Welcome to oilyhands.co.uk

Also known as www.diggers-dumpers-plant.co.uk and www.flamingskoda.com

Website with towable digger, excavator and backhoe information. Features Fleming Micron, Powerfab, Mantis, Benford, Roughneck, Gopher, Smalley, Tow-hoe, Standard Muscleman, 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. The website now includes a new section dedicated to preserving information about Johnson Machinery Limited.

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Send a message to Jim at oilyhands.co.uk

Always pleased to receive: extra digger pictures (please send message first so I can advise about sending pictures) and bits of info, suggestions about the site, details of spare part suppliers, messages from fellow towable digger owners and plant enthusiasts. Thanks to the hundreds of people who have sent messages over the past few years. I am very busy so please bear with me if you don't get a reply right away.

Please also use this form to contact me about Johnson Machinery.

However, please do check the Frequently Asked Questions page before sending messages about: extra buckets, hydraulic oils, buying or selling, values, and parts for Roughneck Skiploaders.

If your question is about spares, breakdowns or identifying a machine, posting it in the Plant Discussion Group may result in more people replying Click here for details. If you do this I will get a copy of your question anyway.