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V8Druid

V8Druid

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A BIG welcome to the latest member of the Hydrema Duck Owners Club ...... (y)
I have it on good authority, (the horse's mouth),that the latest 'Drema duck, to grace the UK's shores, made a successful landing, late last night :giggle:
Doubtless, we will all see a lot more about it, in the very near future :cool:
Congratulations and I hope she treats you as well as mine has;)

#4 knows who he is and will hopefully break cover shortly :D
It's been a pleasure, being involved in your new acquisition and thanks for the opportunity to help (y)
... can't wait to have a proper shufty at the beast :cool::giggle::giggle:
 
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fred

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So it looks like im member number 4 of the Hydrema wheelers club!

Tail end of last year I was in the market for a telehandler for site work and came across Graham's thread on the old forum, which got me thinking perhaps a duck would make a more usefull site materials handler than a traditional telehandler. The ability to plant it on a spot and unload deliveries/load the scaff from that position would have multiple advantages. Not ploughing up the site with constant back and forth, tight sites easier, much more lift capacity, more reach, load muckaways (0.8 cube bucket whats not to like),pour conc etc.

So after a visit to see Grahams duck I was sold and the search started!

Graham found several likely candidates and the list was whittled down to the Hydrema 1520. It ticks all the boxes with stabs, blade and already had an engcon on it. Located in Sweden at a Hydrema dealer, Tim the MD of Hydrema UK was really helpful with questions and paperwork always replying within a couple hours. A lesson a few dealers could learn!! It needed a few minor bits and bobs sorting as it had been sat for a while and a deal was struck.

Well she arrived yesterday on the low loader from Immingham port. A whole new learning curve now, not only the two sticks but 2 pedals as well to control the 'third' arm and engcon! The ability to put a pallet in front of you and lift it straight up dead vertical to 8+m is soo useful, not to mention it will lift north of 8 tons close in !!

So I'm waiting for the Licence plate from DVLA for road travel as it has a 30 klik box, we've exchanged many letters I think its broken their system as some of their questions are barmy and of course they cannot be contented by email or phone...

So a big thanks to Graham aka V8Druid, for finding it and answering many months of my constant queries and questions, I think our private message thread is well into double figures pages! A true gent - thanks Graham.

Anyway a few pics before she is signwritten

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V8Druid

V8Druid

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So it looks like im member number 4 of the Hydrema wheelers club! ...... after a visit to see Grahams duck I was sold and the search started! ....
... she arrived yesterday on the low loader from Immingham port..........
it has a 30 klik box, ........

...........think our private message thread is well into double figures pages!...........

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'Twas a pleasure Ryan ;)(y) ..... she's a beaut, looks in fine fettle and as Johan in Sweden's had her through their workshops, for a full service she should be ready to rock:giggle:
can't wait to come have a look at her, up close and personal :):giggle::giggle:
DVLA are still being their usual helpful selves then ?!!!!! :mad::rolleyes:
 
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Congratulations, Ryan. I'd be interested to know what control system it's using - if you have a moment, let me know the Engcon S/N and I'll find out.:cool::)
 
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Congratulations, Ryan. I'd be interested to know what control system it's using - if you have a moment, let me know the Engcon S/N and I'll find out.:cool::)
I emailed Andrew the engcon plate yesterday to double check its definately S60 as its getting on 18 years old!
 
V8Druid

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Congratulations, Ryan. I'd be interested to know what control system it's using - if you have a moment, let me know the Engcon S/N and I'll find out.:cool::)
like mine Robert ..... buttons and rotate pedal for prop. feed ... as far as I can make out SS10?? , IIRC with tilt/gripper change over
 
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like mine Robert ..... buttons and rotate pedal for prop. feed ... as far as I can make out SS10?? , IIRC with tilt/gripper change over
Congratulations, Ryan. I'd be interested to know what control system it's using - if you have a moment, let me know the Engcon S/N and I'll find out.:cool::)
nope ... got that wrong (sort of) by the sound of it .... seems a weird combi :confused::unsure: of all sorts
 
Grahams

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Comgatulations.
I know how you feel dealing with DVLA. I ended up after months of stupid extra questions telling them I was going to drive it on the road regardless, but was trying to do the right thing and give them money. After getting all huffy and saying they would report me (difficult without a number plate!) I ended up being offered a Q plate, so went with that. Hides how old it is.
Graham
 
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I emailed Andrew the engcon plate yesterday to double check its definately S60 as its getting on 18 years old!
The plate relates to the hitch, Ryan. All I can tell from that is that it was supplied to Hydrema Sweden in September 2001, so it's probably an EC15A. Interestingly enough, we supplied a tilt cylinder seal kit for one of these yesterday, so you're not alone:love:
 
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ah ok, I'll have another look. The dealer mentioned it was 2001 engcon although it may have been lost in translation...
 
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ah ok, I'll have another look. The dealer mentioned it was 2001 engcon although it may have been lost in translation...
Build date for the hitch 21st September 2001. I'd be surprised if the tilty isn't similar. Everything on the digger looks like it's been well looked after - a good find, I'd say(y)