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Cheshire Trench Digger
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No: 2163   Contributor: Norman Davidson   Year: 1952
Cheshire Trench Digger

Forestry Commission copyright image of Forest Research photographs courtesy of Glenn Brearley, Roslin. A169

A single cylinder 5 hp engine drives a bucket conveyor and the operator levers the machine forward on a hand ratchet connected to a wheel. Trench cut is vertical sided and depth is adjustable to a depth of 30 inches. Results were unsatisfactory in clay soil due to clogged buckets.

PDF shows some more images of the trench digger.
Picture added on 21 January 2014
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