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Dear All,

Does anyone have any detail on post WW2 Sherman tanks that were converted to a civil engineering role?

The two photographs I attach show typical conversions such as pulling a towed box scraper.

Any information would be appreciated.

Mick

Sherman Bulldozer 1942 Italy.jpg

Sherman tank with dcraper.jpg

Sherman tank converted.jpg

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Vickers converted several before they produced the Vigor/Vicon range. They were marketed as Shervic tractors, made at Vickers Elswick works on the river Tyne.

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MICK I do not have any photographs but there is film footage google tank ploughing on british pathe if l remember rightly it was once painted bright red and over the years it was in the local news papers and local tv

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11 hours ago, wally dugan said:

one of the best known sherman conversions used for ploughing was one owned by a contractor in lincolnshire by the name of  CRAWFORD

It is Robert H Crawford of Frithville, Lincs. See here for a few pics https://www.google.com/search?rlz=1C1GGRV_enGB751GB751&q=robert+crawford+frithville+lincs+tank&tbm=isch&source=univ&sa=X&ved=2ahUKEwjsyJiEvOLoAhWkZxUIHbveBvoQsAR6BAgKEAE&biw=1292&bih=665

Also other Sherman conversions if you click on images and follow links

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Two Shervicks have been scrapped in Belgium between 2003-2005. One was in Ostend, I was only a couple of weeks late, the track marks could still be seen. The other one was near Mons and had been cut up a month before I knew about it. I will see if I can find the pictures.

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