founded on post WW2 government surplus stock. Ruddington was a sight (and site!) once seen never to be forgotten. I worked pre- college for a farmer who had 5 or 6 ex Mod O type Bedfords all bought there. One at least had been fully reconditioned before being mothballed and then sold off! One of his other buys was a job lot of 20 Austin Champs! Several only needed fuel and batteries, a few more a bit more serious work - I seem to remember that the fully independent back suspension and drive was a bit of a nightmare to work on - and a couple that appeared to have been air dropped with malfunctioning parachutes!
Happy days!


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