Jump to content

Thornycroft light mobile digger


Recommended Posts

I used to use them in the RE's

No way you could conceal them when working at full revs with an enormous flame out the exhaust.

I was very popular with the infantry units as it save them digging trenches and it gave them something to warm their hands on at midnight on Salisbury plain in mid February.

Need deep pockets to keep the Petrol tank filled though 15 gallons an hour at working revs.


I didn't think it made too much of a mess, if you keep the conveyor speed down the spoil gets dumped on the edge of the trench.

However if someone messed you about placing their trench and wasn't very helpful the conveyor got turned up to full speed and spread the spoil everywhere.

Fill that trench back in now if you can.

Edited by ploughman
Link to comment
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

  • Create New...