Fowler and Cuthbertson plough at Loch Ard Forest
Forestry Commission copyright images of Forest Research photographs courtesy of Glenn Brearley, Roslin. A399
Caption reads ‘Fowler FT3 Tractor towing SMB Cuthbertson. Loch Ard 1949.’
Appears to be another view of Forestry Commission outfit Reg No JXK102 and FC No 0301 carrying out some draining with an F type head. Note the arched frame (with revolution counter) on this plough taking place of the original square frame of its predecessors.
The plough is crossing a soft deep peat flat and turning out a well shaped furrow.
The box on the arch with a viewing window looks a bit like a revolution counter or distance calculator perhaps driven by a linked rod activated by a cam on the large wheel. Note that it seems to be locked with a padlock – forester access only? Can anyone say how this worked? What is the purpose of the second vertical rod?
Picture added on 13 January 2014