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Crawlers Star!

Although they are not seen in a plant background, enjoying classic and vintage crawlers, the backbone of the plant working scenario these days, is mostly seen at agricultural events like the National Crawler Championship. It was part of the National Ploughing Championships, which took place on Sunday October 15 near Bishops Lydeard, Somerset, and was well supported by CPM readers. The editor was there to see it happen

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Classic Plant & Machinery
February 2018

Eiger Replaces Andes

Tom Pattle, owner of P&S Marine, tells the tale of moving an Eiger to his yard to replace a faithful Andes 

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Classic Plant & Machinery
February 2018

Men At Work!

The MF Hanomag dozer ripping up the earth; the Hanomag company dates back to 1835, building steam engines from which it progressed to making many other types of machinery. The construction division was sold to Massey Fergusson in 1974 and was taken over by the IBH Group in 1980: after the collapse of IBH it became part of Komatsu 

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Classic Plant & Machinery
October 2017

Jersey's Pallot Steam, Motor And General Museum - Worth A Visit

Joseph Lewis discovers the plant-related exhibits in Jersey’s Pallot Steam, Motor and General Museum

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Classic Plant & Machinery
October 2017

Monarch Tractor Models

PAUL TOFIELD continues his tale about the growth of Allis-Chalmers in construction equipment. Last month he wrote about the Monarch Tractor Corporation, which it bought very soon after reviving its ailing unprofitable agricultural tractor division. Now he looks at Monarch’s models

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Classic Plant & Machinery
October 2017

Into A New Era Ian Gibson Earthmoving Into A New Era

PETER LOVE visited his good mate Ian Gibson Plant Contractor to see his excellent new premises near Upminster, Essex, and his superbly presented working equipment

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Classic Plant & Machinery
October 2017

The Bigger The Better

The Ariño coal mine is not only one of largest operations in Spain today, but also relies on the services of some of the country’s largest earthmovers, writes Steven Vale 

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Classic Plant & Machinery
October 2017

Asbestos Removal Call The Experts - Central Demolition Ltd

Removing asbestos can be a sensitive business when old buildings are demolished to make way for new developments. BOB WEIR went to Bonnybridge to hear about a company that is at the cutting edge of demolition technology 

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Classic Plant & Machinery
October 2017

HYMAC 580BT Restoration

Having started restoration work on his Hymac 580BT, Jeremy Rowland now looks at the next hurdles to get over as he begins to make progress

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Classic Plant & Machinery
October 2017

Viva Las Cruces

Coal is important for Spain’s economy, but it is not the country’s only indigenous raw material.

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Classic Plant & Machinery
April 2017

This Was The Place To Be

If you were looking to buy some plant at auction, you couldn’t do better than check out the Euro Auction Sale, held near Selby on January 25, 26 and 27.

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Classic Plant & Machinery
April 2017

Andrews Plant Hire FIVE DECADES of Loyalty

 One of JCB’s longest-standing customers in the world has invested in a brand new fuel-saving machine - nearly half a century after founding his family firm with a second hand JCB backhoe.

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Classic Plant & Machinery
February 2017

Inching back to life

Chris McCullough finds an extremely rare excavator restoration

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Classic Plant & Machinery
February 2017

A legendary Caterpillar

With the death of Castro bringing Cuba into the world spotlight, David Reed travelled out there for CPM to look at a special piece of plant

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Classic Plant & Machinery
February 2017

GFX gets the works

Martyn Williams completes the story of his restoration of an Aveling Barford G series FX roller

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Classic Plant & Machinery
March 2017

Ancient & Modern

The Morris Leslie Group recently upgraded its fleet to become one of the youngest and most modern in the UK. Owner Morris Leslie is also a keen collector of old plant equipment. Bob Weir went to the company HQ at Errol to see his latest acquisition, a rare JCB Mk1 Major loader

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Classic Plant & Machinery
March 2017