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Old Poclain Excavator

Discussion in 'Old Iron!' started by Nick Drew, May 19, 2007.

  1. d4c24a

    d4c24a Senior Member

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    ha ha

    oh yes hes a bit strange i brought my d4c from him about three years ago that yard certainly is a sight to be seen,when we loaded my d4 it was onto a flatbed he lifted it with this old crane ,the hoist did not work he could only boom in/out i must say a bit frightening i soon backed under as soon as it was high enough
     

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  2. Nick Drew

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    Re Ha ha

    Yes I am amazed that the local council allow him to carry on trading in that location seemed like a really nice village and then you come across that eyesore!!

    Not very PC in this day & age.

    Heres some more pics of other old kit from my visit.
     

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  3. Steve Frazier

    Steve Frazier Founder Staff Member

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    Eyesore??? There used to be a similar yard near me where a major contractor in the area stored his retired equipment, it was located next to a hospital. I remember when I was a kid driving by and seeing all that equipment sitting there with weeds growing through it. The word eyesore never crossed my mind, I thought I had found heaven!!!
     
  4. bigblueox

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    hey thanks guys. i can't believe that i have never found this board before now! here are some pics of the machine i got today.
     

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  5. Dickie

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    That's a unique boom design. First one I've ever seen like that. Is it a "brand trademark" of sorts?
     
  6. Nick Drew

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    Great pics BigBlueBox!!

    They look a little compressed though??

    Dickie,

    Poclain being a very innovative company always offered a vast range of different shaped booms and front end equipment, being French they always seemed to have different designs to everyone else??

    I have got an info sheet showing all the different combinations somewhere...I will try to locate it:Banghead
     
  7. RonG

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    I wonder why the house is so high above the tracks,it looks like an old Case with the tilting table.It must be fun to get in and out of,us old guys think of those things.Ron G:D
     
  8. bigblueox

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    yeah the pics are a bit compressed i had a little trouble uploading them. I finally got to run the machine yesterday! ( a whole 36 hours since delivery!!) It does sit up a bit high and the controls are a bit awkward but for such an old machine it preforms really well. No vices as of yet. I was mucking out the bottom of an old cow pond and ended up digging alot of rock. It seemed to dig really hard until i examined the spoil a little closer. once we got into the clay soil it dosen't hesitate. I still need practice with the controls though they just seem odd.
     
  9. Nick Drew

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    Thats Great!! look after her and keep her going, Sure would be nice to see some more pics of the 160 at work ????
     
  10. bigblueox

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    todays work

    I was working on my massive fencing project today and had to take down some trees that were a threat to the newly constructed fence. Naturally i was jumping up and down at the opprutunity to play with our not so new hoe. It got a little slippery when i went across the creek but i filled in the ruts with some fill from the pond i've been mucking out. The machine ran well even though i sometimes forget that it weighs 60,000 lbs, i remembered today when i got in to soft stuff! At the end of the day got another section of fence put up and i even cleaned the tracks off really good.
     

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    more work pics

    Here are some of the other machines we've been using to build fence with. I couldn't imagine trying to build fence without the toolcat. And the dog is my supervisor " ruffy" he's a farm/hevy equipment poodle.
     

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    Poclain Pictures

    Hi all I'm new here but been around a little bit,been working on Poclains from the early days,Case buried them like they did David Brown and it hard to keep up with who owns who anymore, I am going to have a go at posting some pictures.
    Enjoy
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    Last lot

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    hello

    good to see you here aj :) they are some great pictures i managed to salvage some old manuals and two big case poclain flags from the hook depot when it was demolished cheers graham
     
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    AJ,

    Great pics! but hold on old boy that looks like an olde English Aveling Barford 50 tonner you cut off in the first post :mad:
     
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    Welcome to HEF AJ.! :drinkup
     
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    Poclain 350CK Model

    Thanks for the welcome guys, below is some pictures of a fully functional remote control working model of a Poclain 350CK.
    Enjoy
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