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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, JPB, Digger 50, 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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The Euromach Jolly and Bronco Micro Excavator

Built in Italy, the Euromach Jolly was an 800kg towable excavator that came as standard with a 12 HP Lombardini Diesel engine. Distributors in the UK were Plant and Hydraulics (UK) Ltd from Batley in West Yorkshire. The Jolly was similar in layout to all the other towable diggers of the time but the unusual features were large 13" car style wheels and a rather low driving position which may not have helped with visibility whilst digging or loading. The diesel engine could potentially have been rather noisy situated just behind the driver's head. The hydraulic piping also seems to involve a lot of pipes hanging out all over the place!

Euromach Jolly

The Bronco was a Euromach Jolly in disguise. The sole UK distributor was Huddersfield Hire Centre. Comparing the dimensions of the two machines, it would seem that the Bronco had a slightly longer back actor than the Euromach. Apart from that, the machines are identical.

Euromach Jolly

The Euromach Jolly brochure.

Bronco Micro Excavator

The Bronco was a Euromach Jolly in disguise.

If you have a Euromach Jolly or a Bronco, please contact the webmaster as it would be good to have some more pictures and information for this page.

Euromach Jolly and Bronco Micro Excavator Technical Information (thanks to Wayne)

PDF of the Euromach Jolly sales brochure

PDF of the Bronco sales brochure

PDF Operators Manual for the Euromach Jolly. Escavatore Jolly Operatori manuali

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