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Old 02-10-16, 06:37 PM   #1
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Just picked this up,dont know the manufacturer but it has a Lister SR1 engine and a newage of coventry gearbox.
any help with identification would be greatfully aseciated
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Old 02-10-16, 08:07 PM   #2
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Hi Phil,

Nice purchase, looks like a Winget or Liner type.

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Old 02-10-16, 08:27 PM   #3
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I'm tempted to go with Liner although there are a few differences to the very limited photos I've found on the web,
I will have a good look round it tomorrow to see if there any makers plates,
Engine is seized proberly due to standing,it hasn't moved for over 10 years,the steering is very vague to say the least but at least the brakes work(just)
It is unmolested with very few dents and no modifications
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Old 03-10-16, 08:47 PM   #4
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After many hours trawling through the internet i'm fairly certain its a Stothert and Pitt dumper from 1973,built in the southwest in Bath,S&P didn't build many dumpers (which is why there is not much info.)mainly dock yard cranes and vibrating rollers,
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Old 18-10-16, 11:20 PM   #5
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At last I have documentary evidence of the dumper,it's a Barford bantam,
I spent a good while going over the machine at the weekend and found its original colour to be off white,it also had coarse sand,the type used in slow sand filters on water works in every nook and cranny.so I think it is safe to say it spent its working life on a water treatment works.
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Atlast I have documentary evidence of the dumper,it's a Barford bantam,
I spent a good while going over the machine at the weekend and found its original colour to be off white,it also had coarse sand,the type used in slow sand filters on water works in every nook and cranny.so I think it is safe to say it spent its working life on a water treatment works.
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glad you got sorted Phil,

the fact that we had three makes which were all credible makers says a lot for how similar these machines ended up and how much of a minefield it is.

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Old 19-10-16, 10:13 AM   #7
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(snip) At last I have documentary evidence of the dumper,it's a Barford bantam
Just out of interest, what line of research paid off with this info?

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Old 19-10-16, 10:37 AM   #8
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Classicmachinery.net. A forum similar to this,a guy had all the sales and tech details in some documents,also Lincoln archives have been a great help,I'm awaiting an email from Doreen Edgington that will hopefully confirm that the engine went to Barfords.Lincs archives have the sales ledgers for Barfords from 1970 to 1980 soI'm hoping that the engine number is listed in the ledger as I dont have a chassis number.
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Good stuff, thanks.

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Old 23-10-16, 07:00 AM   #10
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She runs,managed to spend a good few hours on Friday and Saturday working on the engine,she fired up first swing,a bit of smoke to start with but thats to be expected after a rebuild and then she settled down to a nice tickover.
Managed to get the engine back into the dumper and mounted to the gearbox.
The fuel tank is a bit of a mess with a fair few pin holes in the botton and one tankstrap is missing.(I'll put an ad in the wanted section)
Next is the steering box which I'm hoping can be saved with a service kit(its a series Land Rover box)although there is alot of wear in the main nut.
The plan is to use the dumper over the winter while we build a new pole barn and the strip the dumper down in the summer to return it to show room finish.
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