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Who seen one of these?

Discussion in 'Tractor/Loader/Backhoes' started by stock, Jan 9, 2009.

  1. Johnny English

    Johnny English Well-Known Member

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    I drive past one of those hymacs only the other week on the side of the road at swineshead near Boston UK, was as in just as goog nick as that, tried to get a picture of it but didn't get time to stop off.

    It figures that the whitlock has ford blood lines, the first digger I rode in as a kid with me dad was a 550 with 4 levers for the back arm instead of two these days.
     
  2. volvobl

    volvobl Well-Known Member

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    ive only ever seen 1 before
     
  3. Hillbillybee

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    nice pics
     
  4. JCB

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    Nice to see pictures of all these old Whitlocks, first pictures in thread are a Whitlock 303
    circa 1960 ,this was quite unusual in the range as it had a full side shift, for some reason all their later models had the 'swing shift' system
     
  5. CHADLEY

    CHADLEY New Member

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    what make is that?
     
  6. ianto36

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    Whitlock Digger Loader

    Hi Guys, the machine in the first picture is definately a Whitlock because i drove one like it when i was learning to drive machines back in 1984, the model i drove was a Whitlock 505B and was a year later (E UKRegistration)than the one in the picture and they had beefed up the chassis, back actor and front digging arms a lot so they were much stronger and i reckon they could outdig a JCB.
    The machines were built in the UK in a place called Great Yeldham in Essex by Whitlock Bothers.
    Great site keep it up

    Ian
     
  7. volvobl

    volvobl Well-Known Member

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    where are you in wales ianto 36
     
  8. ianto36

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    Whitlock

    Hi Volvobl, I'm in a place called Tonyrefail in South Wales.Thanks Ian
     
  9. volvobl

    volvobl Well-Known Member

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    im in mid wales machynlleth area welcome to the forum got loads of great stuff on here