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Forum: Industry Chat 11-10-2018, 12:16 AM
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Operated Mini Digger Rates & Practiality?

Any thoughts on a minimum size of machine to run as an owner operator? I see what I think are 1.5 Tonners offered on ebay for an average of 220 per day all in. Lately I have done some...
Forum: Construction Equipment 10-10-2018, 01:57 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,070
Posted By Old Operator
Re: Anyone fancy some rebranded Chinese shite?

This is a bigger brother of the XN 08 reviewed on here under 'The S***** has hit the fan' cannot seem to find it now but about last Jan. I was urged to look at one of these by someone who should know...
Forum: Technical Q&A 27-05-2018, 11:29 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,617
Posted By Old Operator
Re: Gear pump v piston pump

I have a mate who ran a Ford 555 for years, only downside was it came full of ATF in the hydraulics. We did not know why but it would have been practically impossible to change fluids. Anyway it ran...
Forum: Construction Equipment 27-05-2018, 11:01 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,397
Posted By Old Operator
Re: clank feck!!!!!!

In reply to my question on welders, Modelman directed me to a great site
http://www.mig-welding.co.uk/ The forum covers all forms not just mig. Has all levels of skill on there from beginners to...
Forum: Technical Q&A 27-05-2018, 12:18 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,617
Posted By Old Operator
Re: Gear pump v piston pump

I was also looking into owning a very small loader/backhoe, many of these are closed loop hydrostatic, this led me to look into the costs of replacing / rebuilding the drive pump, & reasons for them...
Forum: Technical Q&A 26-05-2018, 10:49 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,617
Posted By Old Operator
Re: Gear pump v piston pump

To be honest I got the bit re the higher spec oil from a hydraulics design forum
I used to be a member of. Various experts from such companies as Eaton & Rexroth regularly used to show up there. If...
Forum: Technical Q&A 26-05-2018, 10:47 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,617
Posted By Old Operator
Re: Gear pump v piston pump

To be honest I got the bit re the higher spec oil from a hydraulics design forum
I used to be a member of. Various experts from such companies as Eaton & Rexroth regularly used to show up there. If...
Forum: Construction Equipment 25-05-2018, 02:16 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 22,063
Posted By Old Operator
Re: Haulotte Multijob and AusDave

Is the Multijob still made? I can find no reference to it on the Haulotte site. looks a very nice machine to own.

Re niche machines, there was a nice range of backhoe loaders made by Palazzani -...
Forum: Technical Q&A 25-05-2018, 12:12 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,076
Posted By Old Operator
Re: Welder Question, Any Welders Out there

I am leaning toward the inverter type because of the 20A supply (I may not have the little yard long term so not really worth putting in 30A plug) so am looking at Parweld / R Tech because of the...
Forum: Technical Q&A 25-05-2018, 11:46 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,617
Posted By Old Operator
Re: Gear pump v piston pump

In theory axial piston pumps added to a machine should reduce engine HP by about 20% (as against gear pumps) on an otherwise identical sized machine.
Reason is I am told, is that with a gear pump...
Forum: Vintage & Classic Equipment 14-05-2018, 10:16 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,463
Posted By Old Operator
Re: "spinnen bagger , walking excavator :shaft /terex HS41M

I am not sure if Batemag are still built, they were I think only built to order, & a very small part of the business. Later he adopted the name kamo.it, Perhaps not using this now. There were two...
Forum: Vintage & Classic Equipment 13-05-2018, 08:15 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,463
Posted By Old Operator
Re: "spinnen bagger , walking excavator :shaft /terex HS41M

There is another make, Batemag, trade under this name
http://www.kamo.it/ Also there is a man attached I think to the above who will re condition old Kamo 3X & Junior. I once thought of buying one...
Forum: Vintage & Classic Equipment 13-05-2018, 10:05 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,009
Posted By Old Operator
Re: International BTD6

The last of these were actually made in 1967, from memory the dozer hydraulics were very low pressure, (probably about 400psi)I think the flow & return piping on the RHS of bonnet is actually half...
Forum: Technical Q&A 12-05-2018, 10:37 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,076
Posted By Old Operator
Re: Welder Question, Any Welders Out there

Thanks for the replies all, I have joined the mig welding forum & are reading up all I can.
V8 Druid, I lean toward the oil cooled, the Cytringhan you show is on 400-440V needing 2 phases (&@ 7.5...
Forum: Vintage & Classic Equipment 12-05-2018, 10:03 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,991
Posted By Old Operator
Re: Priestman Beaver

Yes mine did have dog clutch steering, you had to feather the f/r expander clutches lever after a steering event in case they had not fully lined up. Actually it was not too hard work to drive, as...
Forum: Vintage & Classic Equipment 12-05-2018, 01:23 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,151
Posted By Old Operator
Re: Small and unusual dragline for these parts.

It is a Priestman Cub, weighed 7.4 ton, standard boom was 28 ft long, & bucket was 8 cu ft capacity. Last one the CubV1 made 1973, first cub made about 1934. I believe the first ones were developed...
Forum: Technical Q&A 11-05-2018, 12:51 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,076
Posted By Old Operator
Welder Question, Any Welders Out there

I am thinking of upgrading from my 'buzz box transformer' am looking at either a decent inverter welder or an old school Oxford or similar oil cooled welder. I need 80V open circuit to allow use of...
Forum: Industry Chat 11-05-2018, 12:22 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 5,303
Posted By Old Operator
Re: Citb ..... Omg .... !! part III - the end is nigh!!

I support a practical test of operator competence / or a manufacturers course certificate, BUT I never understood why a 'blue card' could only be made permanent by attaching it to a vastly expensive...
Forum: Vintage & Classic Equipment 11-05-2018, 11:51 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,991
Posted By Old Operator
Re: Priestman Beaver

Back in '77 I actually drove one of these loading tile works waste for farm roads. This one is a long & wide track build, as the tracks on mine were much narrower. From memory the boom / dipper...
Forum: Industry Chat 16-12-2016, 02:26 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 17,643
Posted By Old Operator
Re: Working Mini's on Steep Slopes

Muckyman, & others if there is no long term issue of working sprockets uphill, then it is possible to make as simple bolt on square beam attachment for the blade with a pair of (maybe height...
Forum: Industry Chat 15-12-2016, 02:26 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 17,643
Posted By Old Operator
Re: Working Mini's on Steep Slopes

Re. hydraulic tilt on the undercarriage, Taisho offered it in the end on plane, Neuson offer 15 degrees of side tilt, Smalley offer it in both planes.

Budget for this means I would have to adapt...
Forum: Industry Chat 13-12-2016, 05:16 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 17,643
Posted By Old Operator
Re: Working Mini's on Steep Slopes

Some brilliant ideas all round here, thanks, I think for a very small machine Mart's idea is probably the one I thought to do myself. but Eddie's idea also poss.

Re converting a machine to...
Forum: Industry Chat 10-12-2016, 10:55 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 17,643
Posted By Old Operator
Re: Working Mini's on Steep Slopes

Local Diggers, I have never seen the Kubota's with a blade at each end?, the only make I know of with this is the Taisho - a pic is further back on the thread.
The twin blade (or a blade fittable...
Forum: Industry Chat 10-12-2016, 10:23 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 17,643
Posted By Old Operator
Re: Working Mini's on Steep Slopes

Almost too much to reply to in one post, first 800CLC, Extendablade is an idea, I see it for me as just mechanical, & left closed when on the flat, is it on a Tak mini? Re the spider thing well there...
Forum: Industry Chat 08-12-2016, 01:19 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 17,643
Posted By Old Operator
Re: Working Mini's on Steep Slopes

Yes, I would be looking for small scale ongoing work for the machine. sadly the 'client' site owner has been ill also but is better now & keen again. See it as a sort of muckshifting 'Last of the...
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