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Old 08-07-2012, 01:13 PM
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Fair play boys. id say it took some effort and thick wit to stick at her and get her going. Im sure your reward will be great in heaven.
My fear with that machine is if she gets a chance to sit around for a while and she is now exposed to the elements things will start going wrong pretty quickly. Get her moved on quick, make your few pound for the charity, and go away with a happy ending.
When you guys have gone to all that effort to get her going id say fix the head gasket to get the engine running abit sweeter. and you never know Detuz may be more interested. though you may see once you remove the head it could be beyond repair.
It was right not to let that digger to go to be cut up for scrap as id say there is still plenty of bits on that machine that would be worth more as second hand parts ie the tracks etc id say the export boys could make money out of that machine selling her as a breaker.
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Old 08-07-2012, 01:19 PM
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I really don't get this talk of weighing it in? It would be better to paint it up, make an ornament and an attraction out of it after all the work you guys put in
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Old 08-07-2012, 01:30 PM
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Who's going to want to see that? should have left it where it was if they're only messing with it now
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Old 08-07-2012, 01:43 PM
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Who's going to want to see that? should have left it where it was if they're only messing with it now
People who are into vintage/old machinery you know like all those people who go to vintage fairs/runs?
Seems a shame to me if it's up and running to just scrap it, I've seen far less interesting things on display
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Old 08-07-2012, 01:51 PM
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The original idea was the best and it had sound intentions of raising money for a good cause. The charity should have their money spend by now.

This is just silliness, getting all teary eyed about a piece of steel
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Old 08-07-2012, 01:54 PM
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Thanks for attaching this clip as it was only put on youtube yesterday.
The digger is now back up at Sean Donohoe,s yard.
It is most amazing that it drove up (afer 20 years 20 ft underground) without any new parts been fitted apart from a sprocket that was broken when they originally tried to pull her out.
We just fixed the leaking pipes,put on the new sprocket,put back on the chain, bolted back on some pads got her turned for home( not easy but for the ability of Arthur Findlay and Fergus Heavey) and away she went.
Where from here?
Pity to see her cut up now for scrap
Was there much money raised going in the gate?
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Old 08-07-2012, 02:14 PM
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Was there much money raised going in the gate?
i herd 30k was raised,when they get it fixed up i cant really see what they are going to do with it, dragging it around shows and maybe ploughing matches was mentioned, id have a few weeks work for it when its fixed up.
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Old 17-08-2012, 07:14 PM
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what became of the machine??
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Old 17-08-2012, 10:49 PM
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what became of the machine??
shes on donedeal now for sale they must have given up on selling shares. http://www.donedeal.ie/for-sale/plantmachinery/3668828
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Old 18-08-2012, 11:13 PM
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That didn't take long.

I thought they were offered more than that for scraping her.
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