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Our Vintage Machines

Andrew Bunton has an interest in restoring vintage machines. With himself and a team of mechanics, fabricators and painters Bunton’s has restored many models of machines including a JCB 1 Gravedigger, JCB 2B, JCB 3C, JCB 3C Powertrain, JCB 3CX, JCB110, Massey Ferguson 50HX and some ongoing projects are a JCB Mark 1 Excavator Major Loader and recently we have acquired a JCB 806B excavator for the latest project.

Once the machines are restored they are displayed in our yard near the offices and car park areas, and occasionally they may make an appearance at vintage enthusiast shows.

JCB 1 - 'Gravedigger'

Discovered by a National Trust Warden, hidden inside an enormous bramble patch the machine took over a day to extract.

The serial number indicates to us that this machine was the 7th machine of the production line and the 1st unit to be sold. JCB have confirmed this in writing to us and indicated that the first 5 built were prototypes, the sixth was kept by JCB and is on display in their museum and therefore that our machine was the first unit ever sold.

Serial Number: 717163

JCB 110

Purchased from a working tip in full working order this machine was far ahead of its time.

The 18th of 197 units ever made this machine only required restoration work to the bucket and a new paint job for full completion.

This restored machine now takes pride of place in our yard entrance way.

Serial Number: 80018

JCB 3C

This JCB 3C has been restored  to full working order however we haven’t re-done the paint work as currently this machine operates in a 100% original state. It may be re-painted in the future.

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JCB 3C Powertrain

JCB 3C Powertrain restored to excellent working condition with the use of a donor machine for a number of original parts.

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JCB 3CX

JCB 3CX restored to immaculate condition and now on display in our yard.

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JCB 3CX Sitemaster

This JCB 3CX Sitemaster has been restored from a machine without a roof, a damaged boom and buckets to a restored working (waterproof!) machine with a partial re- paint.

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JCB 806B Excavator

This machine awaits restoration however it is in working order.

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JCB Mark 1 Excavator Major Loader

This machine awaits restoration in our yard.

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Massey Ferguson 50HX

Vintage tractor restored to working order.

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About Us

Bunton Plant Hire is a family run business, established in 1970. We have years of experience and knowledge within the construction industry. We provide many services including plant and machinery hire, groundwork’s and landscaping, excavation contracting, construction and civil engineering, haulage services and aggregates.

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All systems go for Bingley Show

We are busy with preparations for our stand at Bingley Show on Saturday. There will be lots of fun for the family, including games and prizes to be won whilst raising money for charity. Come and see us on pitch 6 to sit on our machines, and take part in all different kinds of games…

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We're Recruiting - Foreman or Groundworker Needed

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