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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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This old Hymac is going to be cut up soon so I thought I had better take a picture of it quick. Len who is restoring another Hymac and likes saving such machines suggested that I entitle this picture "Divorce Tackle"!

Peter from Holland sent these pictures of his Powerfab 125 WTD in action demolishing a building.

Powerfab 125 WTD

The Powerfab makes short work of the brick built wall.

Powerfab 125 WTD

Extreme care needs to be taken when using a digger in this way that none of the masonry falls backwards onto the machine or operator.

Powerfab 125 WTD

Here Peter is digging a trench with the Powerfab and has a good bucketful on board.

George Fowell dumper owned by Noel in Australia

George Fowell dumper

Noel says this dumper is a "Type One"

George Fowell dumper

Noel is interested in contacting other George Fowell owners

Barford Bison four-wheel-drive dumper owned by Simon who uses it with his tractor mounted digger. The dumper has a Lister SR2 engine.

Installing electricity cable ducts

Fleming Micron being used to install ducts for electricity cables.

Shelvoke + Drewry forklift. Photo kindly supplied by Duncan

Shelvoke + Drewry

The forklift is looking great after a facelift

I am very grateful to Baz for these excellent pictures of a Whitlock digger. Hard to find these days

Whitlock wheel digger

The Whitlock had a very unusual back actor design


Whitlock Brothers Great Yeldham

These are my own pictures of a Ford Auto-Dig digger spotted in November 2011.

Ford wheel digger

The "auto-dig" feature never really caught on

IHI Chieftan 35 or 50 G owned by Gordon.

1965 Benford 750 Dumper with Petter PH1

1965 Benford 750 Dumper with Petter PH1

The Benford is looking great after a paint up