USP5000C - On-Track Machines - Forum
Posted: 24 September 2015, 19:28
Found the below while playing on Youtube.
I am pretty sure this is an old UK BR machine now in Poland, any guesses to it's original UK ID?
Posted: 24 September 2015, 20:27
Think it's 77318 which left in 2008
Posted: 24 September 2015, 22:13
Thanks, think you are correct, was convinced I knew this machine, worked with it around 2002, nice to see it still working.
I keep listening to the engine sound and cannot decide if still original RR engine or a converted Cummins in it?
Posted: 24 September 2015, 22:21
Here is another ex-BR USP500C in Poland, a bit easier to guess the original ID.
Posted: 25 September 2015, 18:24
That's a rarity.
Seeing a Reg with side ploughs out.
Posted: 25 September 2015, 22:25
Yes, very rare, normally only used during service for greasing.
I'm sure many ex-fitters watching this remember dealing with working drive traction faults with these.
That brush drive dog clutch engaging on the twin disc was a bugger. Hard to access right under the hydraulic tank and that crappy limit switch?.
And operators leaving the brush drive switch in the wrong position after a shift....??
Posted: 28 September 2015, 12:33
The Colas one is 77335 I presume?
Posted: 28 September 2015, 23:05
Yes, also pretty sure 73103 is in the background on that video.
Posted: 27 October 2015, 21:53
Used the profilers frequently in the 80's when I worked out of Taunton.