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Old Poclain Excavator

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

  1. Nick Drew

    Nick Drew Resigned

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    Ah yes AJ,

    That fantastic working model was built and owned by Peter Happel from Germany, I have had some contact with Peter by email and he has sent me some wonderful shots of his model, but I do not like to post them without his permission, I will ask him if it is ok!!

    The model is a real credit to him isn't it!!

    Nick.
     
  2. Lashlander

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    Wow! How much does that weigh. It looks pretty heavy to handle that bucket like it does. Cool pics!:thumbsup
     
  3. Wulf

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    Fantastic replica (that aint no model is it!)

    :eek: In the one shot, the operator is smoking a cigarette, in an enclosed space :eek: Those Europeans are soooo danged irresponsible aren't they!
     
  4. Andre

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    Hi there,

    I found this posting about Peter and his amazing Poclain in 1:5 scale.
    In 2006 I did an interview with him where he demonstrates the machine. The video is in german and can be found here.

    Best Regards,

    Andre
     
  5. bobcat ron

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    That little digger has to weigh at least half a ton.
     
  6. Rockbreaker

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    In the video he says 600kg so that is close Ron:notworthy

    Is my memory bad or was there a model 1200 of the poclain made?
     
  7. Rockbreaker

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    Weel it seem i have a bad memory.....:Banghead

    Found some pics to share anyway:cool:
     

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  8. coyote

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    any idea were to get owners manuals, workshop manuals for old poclains
     
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    manuals


    what model poclain manuals are you looking for ??
     
  10. coyote

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    Gday d4c24a I have a 1985 75pb, its the wheeled one. Thanks
     
  11. jhill

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    Do a web search. I used Dogpile and found several sources for Poclain manuals including Model 75

    Jerry
     
  12. Countryboy

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    Welcome to Heavy Equipment Forums coyote! :drinkup
     
  13. bigblueox

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    you might try your case dealer. i have an 85 150 and the manual is a case manual for the equivalent case painted machine. or look up rapidmachinery on google and talk to bernie
     
  14. coyote

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    Thanks for that guys giving my local case dealer a go and sent a email to Bernie now just have to x the fingers i guess
     
  15. Gavin Phillips

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    In response to a question, there was no 1200 Poclain machine, the 1000 was the largest they ever got; and was the largest hydraulic excavator in the world for a short period until Germany-based manufacturers started entering the field (O&K, Demag etc).

    I found this post somewhat by accident as I was looking for identification features of the smaller Poclain machines (75, 85 and 90) in a somewhat vain hope of getting a model number of this machine which I happened to find today working at a scrapyard in Newcastle up here in the north-east of England:

    http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y19/balacau/Misc stuff/misc/Poclainscraphandler.jpg

    There is another yard located on the bank of the river Tyne which also has a Poclain 85 scraphandler, very similarly outfitted to the unidentified machine above; standard mount cab with the long dipper and 5-tine grab.

    http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y19/balacau/Misc stuff/misc/quayside076.jpg

    If anyone could ID the top picture for me I'd really appreciate it!
     
  16. CabbageThe1

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    At the dump where I live they have an old Poclain. I will have to get some pics and post them, I have no clue what model it is but it's big. I think that it is a 200 or a 220 next time that I am up there I will get some pics and post them.
     
  17. insleyboy

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    We had an old Hc300 poclain. It was (at the time) the largest excavator I had ever seen. Had 2 hammer plates welded at the factory on the stick and boom so they would not hammer the 2 together and blow the cylinders on top of the boom apart. So many pedals and options for pedals in the cab the first time I looked inside I wanted to pretend I knew what the heck I was looking at!. It turned out not to be a bad machine. Problem was someone had let all the hyd. leaks get too low and one of the main pumps cavitated and was never the same. We used to put ATF in the tank, cause It would hold viscosity longer than 10 weight thus giving us a little more time till the next complete change of oil. It was A Huge and Heavy machine for it's time....My friend sold it at Silverdome auction in Pontiac auction around 1995 for 10 grand...
     
  18. Iron Horse

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    This is an old Poclain i bought to use around my farm , i have since sold it . It was a 26 and a 1/2 ton machine , It was a 125B . In the photo , i was placing a boulder around a pond on the property .
     

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    i used to run a 160,very short tracked ,and took a special blue hyd.oil so every time it had a leak if case did'nt have a drum it would sit for a week waiting to get oil from france,i remember it would run hot.so you would have to open the doors up it looked like it had wings,we would call it the (fying none) also had a switch to lock the tracks so it would not free roll when digging,which was fine untill something happend and you always had to hunt for the switch before you could move.
     
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    It run a radial piston hydraulic pump and had an incredible oil pressure . The Deutz 6 cylinder engine ran fore and aft with the pump at the back . It had been sitting in the bush for years with a crook pump . I bought it for scrap price and found a pump for a $1000 . Checked the filters and drained all the components to make sure it was not full of metal and fired it up . It ran like a clock and i drove it straight up on the low loader and took it home .