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Towable digger, excavator and backhoe website. Features Fleming Micron, Powerfab, Mantis, Benford, Roughneck, Gopher, Smalley, Tow-hoe, Standard Muscleman, Termite, Mitchell Cotts, Mini Gigant, Baromix, Euromach, Bronco, homemade and other small diggers. Links to current manufacturers such as Groupe-FCM and suppliers of plans for the Ground Hawg Homebuilt Backhoe and CDP Excavator. Includes other plant and mechanical information, Digger Bucket Page, Plant Photo Gallery, Dumper Restoration Project and useful links for Digger Spares and Repairs. Extra information and pictures to add to the site always appreciated. Also includes a section dedicated to preserving information about Johnson Machinery Limited.

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Barry's digger in unrestored state

Barry from Sydney Australia owns this towable digger. Here it is in its unrestored state. The old 8hp Wisconsin motor was a wreck but luckily a spare was available. All the hydraulics are Hydreco.

Barry's digger in use

Here's Barry's digger working after he fixed it all up. Does anyone know what type of machine it is?

Barry's dumper

Barry has also converted this CME diesel dumper into a loader.

Nathan has been restoring this rare 'Barfords of Belton' rigid frame 4 wheel drive 'Bison mark 1' - 2 Ton dumper truck which was built in 1972.

Barford Bison Dumper

Rear view of the Barford Bison. Thanks to Nathan for the pictures

Tim is looking for information about his Barford 75 dumper. Dates, spares that type of thing.

Barford 75 dumper

Tim's Barford looks like it dates from the early 1960's?

Barford 75 dumper

The Barford 75 has a Petter AVA1 engine no: 3187047, 5&1/2 bhp @ 1650 rev/min.

Peter emailed this picture of his Powerfab 1250X mini digger. If you have a manual for this machine please contact the webmaster.

Will emailed this picture of his Benford dumper

Benford dumper

The Benford has a Petter engine

George Fowell dumper photographed by James


Rear view of the George Fowell.