Matbro Mastif loading shovel

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Re: Matbro Mastif loading shovel

Post #11 by smithhymac » Sun Jan 22, 2012 12:17 pm

thanks fred!! :rockon: I was just trying and failiing to upload the very same clips! :bow: just proves they are still out there!, i did locate one machine but the owner bought it to cut up to build it into a tractor version previously mentioned! such a shame!
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Re: Matbro Mastif loading shovel

Post #12 by Fredrik.Anderson » Sun Jan 22, 2012 10:02 pm

Thats great Morgan!
But a shame he bought the machine to cut it up ! :(

Keep on hunting those nice machines! :rockon:


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Re: Matbro Mastif loading shovel

Post #13 by essexpete » Mon Jan 23, 2012 1:17 am

The loader on youtube is a later model perhaps? It does not have Major axles.

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Re: Matbro Mastif loading shovel

Post #14 by FOWLER MAN » Mon Jan 23, 2012 2:13 am

essexpete wrote:The loader on youtube is a later model perhaps? It does not have Major axles.


Hi Pete,
Looking at the slot in the ends of the half shafts, :think: I think they may still be Fordson axles, but with flanges modified to take eight stud wheels. :?: :?:
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Re: Matbro Mastif loading shovel

Post #15 by essexpete » Mon Jan 23, 2012 6:06 pm

FOWLER MAN wrote:
essexpete wrote:The loader on youtube is a later model perhaps? It does not have Major axles.


Hi Pete,
Looking at the slot in the ends of the half shafts, :think: I think they may still be Fordson axles, but with flanges modified to take eight stud wheels. :?: :?:
Fred


Yes I think you are right.


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Re: Matbro Mastif loading shovel

Post #16 by smithhymac » Tue Jan 24, 2012 9:37 am

County fitted half shafts with eight studs on to the later major based crawlers of the same era like the CD 50 so maybe matbro felt the need to improve on the major when they fitted the larger engine and also to cope with the increased loads and stresses carried?


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Re: Matbro Mastif loading shovel

Post #17 by Jurrie » Thu Dec 25, 2014 12:02 pm

Hello all,

Here are a few pictures from my Matbro Mastiff shovel,
It uses Fordson Super Major axles, a Brockhouse ITT gearbox and is powered by a industrial version of the Fordson Super Major motor.

At this moment I have almost finished the restoration.

Regards, Jurrie

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Re: Matbro Mastif loading shovel

Post #18 by essexpete » Thu Dec 25, 2014 2:36 pm

I should not be here, I will be in the sh1t.


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Re: Matbro Mastif loading shovel

Post #19 by Jeremy Rowland » Thu Dec 25, 2014 10:08 pm

Jurrie wrote:Hello all,

Here are a few pictures from my Matbro Mastiff shovel,
It uses Fordson Super Major axles, a Brockhouse ITT gearbox and is powered by a industrial version of the Fordson Super Major motor.

At this moment I have almost finished the restoration.

Regards, Jurrie

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Hi Jurrie welcome to CMN :wave: many thanks for sharing pictures of your superb loader, that's a nice restoration you have done there! :bow:

Jeremy


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Re: Matbro Mastif loading shovel

Post #20 by essexpete » Fri Dec 26, 2014 2:32 am

I'll echo that Jeremy and that must be one rare beast! Is that a drop box on the end of the transmission and what is the main torque converter /shuttle? Thanks for posting.


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