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Scooby
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Location: Warwickshire

Post by Scooby » Thu Dec 17, 2015 9:12 am

Not quite sure what is meant by the DB reversible ploughs "spanning" on the rotating shafts but they did break with annoying regularity. I have been up at Leigh waiting for the place to open in the morning on more than one occasion to get a new shaft. I met a Mr. Williams up there a couple of times and he once told me that he wasn't allowed to specify the right type of steel for the shaft, it would have made it too expensive !

Quite a few councils used Foster diggers for grave digging. I suppose they would be handier than a JCB type but presume that they have been superseeded by mini-diggers nowadays.

I always looked upon the Webb 360 as almost an industrial type of machine. Most tractor mounted diggers boasted a grab facility but the Webb was the machine to have it you needed that. I never saw one in this part of the World but believe that they were quite popular in the sugar beet areas for loading lorries.
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Three is twee, four does snore, but 6 just clicks........Scooby

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case-ih1594
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Location: Preston

Post by case-ih1594 » Thu Dec 17, 2015 9:20 am

Sorry 'snapping' - not spanning!

The sub-frame on the Webb looks substantial. They also seem 'interesting' when they are in the transport position with the boom arm over your head, resting on the front of the tractor !
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uclueletboy
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Location: Marmora, Ontario, Canada

Post by uclueletboy » Fri Feb 05, 2016 6:19 pm

I have a manual. If you send me an email, I will scan what I have to those who need one.

I'd love mine if it didn't leak so badly. Just started using it this year and it has really impressed me so far. Once I get it 100%, it is going to be extremely useful. Very happy I purchased it last year.

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