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One for the Armor guys - tank tools!!??

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    Default One for the Armor guys - tank tools!!??

    Hi guys, way outta my league here but needed to ask the question.

    By way of background, 20 years ago I visited a tank scrapyard in southern New South Wales and among other things Matilda and Grant related ( all long ago sold on ) I brought back these tools, not knowing what really what they were for or off.

    I guess they are tank or military related but only one set has markings on them ( see last photo ) but are they Matilda, Grant or something else???????

    Any ideas - because they are wasted on me .......

    Thanks, Dan
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    " When you're chewing on life's gristle, don't grumble, give a whistle "

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    No ideas fellas???? .........they're free for the taking and as I said, wasted on me!

    Dan
    " When you're chewing on life's gristle, don't grumble, give a whistle "

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    i "think" ,, the two castlated tools are for opening/shuting under ground water valves ,,the plier typ thing , is a hose clamp ,
    cheers ian

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    Quote by ian View Post
    i "think" ,, the two castlated tools are for opening/shuting under ground water valves ,,the plier typ thing , is a hose clamp ,
    cheers ian
    Ha - I suppose we will never know their true purpose but they WERE amongst tank hulks and tracks etc..
    I'll try to find some photos of the yard - it was cleared up years ago now.

    Thanks, Dan
    " When you're chewing on life's gristle, don't grumble, give a whistle "

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    I'm thinking they are CES items for track and wheel nut tensioning

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    I've seen similar type used with leopard.....something that was part of the maintenence kit....

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    Quote by AMTG View Post
    I've seen similar type used with leopard.....something that was part of the maintenence kit....
    Well the yard had Centurions- would they be from them?
    " When you're chewing on life's gristle, don't grumble, give a whistle "

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    Just a guess, but I wouldnt think wheel nut tensioning tools would be so light in build. They appear to be Cast aluminum, its hard to tell but thats what I was thinking. The tensoning tools for old International and Caterpillar crawlers are fairly heavy duty.

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