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gregs

posted on 5/2/17 at 05:19 PM Reply With Quote
Brake Cable (thwaites dumper)

Any ideas where I can get a replacement brake cable made up for my dumper? - ~800mm long with a clevis at each end (one being adjustable), not a bowden just a pull cable 1/4" diameter.

Cable/system stretched/bent beyond any effectiveness!

Thanks

Greg



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gary gsx

posted on 5/2/17 at 05:37 PM Reply With Quote
Hi mate

Very good place in Dorking Surrey called Venhills send your one as pattern obviously it needs to be shorter but they are very good and helpful.

Gary

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gremlin1234

posted on 5/2/17 at 05:41 PM Reply With Quote
as an interim 'fix' you may be able to use a cable shortener / adjuster

http://www.oldclassiccar.co.uk/cable-adjusters.htm

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mark chandler

posted on 5/2/17 at 06:11 PM Reply With Quote
My old dumper, benford just has rods!

I would look too boat yards, ships chandlers.

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rusty nuts

posted on 5/2/17 at 07:06 PM Reply With Quote
Speedy Cables are good but would probably need the old one as a pattern . Have you Goggled Benford parts?
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BigFaceDave

posted on 5/2/17 at 09:26 PM Reply With Quote
Please tell me I'm not the only one that is slightly jealous as I don't have a dumper?
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mark chandler

posted on 5/2/17 at 11:30 PM Reply With Quote
Mine looks like this, chugs away on a cup full of diesel all day.

https://goo.gl/images/z7qnCQ

Much better than a wheel barrow, it's a lovely old thing

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robinj66

posted on 6/2/17 at 10:50 AM Reply With Quote
Have you had a look on ebay here

Alternatively you could try HTS or just a google search for "plant spares" to find someone more local to you.


ETA You might want to have a look at the caliper on the machine to find out why the cable got damaged. Often you will find that the adjustment has all been done on the handle end whereas there is also adjustment at the caliper (depending on the model). Sometimes the caliper adjuster is seized (open to the elements).

Might be worth downloading a diagram as there are a couple of systems used

[Edited on 6/2/17 by robinj66]

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ReMan

posted on 6/2/17 at 01:23 PM Reply With Quote
quote:
Originally posted by BigFaceDave
Please tell me I'm not the only one that is slightly jealous as I don't have a dumper?


Im searching Dumper on ebay right now!!





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dinosaurjuice

posted on 6/2/17 at 02:26 PM Reply With Quote
This is too long: Handbrake Cable for Thwaites 5 & 6 Tonne Powershuttle Dumpers

but the seller might be able to help

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ReMan

posted on 6/2/17 at 03:43 PM Reply With Quote
As its not a Bowden, could it be replace by a threaded rod and clivisses (clevii)?





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gregs

posted on 6/2/17 at 07:51 PM Reply With Quote
Thanks for all the pointers guys - I've found a wire rope place up the road so will give them a go to start with.

Greg

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gregs

posted on 6/2/17 at 07:58 PM Reply With Quote
quote:
Originally posted by ReMan
As its not a Bowden, could it be replace by a threaded rod and clivisses (clevii)?


Had thought of it, but it run over the axle so prob not workable...

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jacko

posted on 6/2/17 at 08:21 PM Reply With Quote
quote:
Originally posted by mark chandler
Mine looks like this, chugs away on a cup full of diesel all day.

https://goo.gl/images/z7qnCQ

Much better than a wheel barrow, it's a lovely old thing


That you on the dumper
Jacko

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