Aline Forest - Lewis - Single furrow ploughing
The photograph is courtesy of the family of George Dey. George took many forestry photographs in his forestry career and many are now shown on this web site. Check under ‘Groups’ and George Dey Collection.
This photograph and the others are a series showing single furrow ploughing at Aline Forest on Lewis. Unfortunately the shadows over the face of the tractor driver make it impossible to see his face clearly. The tractor registration is EHM680J and is FC No 58662.
The tractor has an unusually long track frame extending well beyond the original tractor body and wide track plates. Can anyone name this conversion and describe its history?
The PDF shows more views of the tractor ploughing, a second tractor in the distance, lochs and latterly Davie Roberston, Chief Forester standing in an older part of the forest.
Any suggestions as to the names of the tractor drivers would very welcome.
Picture added on 24 January 2013