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Check this thing out - Poclain excavator

Discussion in 'Old Iron!' started by Andy1845c, Jan 12, 2020.

  1. Andy1845c

    Andy1845c Well-Known Member

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    They were a terrible POS. The one I had a go at was the same as the 1st pic .TYS is the model. couldn't dig, couldn't lift a full bucket and could only do 12mph on the road.
     
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    Never knew any thing like that was built. First for me.
     
  4. Andy1845c

    Andy1845c Well-Known Member

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    Tones - Are you in Europe? From the little bit of googling I did it looks like most of these are over there.
     
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    Andy, I was in Christchurch, New Zealand at the time. It used to take about 20 min to load a 5yd truck.
     
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    Washington gaslight had some either indentical or very similar that they plugged up streets with late 60s early 70s :mad:
     
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    That looks like a diggin son of gun, where's the thumb?:p
     
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    o_OGees, you wouldn't want a thumb, they could barely lift an empty bucket
     
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    Wow, I hope somebody grabs that thing up for a museum piece, it looks like a rare POS!
     
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    It would be more useful as paperclips
     
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    Now Tones! It is very important for the younger generations to see how much harder their elders had it! :)
     
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    Mitch, a Mexican side loader was faster and harder but not as frustrating
     
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  13. Andy1845c

    Andy1845c Well-Known Member

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    Honestly from the little bit of googling I did to see what the heck it even was it seems like it is sort of a rare find here in the states.

    Personally I think I am going to pass on it. ;)