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I was given this a couple of days ago, just assumed it was an old tractor jack. 

Last night I cleaned up the makers name cast into it. A quick search has shown that Trewhella bros' were an Australian firm (who also produced the Monkey Winch) and it was originally designed for jacking out tree stumps. 

I'm not sure how old it is, and, as it is seized, I'm not even sure how it works! 

Still, a nice little thing that I'm happy to have. 

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I have both the money jack and monkey winch and they are fantastic bits of kit. This is the first time I have seen another one. The monkey jack came with an extension bar and spreader plate, neither of which I have.

 

Give me a shout if you get stuck on anything and in the mean time I will see if I can find some pictures of mine.

 

Iain

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3 minutes ago, the showman said:

I found this in some paperwork, only a copy but interesting.

 

 

Wow. Chris, I don't suppose I could have a copy or borrow it to make a copy?

 

Found my pictures. It looks like my monkey jack is a 10 ton version, I didn't realise they made different version. First picture also shows a high lift jack for comparision

 

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These tools are monsters. I know I am only a pencil pusher but I can't lift the monkey winch and can only just lift the monkey jack. I really would not want to carry the monkey jack over rough ground.

 

Iain

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1 hour ago, the showman said:

I found this in some paperwork, only a copy but interesting.

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Looks familier Chris.  From John's ?.  Remember the winch in the small shed next to the house. Similar to Iain's orange painted one. I'll have a dig through my photo's.

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Thanks Iain, 

I've also only found pics on the net of the 10 ton version, not sure how mine fits into the range. 

I don't suppose you have a photo of the other side of yours? Im not totally sure if mine is missing anything so would be good to compare them. 

 

Joe. 

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6 minutes ago, joegrgraham said:

Thanks Iain, 

I've also only found pics on the net of the 10 ton version, not sure how mine fits into the range. 

I don't suppose you have a photo of the other side of yours? Im not totally sure if mine is missing anything so would be good to compare them. 

 

Joe. 

 

No I don't but I will take some pictures over the weekend and post them on the forum.

Iain

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Looks like I have deleted the photo's I had. :( No sign of them anywhere.

 

Found them now while looking for something else, as usual. :)

 

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On ‎24‎/‎08‎/‎2018 at 4:51 PM, slf-uk said:

 

No I don't but I will take some pictures over the weekend and post them on the forum.

Iain

 

Woops, I forgot I said I would take some pictures :wacko: however I didn't say which weekend :)

 

One side

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Back, not too much to see

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Front, even less to see

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Other side, with switch in the jack up position

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Switch in the down position

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I forgot just how heavy this jack is to move around

Iain

 

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On 8/24/2018 at 8:00 PM, Alan said:

Looks familier Chris.  From John's ?.  Remember the winch in the small shed next to the house. Similar to Iain's orange painted one. I'll have a dig through my photo's.

Hi Alan, just found this Site trying to get information on the elusive Monkey Winch.  I have obviously joined and hope to find someone who knows how the Monkey Winch "pawls" operate, engage disengage as I have hit a wall as I can't find anyone who knows what the parts look/measure like so I can find why my Monkey Winch will not release the two pawls that ratchet/lock/unlock the drum.  Literature is also almost impossible to find.  If you are happy to sell a copy of your booket, please let me know as I need all the help I can get.  Thank you and once again my apologies for joining and coming in "guns blazing".

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Hi Brian.   :WMOM:

The Monkey Winch booklet was passed on to Chris Sutton ( The Showman ) who might still have it,  but it could now be with Iain ( slf-uk ).  A PM to both might help you.   The winch was sold a few years ago.  Can't remember how the pawls operated now.

 

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Hi Alan, Mate thanks for the quick response and will take your advice.  Take care and shame you sold "old beastie" they are good things and now hard to replace.

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