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Forum: Commercial Vehicles 23-09-2017, 05:57 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,088
Posted By bri963
Re: interesting and well overdue

Last night, just getting dark, I followed a John Deere pulling a three ton Ifor, two different reg. nos., a five ton Volvo excavator with one knackered strop over the front end, nothing holding the...
Forum: Construction Equipment 29-07-2017, 07:23 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,314
Posted By bri963
Re: Small Dozer vs Tracked Skidsteer

There were loads of those 450's round my part of the country at one time, but I haven't seen one in years. Can you still get all of the undercarriage and transmission parts? The boxes had a habit of...
Forum: Video Clip Links 09-06-2017, 07:35 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,122
Posted By bri963
Re: JCB high-vis dumper.

I'd like to see a video of it loaded with gault clay and patted down. I expect when it tips the op will be pressed up the windscreen. When the complaints roll in it'll be the ops fault for carrying...
Forum: Construction Equipment 09-06-2017, 07:22 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 4,081
Posted By bri963
Re: Plantworx 2017

Taking away the fact that I'm an old fart learning something new, the rollers didn't seem very progressive, the tilt and rotate seemed to go round in lumps. Nev the demonstrator didn't have too many...
Forum: Photos 09-06-2017, 07:16 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,266
Posted By bri963
Re: Plantworx Trip 2017

Posted in error.
Forum: Photos 08-06-2017, 10:54 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,266
Posted By bri963
Re: Plantworx Trip 2017

Had mine took out two years ago. Saved no end of trouble:)
Forum: Construction Equipment 08-06-2017, 10:50 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 4,081
Posted By bri963
Re: Plantworx 2017

You're right, Gra, but I doubt I'm going to have the luxury of the time or space now. I haven't given up learning new stuff, but I've got to be realistic. I stood looking at that Menzi Muck and...
Forum: Construction Equipment 08-06-2017, 06:49 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 4,081
Posted By bri963
Re: Plantworx 2017

Swampy old day today, the boys demoing the powered barrows earned their keep. Had a go with the Steelwrist on the Volvo duck, out of my comfort zone and proved you can't teach an old dog new tricks. ...
Forum: Construction Equipment 24-05-2017, 05:26 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 4,081
Posted By bri963
Re: Plantworx 2017

You old fart, Graham. I'm 56 on the Thursday that week, which is when I'm going.
Forum: Industry Chat 13-05-2017, 11:18 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 664
Posted By bri963
Re: Tier 4 b.s.

I agree all this emissions stuff is a pain, but it does do what it says on the tin. it isn't going away anytime soon, until we start burning compressed hydrogen. The first time I went to London, 45...
Forum: Construction Equipment 29-04-2017, 02:05 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,060
Posted By bri963
Re: interesting

Not too unusual, Graham. Articulated boom, a lot are offering these as an option.
Forum: Technical Q&A 28-04-2017, 09:04 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,481
Posted By bri963
Re: Acceptable king post play

If you ever sit your backside in a navvie, you'll be the youngest operator in the country by about forty years:D:D
Forum: Technical Q&A 28-04-2017, 08:35 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,481
Posted By bri963
Re: Acceptable king post play

Mind you, a bit of slop gets you acclimatised if you plan to move onto draglines.
Forum: Technical Q&A 27-04-2017, 09:33 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,171
Posted By bri963
Re: Parker hydraulic swager

Why not keep it simple and use Parker fittings? A hose supplier would be a more reliable source of info, if we tell you wrong and you get a critical failure, then what?
Forum: Technical Q&A 27-04-2017, 09:27 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,481
Posted By bri963
Re: Acceptable king post play

Are you sure it's the King post and not the slew ring? These little machines can be sods for slew ring wear if they've been hire machines with attendant lack of grease. TBH King post wear isn't a...
Forum: Construction Equipment 11-04-2017, 06:40 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 6,271
Posted By bri963
Re: DOZER OPERATION - a book for Trax

Given a donation to Cancer Research, Mum went the same way three years ago. The book is great, real old school.
Forum: Construction Equipment 23-03-2017, 06:29 PM
Replies: 1,454
Views: 167,254
Posted By bri963
Re: Here we go again - Takeuchi TB175.

Looks like there's an ISO standard for tipper drivers.
Forum: Construction Equipment 10-03-2017, 06:45 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 6,271
Posted By bri963
Re: DOZER OPERATION - a book for Trax

Many thanks, Graham and Tony. Fitting and thoughtful memorial to Tim. I get to operate 6K's and 6N's regularly but unfortunately I don't have access to many hillsides round Peterborough, so some of...
Forum: Non-Industry Chat 05-03-2017, 02:15 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 6,021
Posted By bri963
Re: Are we busy?

That'll make some money when the do-as-you-likes weigh it in.

We just had 11 batteries re-allocated, in full view of security cameras. At least our security could tell me how many guys did the...
Forum: Innovations and New Technology 27-12-2016, 09:44 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,675
Posted By bri963
Re: chernobyl ...... WOW!

I must have had radiation poisoning the morning after I went on the pop with the lads last week.
Forum: Photos 27-12-2016, 09:39 PM
Replies: 2,264
Views: 382,582
Posted By bri963
Re: Caterpillar Dozers and Scrapers

Try to think of it as a mini-scraper.:D
Forum: Photos 27-12-2016, 05:25 PM
Replies: 2,264
Views: 382,582
Posted By bri963
Talking Re: Caterpillar Dozers and Scrapers

Sod 'em Carl, you know your own business better than anyone else, and what machines you need.

When does the first 963 arrive?
Forum: Construction Equipment 25-12-2016, 12:24 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,839
Posted By bri963
Re: Merry Christmas All

Merry Christmas and a prosperous new year. Goodwill to all men, even the gentlemen who had it away with 11 of our batteries last week, but were good enough to leave their wheelbarrow behind. The...
Forum: Photos 21-12-2016, 04:14 PM
Replies: 2,264
Views: 382,582
Posted By bri963
Re: Caterpillar Dozers and Scrapers

The machines are looking good, Carl. Good advert for the company.
Forum: Photos 21-12-2016, 10:30 AM
Replies: 2,264
Views: 382,582
Posted By bri963
Re: Caterpillar Dozers and Scrapers

I suppose not. Most of the old boys I know shift more muck in the pub than they ever did in the seat. We'll probably end up the same.
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