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Which type of Koehring?

Discussion in 'Old Iron!' started by Tibor M, Nov 7, 2019 at 8:22 PM.

  1. Tibor M

    Tibor M New Member

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    Hello!


    These are photos from Slovakia after WWII. Please, which type / model of koehring is in the photos?


    Thank You, best regards

    Tibor
     

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  2. John C.

    John C. Senior Member

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    The photos look a lot like my dad's 405 but maybe a little bit bigger. The machine in my avatar is a 405 in about 1959. I don't know when Koehring started using that model number system so that's as close as I can get. I think Hatchequip might have a better handle on it than me.
     
  3. old-iron-habit

    old-iron-habit Senior Member

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    Looks a bit older than the 405s that I have seen. The buckets seem smaller also but then the 405 might have grown over the years as many other models did. The counterweight is way different than the 405s I am familiar with. They all had removable counterweights that hung out behind the house. 318 Cat powered also.

    EDIT A net search found a 1948 205 with a shovel front that looks a lot like the one in the picture. It has the underslung counterweight also. It was on pintrest so I could not link it.
     
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  4. John C.

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    I think you probably have the right. The boom appears to be a 40 footer and no counterweight would indicate a lot less capacity on the machine in the photos. I couldn't see the controls but suspect they might be long levers instead of the short levers I was familiar with.
     
  5. Tibor M

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    369 - Koehring.jpg 377 - Koehring.jpg 450 - Koehring.jpg 451 - Koehring.jpg Thank you for your replies!
    I'm adding another photos. There may be two different machines.
    Could it be Koehring 304?
    Thank!
     
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