Classic Working Pics 50s 60s 70s

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Re: Classic Working Pics 50s 60s 70s

Post #171 by XS650 » Thu Mar 29, 2018 4:58 pm

Suppose their is an argument that if you are sat bare headed in an open machine demolishing a five storey building you are going to be very careful !
Bit like Jeremy Clarkson's take o safety , the best car safety feature would be a big steel spike in the middle of the steering wheel !

Picture wise they were the best of the bunch but I will dig out some more .

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Post #172 by XS650 » Thu Mar 29, 2018 4:58 pm

Suppose their is an argument that if you are sat bare headed in an open machine demolishing a five storey building you are going to be very careful !
Bit like Jeremy Clarkson's take on safety , the best car safety feature would be a big steel spike in the middle of the steering wheel !

Picture wise they were the best of the bunch but I will dig out some more .

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Post #173 by XS650 » Mon Apr 27, 2020 9:27 am

More web film stills, plenty of these so lets start with the little known JCB company :)

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Post #174 by Jeremy Rowland » Mon Apr 27, 2020 12:22 pm

Class stills there Craig :claphands: :thumbup:

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Post #175 by XS650 » Thu Jul 16, 2020 8:52 am

Busy photo from the Laing archive , Bedford RL tipper , Smith crane on a Foden , fitters peering into a Cat D8.
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Post #176 by Jeremy Rowland » Thu Jul 16, 2020 9:31 pm

Isn't one of those fitters a young TC? :lol:

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Re: Classic Working Pics 50s 60s 70s

Post #177 by FOWLER MAN » Wed Jul 22, 2020 10:45 pm

Jeremy Rowland wrote:Isn't one of those fitters a young TC? :lol:

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Hi Jeremy,
Could just as easily have been a young Fred. :lol:
That's a great pic. brings back memories as I have worked on everything in that pic. The Smith crane with its Gardner 6LW up top and a second 6 LW or LX ? in the Foden carrier. I remember putting a pair of new pinion gears and bearings in the slew gearbox in one of them. They were the only crane/navy I knew to be driven through a two speed gearbox. :thumbup:
The Bedford 4x4 is an "S" Type, ( it's not an RL). Bedford 330 diesel or 300 petrol in them if I remember rightly, though we had one Bedford 4x4 fuel bowser on one job with a Leyland 375 in it. :o
The Cat. "I thought." :think: Adjusting the clutch. Then I saw the clutch housing cover on the track so looks like a bigger problem. :thumbdown: Always tried to get onto those jobs early in the mornings before the site started work whilst they were cool enough to touch. They got tooo!!! damned hot to touch in no time and took ages to cool down. Could give a nasty burn. :doh:
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Re: Classic Working Pics 50s 60s 70s

Post #178 by Jeremy Rowland » Thu Jul 23, 2020 9:37 pm

Yes Fred indeed it could also have been a young Fred; would have loved to share some time with you on those machines but alas I was but a nipper.

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