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Help needed for newbie

Post #1 by Simon L. » Sun Sep 26, 2010 6:03 pm

Hi everybody,

New to the site and have a couple of questions to pose to the forum.

I have, what I have been told, is a Thwaits 7000 Dumper. Having unsuccessfully searched online for confirmation of that I was hoping that someone here may be able to help identify it for me. I've uploaded some photos.

The second thing I am looking to establish is where the engine ID plate is to be found. I have found one ID plate on top of the gear box but wanted to know if that will be the engine number or something different. I need to establish the engine number to get a replacement cesna hydrolic valve (dependant on which engine is fitted) which has irreparably broken.

Any help and advice would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks in advance.
Simon
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Re: Help needed for newbie

Post #2 by Martyn Henley » Thu Sep 30, 2010 10:05 am

Greetings Simon .. and welcome to CMN :thumbup:

I am sure some one will be able to help you

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Re: Help needed for newbie

Post #3 by Simon L. » Thu Sep 30, 2010 5:34 pm

Thanks Martyn,
Only stumbled across this great site last month and thought i'd give it a go, got my fingers crossed
that someone out there will know something.

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Re: Help needed for newbie

Post #4 by FOWLER MAN » Thu Sep 30, 2010 8:07 pm

Hi Simon,
I had one of these dumpers. I cant remember the model number, but I don't think it is a 7000.
It is a 2 ton machine and the engine is a Petter PH2 the engine number should be on a plate riveted to the side of one of the cylinder heads just above the exhaust manifold or injectors.
I hope this helps.
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Re: Help needed for newbie

Post #5 by martyn williams » Thu Sep 30, 2010 8:10 pm

You beat me to it Fred.Its a ph2 and the engine number should be on the side of the rocker cover ( on that plate shown in the first photo) with the machine number on the frame.
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Re: Help needed for newbie

Post #6 by Simon L. » Sat Oct 02, 2010 4:06 pm

Thanks Fred and Martyn,
Just been down to look over it and found the numbers, easy when you know how,
The numbers read on the top line: PH2 75328 PH2R and the bottom line: 18.0 2000
The machine number is 49634. Does that sound right? I take it only the top line is the engine number. Am I right in thinking its a Thwaits?
Also, I spoke to a hydraulics company in East Grinstead and they said the new part would be about
£400 does that sound right, if not can anyone suggest anywhere that might be able to help.
Thanks, Simon.

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Post #7 by FOWLER MAN » Sat Oct 02, 2010 5:33 pm

Hi Simon
Yes you are right the top line will be the No. and it is a Thwaites machine.
My son tells me that I misled you in the previous post. It is a 2.5 tonner not 2 ton and he is right. We still cant remember the model though.
It may be difficult to find spares for a machine this age, you could try HPS. I cant comment on the price you have been quoted, nothing's cheap any more.
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Re: Help needed for newbie

Post #8 by Nick Drew » Sat Oct 02, 2010 7:13 pm

When I worked as a young lad for Wimpeys in the plant yard in Southampton we had loads of those come through the workshop. Most of them had the swivel skip for use with concrete placing work, good old basic dumper in their day, but we were always working on the brakes and clutches !! Lol

I sprayed up loads of them in Wimpeys Brunswick Green paint :thumbup:

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Re: Help needed for newbie

Post #9 by Simon L. » Sat Oct 02, 2010 9:09 pm

Thanks guys,
Any and all help gratefully received. I'm sure I'll have more questions at some point,
I'll keep you posted. In the mean time I thought I'd put these photos on, this is what
I'm trying to replace !!!

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Re: Help needed for newbie

Post #10 by martyn williams » Sat Oct 02, 2010 10:03 pm

You may be able to pick up another make valve block that will do the same job.Noticed that there are a few hydraulic valve blocks on Ebay.Might be worth a look on there.
Martyn


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