Extracting timber with converted Ford County 4x4
Photograph courtesy of Forest Research Office, Newton.
Very little is known about this image and who the two operators are. The tractor is a version of a Ford County fitted with a double drum Igland type winch and safety cab. Is this a Highlander Skidder made by James Jones?
The registration number MGN 592L points to this being a Forestry Commission owned machine and is possibly working in the Morayshire area somewhere.
The second photograph (in the PDF) confirms that pole length timber is being hauled out and is converted into products at roadside by cross cutting with the chainsaw. The products are being neatly stacked along the road.
Can someone name the operators?
Picture added on 05 June 2012