Plant & Machinery

  • Crossley PH 1030 engine found!

    Crossley PH 1030 engine found!

    Chris Graham on 21st May 2021

    Anthony Fides provides some photographs of his latest find, and interesting Crossley Brothers PH 1030 enclosed crank engine.

  • Classic tippers and dumpers

    Classic tippers and dumpers

    Chris Graham on 20th May 2021

    Mike Forbes presents photos from the Chris Hodge ‘Stilltime’ archive featuring classic tippers and dumpers in different quarry settings.

  • Caterpillar D9 cable dozer

    Caterpillar D9 cable dozer

    Chris Graham on 17th May 2021

    Sandstone Heritage Trust has a great collection of earth-moving equipment, with one of the highlights being a Caterpillar D9 cable dozer.

  • The 1970s Chubb Pursuer crash tender  

    The 1970s Chubb Pursuer crash tender  

    Chris Graham on 16th May 2021

    Ron Henderson tells the story of the Chubb Pursuer crash tender; an airfield accident response vehicle that ended up on the road, instead.

  • Rare Newman WD2 trike restoration

    Rare Newman WD2 trike restoration

    Chris Graham on 15th May 2021

    Restoring this rare Newman WD2 trike wasn’t easy for Derek Hiscock, but was certainly well worth all the effort, as Peter Henshaw discovers.

  • Classic cranes in New Zealand

    Classic cranes in New Zealand

    Chris Graham on 13th May 2021

    Phil Barnes found three classic cranes in New Zealand, while visiting the Ferrymead Heritage Park, in Christchurch.

  • Wallis & Steevens steam roller

    Wallis & Steevens steam roller

    Chris Graham on 12th May 2021

    Recent research reveals more about a Wallis & Steevens steam roller that was spotted working in Switzerland during the late 1960s. 

  • Scottish industrial museums in danger!

    Scottish industrial museums in danger!

    Chris Graham on 11th May 2021

    Hugh Dougherty reports on the perilous situation facing many of the industrial museums in Scotland, following the pandemic's dreadful impact.

  • 1926 Petter-Reavell compressor unit

    1926 Petter-Reavell compressor unit

    Chris Graham on 8th May 2021

    Patrick Knight provides a little history relating to a 1926 Petter-Reavell compressor unit that’s now in New Zealand.

  • Ruston steam shovels

    Ruston steam shovels

    Chris Graham on 3rd May 2021

    Keith Haddock continues his A-to-Z of steam shovels with a fascinating look at the extensive range of Lincoln-built Ruston steam shovels.

  • Amazing agricultural images!

    Amazing agricultural images!

    Chris Graham on 1st May 2021

    Peter Loves shares some amazing agricultural images from the AJ Ward & Co archive, provided by the Sussex Steam Engine Club's Steve McIntosh.

  • Land Rover-based fire appliances

    Land Rover-based fire appliances

    Chris Graham on 27th April 2021

    Ron Henderson tells the story of some very interesting but comparatively rare Land Rover-based fire appliances.

  • The adaptable Allen Scythe

    The adaptable Allen Scythe

    Chris Graham on 23rd April 2021

    Do you know everything about the adaptable Allen Scythe? Well, Geoff Ravenhall reveals some of the diverse uses to which it could be adapted.

  • The Caterpillar D8 crawler

    The Caterpillar D8 crawler

    Chris Graham on 19th April 2021

    Peter Love looks back at the history and development of a classic, earth-moving heavy-hitter, the Caterpillar D8 crawler.