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Quote robdog10_4 Replybullet Topic: Bristol Crawler Tractor
    Posted: 12 Nov 2009 at 7:39pm
To all members,
Does a bristol crawler tractor come into "our" gambit of machines, because I am going to look at one 2morrow and again on saturday. I do believe that this is a non-runner, it is dry stored under a barn at present. I saw this a few weeks ago but not at real close hand. It didn't look too bad from where I was standing, but you never know 'til you get close up. I wonder if anyone knows what they go for, just a rough Idea will suffice for the moment. I'm not absolutely sure the man wants to sell just yet, we'll see any way.
Thanks for any advise that may be given.
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Quote pmackellow Replybullet Posted: 12 Nov 2009 at 7:41pm
Rob
I would say a Bristol crawler is well in "our" area of preservation, not a clue what they fetch though, sorry !!
Good luck anyway
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Quote Trusty Bloke Replybullet Posted: 12 Nov 2009 at 7:46pm
 
It would probably go for something stupid, not sure what - sorry.
If you manage a private purchase it will probably be a better price than Ebay for sure.
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Quote mowersman Replybullet Posted: 12 Nov 2009 at 8:01pm
well it is listed in 70 yogm so i guess yes
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Quote pmackellow Replybullet Posted: 12 Nov 2009 at 8:07pm
Ah well if its in the bible that is your seal of approval !!
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Quote farmers boy 2 Replybullet Posted: 12 Nov 2009 at 8:08pm
the bristol 10 registar is run by jeff and kim steed, Tye Farm, Cornard Tye,
Great Cornard,
Sudbury,
Suffolk,
C010 0QA

Telephone: Mobile 07710310804
Home 01787 281073

and the bristol 20 and up registar is run by Stuart Johnson
New Cliviger Laithe Farm
Red Lees Road
Burnley, Lancashire BB10 4RE
England
Phone (mobile) 07973-388147

may be call to either of these could help with your questions rob dog

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Quote farmers boy 2 Replybullet Posted: 12 Nov 2009 at 8:14pm
here's a bristol crawler and its fair to say its red !!!!


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Quote pmackellow Replybullet Posted: 12 Nov 2009 at 9:24pm
They also get a mention in the Vintage Garden Tractors video/dvd...
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Quote Trusty Bloke Replybullet Posted: 12 Nov 2009 at 9:31pm
 
I wonder if this one is on the register ??
Wouldn't it be great if it's a new discovery ??
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Quote will_haggle Replybullet Posted: 12 Nov 2009 at 9:38pm
Would be great if it has a Jowet or Duggie flat twin then it would be an early one...
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Quote robdog10_4 Replybullet Posted: 12 Nov 2009 at 9:49pm
Hi y'all, 
I don't think that this one will be on the register with any-one, it's been buried in a barn for years.
I've just been talking with Jeff Steed about these tractors and there is a great amount of variants, 2 cylinder jowett, 4cylinderjowett 4cylinder austin and even a diesel one, 6 diesels were made.
There's a rarity if ever there was.
Let you know progress Saturday.
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Quote pmackellow Replybullet Posted: 12 Nov 2009 at 9:53pm
If its any good I hope you get it for a sensible price, good luck !!
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Quote Ritual Replybullet Posted: 12 Nov 2009 at 9:53pm

There was one of these on ebay about a year ago(Not too sure if it was a little longer). I think it was a diesel too.

I can't remember what it went for tho.
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Quote Trusty Bloke Replybullet Posted: 13 Nov 2009 at 12:09am
 
I haven't heard the name Jowett mentioned for years, infact not for about
20 years. I am assuming this is Jowett of Bradford that manufacturered
a rather excellent sports car called the Jupiter ?? I've been round the
museum up in Bradford, can't remember seeing any reference to
agricultural applictions, but then I wasn't in to this "scene" then.
Yes, good luck on the viewing. Let's hope it is a "new" one, and you can
do a deal and bring it home !
You do seem to he having a lot of luck finding interesting bits and pieces.
What's your secret ?!
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Quote robdog10_4 Replybullet Posted: 13 Nov 2009 at 12:43am
I live in an agricultural and horticultural area. Most of the horticulture from my youth has closed down in favour the big producers who import a lot of their goods causing the demise of local industries. I am also in touch with old farmers and the like who let bits of information slip out on occasions, then you have to do some enquieries to see if it is true, sometimes yes and sometimes no, c'est la vie.
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Quote crawler Replybullet Posted: 13 Nov 2009 at 12:52am
Yes, it was the Jowett Car Company from Idle near Bradford.
I have a Bristol 10 with the Austin 10hp four cylinder petrol engine, good little machine, will handle a 2 furrow trailed plough.
There was quite a range of Bristol crawlers, 10, 20, 22, 25, PD and Taurus. Engines used included British Anzani V twin, Jowett flat twin and four, Coventry Victor diesel, Austin and Perkins.
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Quote robdog10_4 Replybullet Posted: 13 Nov 2009 at 9:06am
The last one of all was when they named it the Track Marshall 1100 which was the industrial version of the Taurus with the Perkins diesel engine of 40 hp.
 
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Quote robdog10_4 Replybullet Posted: 13 Nov 2009 at 2:35pm
Hi y'all,
The one I looked at today is a Bristol 25 diesel, minus the engine and maybe some other bits, I don't know. It is only at a scrap price I woild think unless the engine is there somewhere. I didn't see it this morning, nor the radiator. This one is open to the elements. It has been stood a long time.
I still think there is a ransomes under the barn, I may find out tomorrow???
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Quote Trusty Bloke Replybullet Posted: 13 Nov 2009 at 4:13pm
 
It's still going to be worth having esp. with all those different engines.
I'm sure someone can find something to fit in the "hole".
Failing that, there would still be many parts that would be of great
benefit as spares for a runner.
At the end of the day, this crawler could be entered on the register
as found and unable to restore due to condition / used as spares.
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Quote robdog10_4 Replybullet Posted: 14 Nov 2009 at 1:23pm
Hi Y'all,
I was right 1st time, there is a Bristol 10 under the shed/barn, this is in fairly good condition even though it does not run. There is also a bolt on cultivator for either this (10) or (25) machine in the field, thist is in extremely good condition, it still has most of it's paint and the wheels do turn very easily. I don't think it has been worked very much at all. Photo's to follow for the cultivator and 25.
We are going to meet again about these machines.
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Quote will_haggle Replybullet Posted: 14 Nov 2009 at 5:23pm
This is the bigger brother - a Bristol Taurus belonging to a colleague of mine from Wiltshire College, Lackham...
Has a Perkins diesel....


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Quote robdog10_4 Replybullet Posted: 16 Nov 2009 at 7:39pm


Edited by robdog10_4 - 16 Nov 2009 at 8:29pm
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Quote Trusty Bloke Replybullet Posted: 16 Nov 2009 at 7:43pm
 
Well done, you managed to "dig" them out of the long grass then !
Interesting Snow Plough !
Did the tyres survive ??
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Quote farmers boy 2 Replybullet Posted: 16 Nov 2009 at 7:58pm
there certainly look like there are some worth while parts there rob !!_popupControl();
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Quote crawler Replybullet Posted: 16 Nov 2009 at 8:08pm
What a nice find. What does the track belong to that can just be seen in the background on a couple of the photos? It looks quite similar to my Cletracs tracks.
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Quote farmers boy 2 Replybullet Posted: 16 Nov 2009 at 8:26pm
Not sure crawler but judging by the earlier posts on this thread the tracks belong to a rather tired bristol 25 maybe rob dog could confirm !!_popupControl();
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Quote robdog10_4 Replybullet Posted: 16 Nov 2009 at 11:45pm
Here's a few pics of Bristol 25.
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Quote Charlie Replybullet Posted: 17 Nov 2009 at 8:28am
The blue cultivator frame is for a Ransomes MG and looks to be in fairly good condition, well worth saving.
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Quote robdog10_4 Replybullet Posted: 17 Nov 2009 at 9:46am
Hi Charlie,
Thanks for that. It hasn't done much work as far as I can tell.
What's it worth?
Pm me if you wish.
We haven't reached any prices yet.
The "25" may have an engine somewhere in the grass, not too sure about that. Have to wait and see when I see the man again.
 
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Quote robdog10_4 Replybullet Posted: 17 Nov 2009 at 9:57am
Hi Richard,
 I don't think that any of the tyres have survived, I did not examine them however.
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Quote farmers boy 2 Replybullet Posted: 17 Nov 2009 at 12:05pm
that cultivator could well be worth saving look in very good nick considering it in the outside barn !!! a guessitmate would put it between 50 and 100 pounds, maybe the ransomes guys could be a bit more precise !! _popupControl();
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Quote crawler Replybullet Posted: 19 Nov 2009 at 12:13am
The last set of photos revealed all, the tracks are indeed of the Bristol 25, its in a pretty sad state. If you could get a Perkins P3 from somewhere it would be a nice machine to get going again.
The Ransomes tool frame does look to be in good condition, there was one on ebay recently that made just over the 100 mark.
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Quote Trusty Bloke Replybullet Posted: 19 Nov 2009 at 12:22am
It must be possible to find a P3, they must have been fitted to all sorts over the years .......
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Quote farmers boy 2 Replybullet Posted: 19 Nov 2009 at 8:44pm
an engine for this if it is a p3 perkins should be quite easy to find as it is the same engine fitted to the three cylinder fergusons, massy 35, 135 and many other tractors there may be issues regarding the bell housing though as they can vari somewhat !!!!!!!_popupControl();
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Quote Trusty Bloke Replybullet Posted: 19 Nov 2009 at 8:56pm
 
If the bell housing is missing, it could be still there ....... with a bit of luck ??
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