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andrew hawes wrote on Saturday, August 05, 2000 (PDT):
  • very good .just what it was like
    Teri wrote on Saturday, August 05, 2000 (PDT):
  • Hi Brian! what a great article! i laughed so hard ! i could just see you spinning around on that grab! you truly are a great story teller!!the question is ...did you finally get the respect as an "expert " after all you went through?! here's hoping you did! you deserve it!! i'll look forward to next months new readings from you!!
    Adam wrote on Thursday, August 17, 2000 (PDT):
  • Thank you for sharing your memories. I am looking forward to learing more from your experience. Thanks Again. Adam
    Ed. Costello wrote on Sunday, August 27, 2000 (PDT):
  • Nice story, I'll use it to introduce the necessity of safe operation of heavy eqpt., to entry level mechanics. I am an instructor at The College of the North Atlantic in Newfoundland, Canada. If I can be of any help to you feel free to contact me. Thank you.
    Darren Downey wrote on Friday, April 20, 2001 (PDT):
  • G'day Brian, You certainly have the "gift of the gab" as we say down here, I do much the same work as you have done I thought for a moment I was in that opperators seat, I laughed so hard my chest hurt, I will e-mail this to my father- a past backhoe opperator I have no doubt he will get a kick out of it, Regards, Darren Downey,Australia.
    John Hutton wrote on Tuesday, December 09, 2014 (PST):
  • I have a Webb 360 attached to a David Brown 990 Selectomatic. I was delighted to learn a bit of the history and read your article. A fine machine in my opinion.
    John Davis wrote on Thursday, November 22, 2018 (PST):
  • Seeing this article bought back memories of when my father worked for the Kent River Authority. They had one of these mounted on a Ford 4000(i think). This Webb had a minimal cab so basically the operator still got soaked. It was used at Pumping stations to clear weed. Unfortunately I can find no pictures of the machine. It was based at a depot at Plucks Gutter, East Stourmouth, Nr Canterbury, Kent.

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