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Old Bucyrus Erie crane

Discussion in 'Cranes' started by Hjolli, Jul 21, 2012.

  1. Hjolli

    Hjolli Well-Known Member

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    Hello

    These pics are from 1967 from a concrete pouring job in my old hometown.
    I would like to know if anybody out there could tell which Bucyrus Erie model this is. I´m unable to see any model tags on the crane and have not been able to find a similar model on the net.

    Btw the concrete mixer is an old Checkoslovakian model
     

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  2. gostr8r

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    It looks like about a 30 ton machine from the little boom, counter weight and the small 3 axle carrier. Maybe an old school manual rig too, IDK for sure tho.
     
  3. mitch504

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    That is definitely small. Maybe in the 10B range. The cab looks a little different from those though.

    BTW, it is definitely manual controls, B-E didn't use air controls on anything smaller than a 30B.
     
  4. Hjolli

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    I think this was a 15 ton model and yes, it was manual control and manual outriggers.
    This time I was able to upload a slightly larger picture...
     

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    A 10B was a 13 ton model if I remember right. I looked around a little and found some older 10Bs with a similar cab. Most of my B-E experience was with machines from the 60s-70s, but they made 10Bs all the way back in the 1930s. Once you get up to the 15Bs, the house is as high as the top of the cab.
     
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    hi guys im pretty sure that the machine in question is a 14b i hav the english version 14 RB they hav manual main controls with air change over and steeringthere has been a post on here before with a 14b dragline it would be interesting to find the build duration of this modle as they appear to be quiet rare
     
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    Mitch 504 - The 25B was smaller then 30 and had air controls.
     
  8. Hjolli

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    Yes this seems to be a rare model, I have been doing several searches on Google and not finding anything yet that looks like it. I think they bought it brand new in 1964. I recall the owner wasn´t very satisfied with it and replaced it with a P&H of similar size
     
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    I never thought that Ruston used the name Bucyrus Erie. I thought all their machines insignia was Ruston Bucyrus. The sign Bucyrus Erie would seem to say it came from the USA manufacturer. (I could be wrong too). I started out on 22Bs but and have seen 15Bs but don't recall seeing this house configuration. Nice pictures.
     
  10. classictruckman

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    I have seen a picture of a truck mount 22B with a house like that, I think it was a 1967. I'm not completely sure about the year though since it's been a few years since I saw the for sale ad.
     
  11. Dozerbill63

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    # size of Crane

    I believe this is a 11 - B Bucyrus Erie , they were manufactured around the 60's:usa
     
  12. Hjolli

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