Gravelle Plant.

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Gravelle Plant.

Post #1 by plantman » Wed Apr 08, 2009 9:26 pm

Some photos taken when I was down at Gravelle Plant stripping top soil at Derby on the A50. A very well maintained fleet of scrapers and dozers.
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Re: Gravelle Plant.

Post #2 by go back » Thu Apr 09, 2009 9:56 pm

some nice photos spent a lot of time on the a50 did not like the job at all :thumbs_up:


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Re: Gravelle Plant.

Post #3 by martyn williams » Thu Apr 09, 2009 11:37 pm

Great action photos there Noel :thumbs_up:

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Re: Gravelle Plant.

Post #4 by alan627b » Fri Apr 10, 2009 4:31 am

One thing I've been wondering since I came on this site...with the steel shields over the radiator fronts, how do these Terex units get air to the radiator? Quite a bit different than the same model sold here in the US.
Are they ducted somehow?
Trying to learn something new....thanks!
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Re: Gravelle Plant.

Post #5 by plantman » Fri Apr 10, 2009 1:49 pm

Alan, it is to cut down dust been sucked in to the RAD, the air is sucked in from the side.


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Re: Gravelle Plant.

Post #6 by Renaultman » Fri Apr 10, 2009 2:37 pm

Nice pics, shame Gravelle's have got rid of their scrapers.


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Re: Gravelle Plant.

Post #7 by martyn williams » Sun Apr 12, 2009 11:27 am

I have often thought,how do they get airflow for cooling.
These two examples taken at K J 's, Hello Noel,Neil Dillon may like one of these ;) They are for sale.
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Re: Gravelle Plant.

Post #8 by Neil D » Sun Apr 12, 2009 11:09 pm

Sorry Martyn no go.
Fantastic machines but too labour intensive for me not to mention the parts bills and engine oil and hydraulic oil bills!!

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Re: Gravelle Plant.

Post #9 by Disneykerr » Thu Nov 15, 2012 10:07 pm

My old boy bought these scrapers and had to 'cut out' the fronts to keep cool in the hard going. They are (b10s) and are heavier than the older (b9s) which are better machines altogether! These scrapers are en-route to Africa!


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Re: Gravelle Plant.

Post #10 by Anthonygliddon » Fri Mar 08, 2019 11:22 pm

I'd love to know where some of the tarmac boys are these days like tommy rogers ,big angus ,tudor ,Shirley temple etc we all used to drink together on that job mark gravelle included was good times


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