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Outside the workshop is a lot of unusable space so with the imminent arrival of some more junk it was high time we cleared up a bit

The main offender is a 40ft flatbed artic trailer loaded with a skip and an ex MOD forklift, no problem for the digger we thought

Not so, turns out skip is loaded with around 12tonne of bolts, great :angry:

So we pushed the forklift off the back of the trailer, and attempted to move the skip further down the trailer so it was above the axle, thus reducing the noseweight on the flatbed and making it much easier to move around

The digger hadnt quite enough reach to shift it so it was out with the winches

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But all that did was drag the 90 closer, so a ground anchor was required in the form of another forklift

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With the extra bit of pulling power from the 8274 we were able to move the skip and then lift the nose of the flatbed and shift it with the digger

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Now we will be able to get the 360o down the far side of the workshop and clear some scrap out :)

Lewis

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I do love dogging scrap out :rolleyes:

looks like a lot of fun and nice to see an old machine workin, it always amuses me that old jcbs are 'RHD' as opposed to all other 360's that are 'LHD'.

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I do love dogging

Now theres an admission :moglite::ph34r::lol:

Now I appreciate that "have winch, will play" philosophy but I can't

help thinking a Volvo FH12 would have moved things a little easier :D

Sadly we dont have an FH12 lying around, there are 3 2004 Fodens and 3 2006 Dafs further up the yard though. And today the trailer is being moved with a 3185 Fastrac with the fueling sorted to 250hp :o

Whats that thing in the background with just the seat?

Looks militaryish!

from the chassis with holes I'm guessing a Unimog

Thats the forklift, its called an Eager Beaver, they were built for the Falklands war to be airlifted, they are quite an odd design - very long with the engine all the way back to remove the need for a counterbalance weight, its powered by a Perkins 4236 (?) and has four wheel hydro steering and 42" XZL's :)

And i thought you worked for a certain vehicle R&D place.....looks a bit er, scrappy for them!

Yeah I do, this is my rented workshop for looking after the cars. And its in an old scrapyard ;)

Lewis :)

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Thats the forklift, its called an Eager Beaver, they were built for the Falklands war to be airlifted, they are quite an odd design - very long with the engine all the way back to remove the need for a counterbalance weight, its powered by a Perkins 4236 (?) and has four wheel hydro steering and 42" XZL's :)

Yep, still a few soldiering on down here, pretty tough little things too :)

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Thats the forklift, its called an Eager Beaver, they were built for the Falklands war to be airlifted, they are quite an odd design - very long with the engine all the way back to remove the need for a counterbalance weight, its powered by a Perkins 4236 (?) and has four wheel hydro steering and 42" XZL's

the chassis was avariant of the Bedford MK chassis with the driver position & fork lift gear at the wrong end, The Air Despatch guys had lots of these when I was based at Lyneham in the late 70's.

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the chassis was avariant of the Bedford MK chassis with the driver position & fork lift gear at the wrong end, The Air Despatch guys had lots of these when I was based at Lyneham in the late 70's.

Whilt they may be on bedford axles the chassis is definately a cutom fabricated affair.

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Lewis -- Thats the forklift, its called an Eager Beaver, they were built for the Falklands war to be airlifted, they are quite an odd design - very long with the engine all the way back to remove the need for a counterbalance weight, its powered by a Perkins 4236 (?) and has four wheel hydro steering and 42" XZL's

They were around long before the Falklands war started, as I said earlier, at Lyneham 47 air despatch [the army guys who shove stuff out the back of Herks, used lots to load the aircraft & tow specialist trailers to move cargo

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Handy truck to have around.... but i wonder how they compare to todays H&S regs? ROPS anyone? :lol::lol:

I have seen one with a cab that looked original, but may have been a later addition

They were around long before the Falklands war started, as I said earlier, at Lyneham 47 air despatch [the army guys who shove stuff out the back of Herks, used lots to load the aircraft & tow specialist trailers to move cargo

OK, I'm not disputing your knowledge on the matter, I only wrote above what I was told

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Stage two: The Mezzanine floor

Build one section on the floor, then winch upright

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Then weld in the second section

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And winch the rear section into place, with some intricate rigging

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Almsot there

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Then the supports for the floor

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Not a bad use of the space :)

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Just needs boarding out now

Lewis :)

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ever so slightly disappointed you were on the ball enough to leave space to get the 90 out....... :P

seriously nice use of space, of course to get points back now you need to move all the heavy stuff up on to the mezzanine

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Or the digger . . .

Asuming I can master the art of controlling the slew without a functional slewring brake, the door has a nice dent from my previous attempts :rolleyes:

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