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NCK (Newton Chambers Koehring), started as a subsidiary of Newton, Chambers and Co, a large engineering company based in Sheffield, England. They produced the range of NCK agricultural equipment, skimmers, excavators, cranes and draglines that were renowned for high quality and long life, typically over 20 years. Many NCK machines continue to operate worldwide.[1]

In 1947 Newton, Chambers and Co started producing the American brands of Koehring excavators under the Newton Chambers Koehring, name, NCK.

The greatest success was perhaps the port crane, as the company hit a gap in the market. After being drawn-up and built, they were sold to eight ports in England, two in Holland, and one on the Rhine in Germany.[2]

In 1958 Newton, Chambers and Co merged with Ransomes and Rapier building excavators, drag-lines, port cranes and other construction equipment and formed the NCK excavator division to form the NCK-Rapier brand.[3]


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Sources of Information

  1. Wikipedia
  2. J. Dunne.
  3. Wikipedia
  4. Photographs belonged to Ransomes and Rapier c 1970s donated by an ex-employee.