Welcome to www.oilyhands.co.uk

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

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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Older stuff

These were some of the early pages from the website, which I have moved to make space for the increasing amount of plant information.

Home made derrick craneHome made derrick crane. The old fashioned wooden crane I built to help with some dry stone walling. Concrete imprinting rollerExperimental concrete imprinting roller My cheap and quick alternative to brick paving.
Suspension bush repairSuspension Bush Renewal Sthil strimmer repairStihl Strimmer Repair
Fiat X1/9Rust and restoration, rust and retribution - my tale of Fiat X1/9 ownership Levant Mine, CornwallLevant mine, Cornwall.  Rough guide, pictures and steam engine video
Zip tie plastic repairSewing with zip ties. One of my slightly crazier projects! Go-cartHomemade Go-Cart