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Jones Crane | Kubota tractor | Dumper with Petter petrol engine | Fowell Model A | Euclid Motor Scraper

This Jones crane has appeared at Fowey during summer 2008. It looks like it will be used for boat lifting

Jones Crane

Being a late model the Jones is hydraulically operated

Kubota tractor with backhoe and loader. Very nice if you can afford it!

Brendan from Cumbria emailed these two pictures of his dumper which he is restoring. Shaun says it is definitely a George Fowell like his orange dumper below


Brendan's dumper has a Petter petrol engine and is only about 4 feet wide. The front wheels don't appear to be the correct ones.

Can anyone help Shaun with information about his orange dumper please? He says it is a George Fowell type A from the mid 1930's. View the manual here

Fowell dumper

Shaun's dumper is in great condition but information about it is scarce. I suppose if you were even 18 year's old in the 1930's when it was built you would now be 96+ years old!

Fowell dumper

This is Shaun's later Fowell. Having studied Brendan's dumper Shaun suggests that it is a type A model from the mid thirties but with a different skip fitted.

Mart's dodgy tyre

Mart sent this picture of some tyres that gave out when he was moving a Powerfab digger. The person selling it said the tyres were good - YEAH RIGHT!

John emailed these pictures of his friend Tim's Euclid Motor Scraper. He says, "Tim has done some remarkable restoration work on this machine to return it to working order".

Euclid Terex Motor Scraper

The before and after pictures show the amazing restoration and return to proper Euclid colours. Not many people have the space for this type of restoration project.