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Plant Equipment - AP3036 (1st and 2nd Edition)


It would appear that the release of the 1st Edition of AP3036 took place in late 1943/early 1944 as new pages begin to appear from February 1944.  The original edition was probably replaced by the 2nd edition in late 1950/early 1951 as the first Amendment List (AL1) was issued in March 1951.  AP3036 (2nd Edition) was also probably the final edition as it numerous ALs were issued until AL99 in November 1960.

The list below shows all the plant equipment shown in both editions of AP3036 between 1944 and 1960 with much of the later equipment still being in use until the RAF Airfield Construction Branch disbanded on 1 April 1966.  More details on each item of equipment will, eventually, be found in the Members' Area.

(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)

 Part 1 (2nd Ed) - General Information

Part 1 (1st Ed) & Part 2 (2nd Ed)  - Earth Moving Equipment

  1. Ruston-Bucyrus 7/8 cu yd Excavator Type 24RB and attachments

  2. Smith 5/8 cu yd Excavator Type 5/20 and attachments

  3. Smith 3/8 cu yd Excavator Type 2/10 and attachments

  4. Michigan, cu yd, Excavator, Type TMCT-16 and attachments

  5. Michigan, 3/8 cu yd, Excavator, Type T6K

  6. Allen Excavator, Lorry mounted, TypeTK6 (Gardner diesel engine, Type 4LW)

  7. Blaw-Knox cu yd, Truck mounted, Model BK50 excavator and attachments

  8. Priestman, 3/8 cu yd, Tracked excavator, Model Wolf and attachments

  9. Smith cu yd, Excavator, Type 21 and attachments

  1. Barber-Greene Ditcher, Model 44C

  2. Cleveland Ditcher, Model 110

  3. Allen Ditcher, Type 12/21 (AL3 - to be issued)

  4. Killefer plough, Model 350R

  1. Caterpillar Tractor, Type D8 (Class I)

  2. Caterpillar Tractor, Type D4 (Class IV)

  3. Caterpillar Tractor D6 and attachments

  1. La Plant-Choate Angledozer (Class I)

  2. La Plant-Choate Angledozer (Class IV)

  1. Le Tourneau Scraper (12 cu yd), Model LP

  2. Le Tourneau Scraper (3 cu yd), Model X

  3. Blaw-Knox Scraper, 3 cu yd, Model 4SY

  4. Ruston-Bucyrus Scraper, 6 cu yd, Model S67

  5. Bucyrus-Erie Scraper, 9 cu yd, Model S90

  6. Le Tourneau Scraper, 9 cu yd, Model LS

  7. Le Tourneau Scraper, 12 cu yd, Motorised, Model Super C

  8. Le Toutneau Scraper, 6 cu yd, Model M

  9. Le Tourneau power Scraper, 12 cu yd, Model Super C Tournapull

  10.   Euclid motorised scraper, 12 cu yd, Type B8FDT, B1SH

  1. Caterpillar Power Grader, Model 12

  2. Galion Power Grader, Model 101D

  3. Adams Towed Grader, Model 124-S

  4. Aveling-Austin power grader, Type 99H (AL1)

  1. Muirhill Dumper Mk I

  2. Muirhill Dumper Mk II

  3. Aveling-Barford Dumper, 4 cu yd

  4. Road Machine, cu yd, dumper

  1. Chaseside Hi-Lift Shovel, 1/3 cu yd

  2. Bray 7/8 cu yd, Hydraloader

  3. Bray mechanical shovel/overhead loader cu yd, 'Dualoader 35'

  4. Bray Hydraloader, cu yd, Mk 2

  5. Merton overhead loading shovel, 5/8 cu yd, Mk IV

  6. Weatherill overhead loading shovel cu yd, Model 4H

  1. Highway earth auger, Model HDM-S

  2. Four Wheel Drive Auto Co, earth auger (Motorised)

Part 2 (1st Ed) & Part 3 (2nd Ed)  - Consolidation Equipment

  1.  Aveling-Barford Roller, 8/10 ton/Aveling-Barford, 8/10 ton Roller, Model GC (MOS) with cab

  2. Thomas Green Roller, 8/10 ton

  3. Wallis-Steevens Roller, 2 tons

  4. Green 8/10 ton roller, Model DRM Mk 1

  5. Green 8/10 ton roller, Model DRM Mk 2

  6. Wallis-Steevens Roller, 2 tons, Types PE and PEU

  7. Wallis-Steevens Roller, 2 tons, Type OG later OG/C

  8. Marshall 8/10 ton roller, Utility Model

  9. Marshall 12/15 ton roller (later Type RD)

  10. Huber 8/10 ton roller (gasoline engine)

  11. Huber 8/10 ton roller (diesel engine)

  12. Green 'Unirol', 11 cwt, motor roller (hand guided)

  13. Aveling-Barford 10/12 ton roller,  Model GDR

  14.  Aveling-Barford 2 ton road roller, Model GFX

  15. Aveling-Barford 6/8 ton tandem roller, Model TRV

  16. Aveling-Barford 8/10 ton roller, Model GC (MOS) with canopy

  1. Allen Sheepsfoot Roller

  2. Le Tourneau Sheepsfoot Roller.

  1. Pullen pneumatic-tyred roller (10 ton)

  2. Pullen pneumatic-tyred roller (20 ton)

  3. Onions 16/60 ton, Model 159 compaction roller, Mk 1

  1. Johnson, Benjo No 2, Power Rammer/Benjo power rammer (Warsop or Johnson), Series 2, gasoline operated.

  1. Vibrosoil compactor, Type VC2

Part 3 (1st Ed) & Part 4 (2nd Ed) - Pumping Equipment

  1. Millars' Centrifugal Pump, 3 in.

  1. Millars' Diaphragm Pump, 4 in.

See Part 12 (2nd Ed) for equipment in this section

Part 4 (1st Ed) & Part 5 (2nd Ed) - Concreting Equipment (became Part 6 (2nd Ed) - AL77)

  1. Millars' Batching Hoppers

  2. Blaw-Knox Junior concrete weigh batcher (mobile)

  3. Road Machines 20 cu yd concrete weight batcher (mobile) Mk 1

  4. Road Machines 20 cu yd concrete weight batcher (mobile) Mk 2

  1. Millars' Concrete Mixer Type 14/10, Standard, Mk I & Mk II

  2. Millars' Concrete Mixer Type 14/10, High Discharge, Mk I & Mk II

  3. Millars' Concrete Mixer Type 10/7 (Trailer Mounted)

  4. Millars' Concrete mixer, Type 7 NT

  5. Millars' Concrete mixer, Type 10NT

  6. Goodwin concrete mixer Type 10 NT

  7. Parker concrete mixer,  Model 14/10

  8. Parker concrete mixer Model 10/7

  1.  Koehring mixer and paver, 100 tph,

  2. Foote mixer and paver, Multifoote Model 34E

  3. Blaw-Knox concrete spreader, Model SA

  4. Blaw-Knox concrete finisher, Model XC

  5. Foote mixer and paver, Multifoote Model 27E

  1. Johnson tamping and screed board vibrator, Model 3

  1. Holman Core cutter, Model BB

  2. Expandite power brush

  3. Expandite metal pourer

Part 5 (1st Ed) & Part 6 (2nd Ed) - Lifting Equipment (became Part 5 (2nd Ed) - AL77)

  1. Le Tourneau Crane (Tractor Operated), Model AD3

  2. Le Tourneau 40,000 lb crane, Model M20

  1. ACE 25/35 cwt, power winch, Type GPGS with Lister gasoline engine, Type G2

  1. Henderson 50 ft Derrick pole

Part 6 (1st Ed) & Part 7 (2nd Ed) - Macadam Equipment

  1. Millars' Bitumen/Tar Mixing Unit, Model EE

  2. Barber-Greene Mcadam Mixer, Model 841

  3. Barber-Greene Mcadam Mixer, Model 840

  1. Braham, Patterson and Benham Bitumen/Tar Sprayer, 320 gal.

  2. Braham, Patterson and Benham Bitumen/Tar Boiler, 1,000 gal.

  3. Bristowes Bitumen/Tar Sprayer, 250 gal.

  4. Phoenix Bitumen/Tar Sprayer, 320 gal.

  5. Phoenix Bitumen/Tar Sprayer, 1,000 gal.

  6. Phoenix Bitumen/Tar Boiler, 50 gal.

  7. Etnyre bitumen/water pressure sprayer, Type MX-D5

  8. Etnyre bitumen/water pressure sprayer, Type MX-D6

  9. Phoenix Bitumen/Tar Boiler, 1,000 gal. (pneumatic-tyred)

  10. Phoenix Bitumen/Tar pressure distributor, 1,000 gal, Model E

  11. Phoenix Bitumen/Tar Sprayer, 200, 250 and 300 gal, Type PA

  12. Phoenix Tar Boiler, 300 gal, Type PA

  13. Bristowes bitumen/tar heater, 80 gal, Model Handy No 1

  14. Phoenix Bitumen/Tar heating and storage plant, 2,500 gal.

  15. Phoenix Bitumen/Tar pressure distributor, 1,000 gal, Model F (trailer mounted)

  16. Phoenix Bitumen/water distributor, 1,000 gal, Model F (truck mounted)

  17. Phoenix Bitumen/Tar pressure distributor (lorry mounted), 1,000 gal, Model D

  18. Phoenix Tar distributor, 300 gal, Type PA

  19. Braham, Patterson and Benham Bitumen/Tar heater, 1,000 gal (trailer mounted)

  1. Millars' Drying and Mixing Unit, Type 14/10/Millars' Drying and Mixing Unit, 10 cu yd (AL54)

  2. Barber-Greene Dryer, Model 831

  3. Barber-Greene Dryer, Model 830

  1. Barber-Green Soil Preparation Unit, Model 821

  1.  Barber-Greene Bucket Elevator, Model 831E

  2. Barber-Greene Bucket Elevator, Single bucket type

  1. Dart 2,900 lb, two-wheel, dual tyre, 4 ton, flat-bed dolly

  2. Hobbs, 2,800 lb, two-wheel dual tyre, 4 ton, flat-bed dolly

  1. Mitchell Portable Belt Conveyor 50 ft

  1. Barber-Greene Paver and finisher, 12 ft, Model 879A

  2. Blaw-Knox asphalt finisher, 100 TPH, Model PF 90

  1. Johnson tamping and screed board vibrator, Model 3

  2. Holman concrete compactor, Models CC2 and CC3

  3. Climax poker vibrator, Model A70

  1. Stothert and Pitt, 31 in Tandem, Vibrating roller, Model V32R

Part 7 (1st Ed) & Part 8 (2nd Ed) - Quarrying and Crushing Equipment

  1. Mitchell Portable Belt Conveyor

  1. Baxter granulator, 16 in x 5 in/ Baxter stone crushing and screening plant, 12 tons per hour (mobile) (Model FR4)

  2. Iowa crushing plant, 25/40 tons per hour, Model 1524

  3. Iowa screening plant, 25/40 tons per hour, Model 2416

  4. Goodwin Barsby, 10 tons per hour, crushing and screening plant, Cornwall unit.

  5. Iowa crushing and screening plant, 10 tons per hour, Model VE

  6. Goodwin Barsby, screen and high discharge hopper

  7. Pegson stone crushing and screening plant, 10/12 tons per hour (mobile) (Model FR3)

  8. Goodwin Barsby, crushing plant, 25/40 TPH, Model 'Goliath' (Primary plant).

  9. Goodwin Barsby, crushing plant, 25/40 TPH, Model 'Goliath' (Secondary plant)

  1. Bucyrus-Erie blast hole drill, 6 in, Type 27-T

  2. Bucyrus-Erie bit dresser, Model 8

  3. Climax jackhammer rock drill, RV 237/1

  4. Climax jackhammer rock drill, RV 258 Mk 2

  5. Climax Wagonette drill mount

  6. Ingersoll-Rand, jackhammer, Model JB-4

  7. Holman 'Silver Bullet' jackhammer, Models No 2 & 4

  8. Ingersoll-Rand, jackhammer, Model JB-5

  9. Ingersoll-Rand, jackhammer, Model JA-55

Part 8 (1st Ed) & Part 9 (2nd Ed) - Pneumatic and Scarifying Equipment (to AL73)/Pneumatic and Road Breaking Equipment (AL73)

  1. Holman Air Compressor, 210 cfm, Type T25

  2. Holman Air Compressor, Type T36DD

  3. Holman Air Compressor, Type T25PM

  4. Holman Air Compressor, Type T25DD

  5. Air Pumps air compressor, (lorry mounted), Type TS20

  6. Schramm air compressor, Type 315

  7. Air Pumps air compressor 105 cfm, (lorry mounted).

  8. Climax air compressor, 315 cfm, Model F 80CX (Truck mounted)

  9. Broomwade air compressor, 210 cfm, Model SV245

  10. Bristol air compressor, 105 cfm (trailer mounted), Type ATS 138 PD

  11. Air Pumps air compressor 105 cfm, Model D 130 (trailer mounted)

  1. Ingersoll-Rand, Jackbit Grinder, Type JA3

  2. Holman Rotogrind, Model 40 TC

  3. Warsop road breaker, Type S6

  4. Armstrong Whitworth pneumatic paving breaker (medium)

  1. Le Tourneau Heavy Duty Rooter, Model K30

  2.  Le Tourneau Light Duty Rooter, Model H3

  1. Armstrong Whitworth pneumatic clay digger
  1. Drill, wagon mounted, Ingersoll-Rand Model FM2

  2. Warsop road breaker, Type S6

  3. Benoto machine, Type Genie 1950

  4. Drill, tripod mounted, Ingersoll-Rand, Model X-71

Part 9 (1st Ed) & Part 10 (2nd Ed) - Light Railway Equipment

   Section 1 (2nd Ed) - Diesel Locomotives

  1. Ruston and Hornsby Diesel Loco, 33/40 hp, 2 ft Gauge

  2. Ruston and Hornsby Diesel Loco, 16/20 hp, 2 ft Gauge

   Section 2 (2nd Ed to AL18) - Rolling Stock and Track

  1. Monks Hall Light Railway Track

  2. Hudson Double-sided Tipping Wagon

  3. Hudson Platform Wagon

   Section 2 (2nd Ed from AL18) - Rolling Stock

  1. Hudson 1 cu yd, Type A and 2 cu yd, Type B double-sided Tipping Wagon, 2 ft gauge.

  2. Hudson platform wagon, 2 ft gauge.

   Section 3 (2nd Ed - AL18) - Light Railway Track

  1. Monks Hall Light Railway Track, 2 ft gauge

  2. Hudson, LH and RH turnouts, 2 ft gauge.

Part 10 (1st Ed) & Part 11 (2nd Ed) - Agricultural Plant

  1. Ransomes, Sims and Jefferies 'Proconsul' Agricutural ploughs Types TS3, C, E and D

  2. Ransomes, Sims and Jefferies 'Proconsul' Agricutural ploughs Types TS3H

  1. Ransomes, Sims and Jefferies, disc-harrow, Model No 3 Baronet Type HR9

  2. Ransomes, Sims and Jefferies, spike tooth harrow, Model SAH74

  1. Bamfords Mower, Type 7RTC

  2. Bamfords Mower, Type 7RTC (pneumatic tyred wheels)

  3. Green Gang Air Ministry 1939 and 1943 type.

  4. Allen auto-scythe, Model T

  5. Green 36 in  'Master' motor mower

  6. Bamlett grass cutter (towed), Model TM 1

  7. Green 24 in  'Master' motor mower

  8. Green 17 in  'Master' motor mower

  1. Ransomes, Sims and Jefferies, mole-drainer, Model CIE

No items of equipment were ever listed under this section and removed by AL82.

  1. Seaman rotary pulvi-mixer, Model MHD-72

Part 11 (1st Ed) & Part 12 (2nd Ed) - Well-boring Equipment (removed AL82, August 1956)

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

  1. Godwin deep well pump, Type B (Lister 5/1 diesel engine)

  2. Godwin deep well pump, Type B (Petter AV2 diesel engine)

  3. Edeco deep well pump Mk 3 (Petter AV2 diesel engine)

Part 12 (2nd Ed) - Soil Stabilisation Equipment (from AL82, August 1956)

  1. Seaman rotary pulvi-mixer, Model MHD-72

Part 12 (1st Ed) Miscellaneous Equipment

  1. Nunn 18 kW Generating Set

  1. Liner Portable Saw Bench, 26 in

Section 13 (2nd Ed) - Lumbering Equipment

  1. Armstrong Whitworth pneumatic saw, Type PS-12

  2. Tele-Smith chain saw (3 ft 3 in)

  1. Liner Portable Saw Bench, 26 in (JAP engine, Model 6)

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

  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

  1. Ruston-Bucyrus boring rig, Model 33-W

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

  1. Highway earth auger, Model HDM-S

  2. Cheshire earth auger, Mobile Model HDMS

Part 15 (2nd Ed - AL36) Miscellaneous Equipment

  1. British Steel Piling 50 ft pile driving plant with 30 cwt drop hammer./BSP Co Ltd, light type pile driving plant, 50 ft derrick, 30 cwt drop hammer.

  1. Pullen PBS laying machine

  1. Woodborer, pneumatic reversible, Model 315-RW-750 (moved to Part 13, Section 3 - AL71)

No items of equipment were ever listed under this section.

No items of equipment were ever listed under this section.

  1. Trianco block making machine, Model G2

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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