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Twenty years ago, I left a Bedford MK 4X4 with a mate for a load of work. I went off to work at GreenMech and it is still there. It did start and drive some fifteen years back when they parked it out of the way across the yard. That is still there according to Google earth! Anyone fancy trying to start it is welcome to make a film while they do!

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Twenty years ago, I left a Bedford MK 4X4 with a mate for a load of work. I went off to work at GreenMech and it is still there. It did start and drive some fifteen years back when they parked it out of the way across the yard. That is still there according to Google earth! Anyone fancy trying to start it is welcome to make a film while they do!
Are they allowed to keep it though?

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7 hours ago, billpierce said:
10 hours ago, PeteB said:
Twenty years ago, I left a Bedford MK 4X4 with a mate for a load of work. I went off to work at GreenMech and it is still there. It did start and drive some fifteen years back when they parked it out of the way across the yard. That is still there according to Google earth! Anyone fancy trying to start it is welcome to make a film while they do!

Are they allowed to keep it though?

For a small consideration and royalty from the film rights! Plus full name in credits!

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I cant comment on the machine the OP posted on but I have recently tipped out my other yard and there were vehicles/plant I had forgotten about that were last used when Long John Silver was running around on two legs with an egg on his shoulder All of it started and drove out of there, there were a few with stuck clutches but most of it drove onto the low loader, providing no water has got into this old school kit there is no reason it cant be got running. A while ago scrap prices went through the roof so I fired up an old Drott and Hymac 580c that had been out of service for yonks , drove them onto the low loader and ran them down to Muddles. £2.5k for the Hymac in the iron, seemed criminal at the time running working machinery into the scrappy :)

 

Bob

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