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Old 29-05-11, 15:46
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Hello all, first post from me, attached is a pic of a Lima crane that my grandfather operated during the war while serving with RE with XXX corps. Was this machine used by the Canadians ?
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Old 30-05-11, 01:37
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G'day Mac657,

Mac657, Welcome to MLU. It is always nice to see someone else come in out of the cold. Do you have a name? We are all friends here and like to know who we are talking too.

Great photo. Plenty of other interesting bit in the photo too. I can identify the Matador but don't know what the other bits of plant are. Maybe an Aveling-Barford Dumper swinging of the wire. Interesting trailer behind the Matador too. What powered the Lima Crane?

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Old 30-05-11, 11:30
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Maybe an Aveling-Barford Dumper swinging of the wire. Interesting trailer behind the Matador too.
Hi Rick,

It does look like a Aveling Barford dumper, one of those which was built around a Standard Fordson tractor of the time. The trailer has the four-in-line knock out wheels at the back, and could well be a Scammell or Taskers type. This was the common type of low loader used through to the Sixties for carrying track laying equipment.

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Old 07-06-11, 19:34
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Thanks for your replies gents, very interesting. Rick, my real name is Colin but 'Mac' was how i was known in the army, which included a spell with the RE.
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G'day Mac657,

Mac657, Welcome to MLU. It is always nice to see someone else come in out of the cold. Do you have a name? We are all friends here and like to know who we are talking too.

Great photo. Plenty of other interesting bit in the photo too. I can identify the Matador but don't know what the other bits of plant are. Maybe an Aveling-Barford Dumper swinging of the wire. Interesting trailer behind the Matador too. What powered the Lima Crane?

Regards Rick.
Reviving an ancient thread, here, but that crane is the same as the one my Grandpa ran in the late 40's. They had a big Caterpillar V8, D-17000 I believe.
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