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Old 11-03-12, 03:49 PM   #1
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Default Chinese health and safety.

Attached is a picture of my little Chinese diesel, proudly wearing its Marshall ID plate and green paint work.

As you can see, there is a nice shiny guard over the flywheel and cooling fan - OK, so it is roughly stamped with rather sharp edges, but the thought is there to stop stupid westerners from sticking their fingers into rotating machinery.

Shame then that the manufacturer saw fit not to fasten the guard to the cowling, but to the flywheel which, with the sharp edges, rather creates the effect of a set of rotating knives!

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Old 11-03-12, 03:59 PM   #2
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Very nice too....prehaps Mr Chairman had a hand in it's design...?

Very fitting your should post this, I'm writing a H&S assignment for colledge....have been working on it since I got up this morning.

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The mind boggles!
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I wonder though...

Maybe (just maybe) the manufacturers aren't all that daft. I very much doubt that guard is intended to keep fingers out; I'll bet it is designed to keep the likes of straw and chaff out, to stop it blocking the cooling fins. By spinning with the engine the guard will throw the muck outwards, and shred anything that goes through, making it small enough to pass through the cooling fins.

Just a thought...

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And a thought that had occurred to me - not as entertaining as poking fun at the Chinese though ;-)

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Is it not some sort of torture device? If you dont talk they grate a few fingers!

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And a thought that had occurred to me - not as entertaining as poking fun at the Chinese though ;-)

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Dont do that Nick.......there is a lot more of them than us!

I wonder what that engine was in a previous life, possibly a re-cycled Ruston that 'enjoyed' a slow boat to China?

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Dont do that Nick.......there is a lot more of them than us!
Good point. Ahem, fine folk the Chinese - liking the work with noodels ;-)

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I wonder what that engine was in a previous life, possibly a re-cycled Ruston that 'enjoyed' a slow boat to China?

Pete.
I did wonder that as I started to tidy up the pulley and the 'cast iron' took the edge straight off a high speed steel lathe tool!

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Considering moving this on, do you think there is any market yet? Must be vintage by now as it's been featured in SEM!

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I don't know if there's a market for it, but it would make a nice stable mate for the Yanmar I've just bought.

My worry is that in these modern times you're not accepted if you buy something you like unless it's the current fashion!

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