Mulholland plant hire (northern Ireland)

V8Druid

V8Druid

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#21
Was that a Lexan shield on your Case excavator? We've got one for both machines for when we are doing demolition work but mostly for when we are brush mulching amazing the beating that stuff can take.
Lexan or Polycarbonate Bert? :unsure: ... lexan tends to go milky, but is a lot less bucks than polycarb. .... Poly however has got a far superior resistance to missiles and impacts .. got some 10mm here which you can fire a shotgun at :eek:
 
BertB.

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I just know from what the boss told me he said its Lexan but maybe it is polycarbonate. I thought it was plexiglass that turns yellow from the sun?
 
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Lexan or Polycarbonate Bert? :unsure: ... lexan tends to go milky, but is a lot less bucks than polycarb. .... Poly however has got a far superior resistance to missiles and impacts .. got some 10mm here which you can fire a shotgun at :eek:
We have two Cat CTL's with 12 mm Lexan doors, no sign of yellowing yet. However plenty of scratches due to an operator who often wedged their feet up the door and went to sleep. We have a machine with retrofit poly carb Windows and that has gone almost opaque after five years.
 
V8Druid

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We have two Cat CTL's with 12 mm Lexan doors, no sign of yellowing yet. However plenty of scratches due to an operator who often wedged their feet up the door and went to sleep. We have a machine with retrofit poly carb Windows and that has gone almost opaque after five years.
I am amazed at that :unsure:.... poly is not supposed to do that .....:confused: ..... tain't Perspex is it - or Darvic ... that'll milk over pretty quick??

I have a 1000 Kawi that I made and fitted a new poly screen to, circa '89, after the original shaped perspex one died in the fast lane of the M5 at about 90. Was on me way to a mate's wedding in Cornwall (I was sort of late and didn't think I was going to make it at all, :(after spending the previous night repairing a crane cab for the Monday morning ):rolleyes: .... screen got hit by a stone thrown up and I took the bits of the screen in the chest . 'Twas a bit exciting for a few seconds, 'til I realized what'd happened and why it'd suddenly become so drafty . :oops::(

Anyway .... said replacement is as clear as the day I fitted it in '89 (I still have said Kwaka :giggle:) and it's been all over Europe since, spending many weeks in some serious heat/sun at times (y)
 
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Here’s a job i’v been at this past 2 weeks. Over 1000 ton of clay brought into site to raise the levels up to allow the slopes to be easier maintained with a ride on lawn mower. I’m away to another job Now to let the kerbing man get his work done before I go back next week to backfill behind the kerbs
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Another little job completed Friday yesterday and a half day today. Old gravel removed off driveway and new gravel put on. Verge along the wall dug out and concreted before new gravel placed ontop.
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#35
Love those dumper cabs.are they original equipment or made to fit from something else
Nick...
 
V8Druid

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Love those dumper cabs.are they original equipment or made to fit from something else
Nick...
the one on the shiniest one was one on ebay a while back ... I pointed Jimbo in its direction as I knew he liked his cabs on his dumpers and sounds like it went on well ..... think it was originally off a Thwaites?:unsure::rolleyes:
 
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the one on the orange dumper is made by C&G engineering they make cabs for any make of dumper. It was bought out of an auction and was listed under Terex dumper cab. When we got it home we realised it was actually for a thwaites. But after some modification it fitted on. The white one on the thwaites was posted on done deal a few years ago i came across it one night while browsing threw it. it just said cabin to suit dumper. I made the journey to Co cavan the next day with a 200 euro in my wallet and a plant trailer. I bought it for €150 brought it home and then sand blasted and painted it. It was actully a perfect fit for my thwaites dumper. It might have been ugly but it was a great job for the little money it cost. The dumper it self was getting old and had started to give a little trouble. So I knew it was time to look for something fresher. Then the Druid messaged me one night to tell me about a cab posted to eBay. Again it was posted just as a machinery cabin. I called jim broadbent who had it and he had no idea what make of machine it was off. I knew by the pictures it was some kind of dumper as at the front of the windscreen it was manufactured to sit around the steering colum and you could see the paint chipped from where it had previously been on a dumper and stones had spilled over the loading boards down onto it. So again I took the risk this time for £350. And a local to me lorry man collected it and left it in my yard for £100. When I got it home and after a lot of google searching and measuring I found out it was off a 9 ton Barford Sx9000. As much as I would like a 9 ton I found them pretty clumsy for some of the sites I be around so I found a clean SX6000 6 ton Forsale and bought it. I fitted the cab myself over a few Saturdays and evenings. And that’s the story on my cabs. Just need to find one for the little terex hi tip now.
 
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#38
Jim Broadbent gets some very interesting stuff (y)..... he is, or was, Dan Slim Weston's neighbour IIRC - localdiggers on the CEF ... think Dan has moved again :unsure: