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Bruunett Forwarder in Glenelg Forest
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No: 2795   Contributor: Norman Davidson   Year: 1979
Bruunett Forwarder in Glenelg Forest

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.

A lightweight 8 wheeled Bruunett Forwarder turning in Glenelg Forest which was part of the Ratagan Chief Forester chargeship. The driver’s face is not clearly shown but can someone recognise the man?

Not shown here but part of this forest had veins of base rich limestone rock running through it or nearby on which grew some of the most magnificent stands of very large Sitka spruce. Can anyone remember these trees?
PDF shows another view of the Brunnett.
Picture added on 23 January 2015
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Looks like it could be Sandy Powers who also had contracts at Panmure Estate, Carnoustie. this machine was a long way from the highlanad bear forwarder I drove on the same estate

Added by Leslie Phillip on 22 February 2015.
If I remember correctly this forwarder's steering system was levers instead of a wheel.

Added by Leslie Phillip on 01 July 2016.
I still drive my 1980 578 Mini Brunnette. Great wee machine with little mess.

Added by Andrew Burnett on 02 July 2016.
Am I right in thinking these machines had Mccormick International engines.

Added by Leslie Phillip on 31 August 2017.
I remember this machine working on a first thinnings plot on Panmure estate in the 1970s. Ditches were no problem for it to cross with a full load pushing or pulling.

Added by Leslie Phillip on 27 September 2017.
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