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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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I spotted this old Lancer Boss forklift near Wadebridge in Cornwall. I guess it dates from the 1970's?

Lancer Boss

No chance of this name badge falling off!

Lancer Boss

It doesn't look like the forklift gets much use these days.

I photographed this Coles Crane on 31/3/14 being used to repair the harbour at Charlestown, Cornwall.

Coles Crane

On the boom, you can just make out that it used to belong to ECC International Europe or English China Clays to use the proper name. ECC is now part of IMERYS.

David sent these pictures of his Ransomes crawler dumper

Ransomes crawler dumper

David has certainly done a nice job of the restoration.

Sean's digger. Made from an abandoned backhoe (chopped the rear end off the old tractor), a snowmobile engine and a hydraulic pump from a parts truck. The 45 gallon drum on drill pipe serves as counterweight & heat sink for the engine!