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Plant Equipment - AP3036, Section 13 (2nd Ed) - Lumbering Equipment/Part 14 (2nd Ed) - Generating Sets/Part 14 (2nd Ed - AL73) - Earth boring equipment


(1st Ed) indicates that the Part/Section was in the original 1st Edition of AP3036.  (2nd Ed) indicates that the Part/Section was in the original 2nd Edition of AP3036, whilst the addition of AL? indicates which Amendment List, introduced this Part/Section following the original release of AP3036 (2nd Edition)

Section 13 (2nd Ed) - Lumbering Equipment

 

Tele-Smith chain saw (3 ft 3 in)

Tele-Smith chain saw (3 ft 3 in)

Tele-Smith chain saw (3 ft 3 in)

Description

The chain saw illustrated is a light, portable plant for the speedy felling or cross-cutting of lumber.  It comprises a Villiers 2 hp, 2-stroke air cooled engine, a revolving head, a saw guide, a chain saw, an idler sprocket and a tensioning device.

The cutting speed varies with the kind and moisture content of the timber; as an example a 2 ft. diameter, recently-felled oak log can be cut through in 45 seconds.

Engine Villiers Mk 25A, Model 747, 2-stroke, air cooled, petrol engine:  Capacity - 249 cc:  Max BHP - 5 at 2,800 rpm
Data

Weight (dry) - 112 lb

Overall dimensions: -

  • Length - 6 ft. 10 in.

  • Width - 1 ft. 11 in.

  • Height - 1 ft. 6 in.

 

Liner Portable Saw Bench, 26 in

Liner Portable Saw Bench, 26 in from left Liner Portable Saw Bench, 26 in from right

Description
  1. The Saw bench and power unit are mounted on a steel frame which is fitted with four cast iron wheels and a draw-bar.

  2. The table is of cast iron with a loose insert to facilitate the removal of the saw.  An adjustable ripping fence which may be turned back leaving the table clear, and an adjustable cross-cut fence which moves in grooves in the table top are provided, together with a saw guard and. adjustable riving knife.  A boring attachment is also provided on the side of the bench.

  3. The power unit which is a JAP single-cylinder, air-cooled, gasoline engine is coupled to the drive on the saw bench by V belts.

MT required for transportation -

  • 30 cwt truck

This entry is amended up to AL3, 2nd Edition

This item of equipment was transferred to Part 13, Section 2 in AL71, 2nd Edition.

Engine

JAP, Model 6, single cylinder, air-cooled, petrol:  Capacity - 588 cc:  BHP - 4.7 - 5.5 at 1,400 - 1,800 rpm

Operating Data

The saw bench can be used for the following operations - cross-cutting, bevelling, ripping and boring.

It is imperative that the saw guard is in the correct position over the saw before starting the engine.

Diameter of saw - 26 in

Depth of cut - 7 in

Size of table - 48 x 20 in

Boring attachment - to take drills with shanks up to in diameter.

Data

Weight - 12 cwts.

Overall dimensions: -

  • Length - 6 ft 2 in

  • Width - 4 ft. 0 in

  • Height - 4 ft. 3 in.

Fuel consumption gallon per hour

The following Power saws also later appeared in the 2nd Edition (details will be added later): -

  1. Armstrong Whitworth pneumatic saw, Type PS-12

 

 

Liner Portable Saw Bench, 26 in

 Transferred to this Section from Section 1 by AL71, for details see entryabove

 

Liner saw bench, Trailex model (JAP engine, Model 6)

Liner saw bench, Trailex model (JAP engine, Model 6)

Description
  1. The saw bench is mounted on a 2-wheel trailer chassis fitted with overrun brakes and a draw-bar; the wheels are fitted with pneumatic tyres, and the draw-bar is readily detachable.  The chassis frame is a welded structure and incorporates four retractable legs of which the front pair are in the form of screw jacks.

  2. The circular saw is mounted on a horizontal shaft and is driven by an air-cooled gasoline engine which is bolted to the rear end of the chassis frame and enclosed by a hinged metal cover.  The engine drive is transmitted to the saw shaft by four V-belts tensioned by an adjustable jockey pulley. The direction of rotation of the engine is anti-clockwise.  A cut-out switch, for stopping the engine, is connected to the engine magneto and is located on the underside of the saw table.

  3. A ripping fence, a saw finger guard, and a riving knife, all of which are adjustable, are fitted on the saw table; an adjustable cross-cutting fence is also provided.  A fire extinguisher is mounted on one of the chassis side members and is enclosed by the engine cover which is secured by a padlock.  A waterproof canvas cover is provided separately to protect the saw and the saw table from damage by weather.  No trailer lights are fitted.

MT required for transportation -

  • Any towing vehicle

This item of equipment appears to have been added to the 2nd Edition by the issue of AL16.

Engine

JAP, Model 6, single cylinder, air-cooled, petrol:  Capacity - 588 cc:  BHP - 5.5 at 1,800 rpm

Operating Data

Saw Size - No 3

Diameter of saw - 26 in

Depth of cut - 7 in

Size of table - 48 x 20 in, nominal height - 35 in

Boring attachment - to take drills with shanks up to in diameter.

Data

Weight - 12 cwts.

Overall dimensions: -

  • Length - 8 ft 0 in (including draw-bar)

  • Width - 4 ft. 7 in

  • Height - 4 ft. 1 in. (including finger guard)

  • Track - 3 ft 5 in

  • Ground Clearance - 7 in

 

  1. Woodborer, pneumatic reversible, Model 315-RW-750

Part 14 (2nd Ed) - Generating Sets

No items of equipment were ever listed under this section.

Part 14 (2nd Ed - AL73) - Earth boring equipment

 

Ruston-Bucyrus boring rig, Model 33-W (to Part 14 - AL73)

Ruston-Bucyrus boring rig, Model 33-W (to Part 14 - AL73)

Description
  1. The boring rig is a percussion drilling machine for well drilling.  The basic components are a derrick, two-line hoist, spudding beam, and an engine.  The derrick can be folded down over the machine to facilitate transportation.

  2. The two-line hoist consists of one line for operating the drilling tools and another for operating the bailer or sand pump.

  3. The spudding beam raises and lowers the drilling tools.

  4. Power for operating the machine is supplied by a Ford 24 hp. industrial gasoline engine.

MT required for transportation -

  • Hand or Templewood 8-wheel flat trailer or

  • SMT, 20 ton, low-loading trailer

This item of equipment appears to have been added to the 2nd Edition by the issue of AL29 and was transferred to Part 14 by AL73.

Engine

Engine - Ford, Industrial, 4-cylinder, water-cooled, petrol:  Capacity - 200.57 cu in:  BHP - 52 at 2,600 rpm

Operating Data

Stroke

  • Maximum - 36 in

  • Intermediate - 30 in

  • Minimum - 24 in

Sand Reel - Friction driven, with capacity to carry 7 in. x 10 ft. bailer.  Provided with 1,450 ft. of 3/8 in. steel cable

Bull Reel - Provided with 1,450 ft. of 5/8 in. steel cable

Belt - 6 in. five ply endless Balata

Belt Tightener - Adjustable idler pulley

Dimensions

Weight - 8,960 lb

Frame

  • Length overall (without trailer bracket or wagon tongue) - 9ft. 10 in.

  • Width overall (including overhang of belt idler pulley and sand reel pulley) - 5 ft. 2 in.

  • Overall height of machine (above truck platform) - 5 ft. 8 in.

Derrick

  • Height (from ground to the centre of crown pulley) - 33 ft.

  • Telescopes - 1 ft.

  • Overall length when telescoped - 22 ft.

  • Overhang of derrick at rear - 5 ft. I I in.

Sleeve diameters

  •             Spudding - 16 in.

  •             Heel - 16 in.

  •             Sand line - 14 in.

  1. Ruston-Bucyrus boring rig, Model 22-RW

 

Highway earth auger, Model HDM-S

Highway earth auger, Model HDM-S

Description
  1. The Highway Earth Auger, Model HDM-S is transported on, and operated from, a motor le of 3 ton loading or over. The machine is designed to bore holes of from 9 in. to 20 in in. diameter, to a depth of 9 ft., in practically any soil except solid rock.
  2. The earth boring unit comprises two trains of gears, controlled by two multiple disc clutches )rakes. The drive train of gears rotates the auger, and the feed train forces the rotating into and out of the ground. All gears and clutches are enclosed and operate in oil.
  3. The boring head and intermediate case are equipped with levelling mechanisms, which it holes to be bored at any angle below the centre line of the clutch case and to the rear of vehicle.
  4. Power is furnished to the earth boring unit by a Continental gasoline engine, Type PF 226. engine, earth boring unit, transmission, coupling, battery box and tool box, are all mounted steel frame as a complete unit.

Transportation vehicle -

  • Any flat platform truck or lorry of 3 ton loading or over.

This item of equipment was transferred to Part 14, 2nd Edition by the issue of AL73.

Engine/Transmission Engine - Continental PF 226, 6 cylinder, water cooled, petrol engine.  Capacity - 226 cu in.  BHP - 26.3 (SAE Rating).

Transmission - Fuller, Model 5-A-33-SP

Weight
  • Total (including components) - 5,100 lb
  • Engine - 780 lb
  • Transmission - 210 lb
Operating Data
  • Diameter of hole - 9 to 20 in
  • Depth of hole - 9 ft 0 in
Dimensions Overall
  • Length (with components) - 133 in
  • Width (with components) -  34 in
  • Height (with rack bar in working position)- 16 ft 6 in from platform
  • Height (with rack bar in travelling position)-50 in

The following item of equipment was shown in the index but no details seem to have been issued.

  1. Cheshire earth auger, Mobile Model HDMS

  1. Benoto machine, Type Genie 1950 (see Part 9 - Pneumatic equipment)

The dates of the various Amendment Lists are shown below: -

Amendment List

Date of issue

Amendment List

Date of issue

Amendment List

Date of issue

Amendment List

Date of issue

1

 Mar 1951

26

Nov 1951

51

Aug 1952

76

 Mar 1956

2

May 1951

27

Nov 1951

52

Nov 1952

77

May 1956

3

Jul 1951

28

Nov 1951

53

Mar 1953

78

May 1956

4

Jul 1951

29

Nov 1951

54

Mar 1953

79

Jun 1956

5

Aug 1951

30

Nov 1951

55

Mar 1953

80

 Jul 1956

6

Sep 1951

31

Dec 1951

56

Apr 1953

81

Aug 1956

7

Sep 1951

32

Dec 1951

57

Apr 1953

82

Aug 1956

8

Sep 1951

33

Dec 1951

58

Jun 1953

83

Sep 1956

9

Sep 1951

34

Dec 1951

59

Jun 1953

84

Dec 1956

10

Sep 1951

35

Dec 1951

60

Jul 1953

85

Apr 1957

11

Sep 1951

36

Dec 1951

61

Sep 1953

86

Jul 1957

12

Sep 1951

37

Dec 1951

62

Sep 1953

87

Jul 1957

13

Sep 1951

38

Dec 1951

63

Feb 1954

88

Oct 1957

14

Sep 1951

39

Dec 1951

64

Mar 1954

89

May 1958

15

Sep 1951

40

Dec 1951

65

Aug 1954

90

May 1958

16

 Sep 1951

41

Dec 1951

66

Sep 1954

91

Aug 1958

17

 Sep 1951

42

Jan 1952

67

Oct 1954

92

Sep 1958

18

Oct 1951

43

Jan 1952

68

Oct 1954

93

Dec 1958

19

Oct 1951

44

Feb 1952

69

Dec 1954

94

Feb 1959

20

Oct 1951

45

Mar 1952

70

?

95

Mar 1959

21

Nov 1951

46

Apr 1952

71

?

96

Feb 1959

22

Nov 1951

47

May 1952

72

Sep 1955

97

Apr 1959

23

Nov 1951

48

Jun 1952

73

Nov 1955

98

Jul 1959

24

Nov 1951

49

Jun 1952

74

Nov 1955

99

Nov 1960

25

 Nov 1951

50

Jul 1952

75

Feb 1956

 

 

 

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