Kershope Forest horse extraction
Photograph is courtesy and copyright of Forestry Commission, Forest Research, Roslin, and provided with help from Glen Brearley. FR Photo number No D5548 copied by P Slingo.
Text reads as; ‘Extraction of poles using Border Sledge pulled by horse. Average pole shown in the slides is 1.8 h ft Sitka spruce. The average load 12-15 h ft.’
Unfortunately the sledge cannot be seen under the large load. From memory this was a small regular sledge with runners fixed to flat body base. On top of the body base was fixed a swivelling bolster which had the tie down chains attached.
Any comments and tales of working with this sledge would be very welcome.
Picture added on 19 February 2018 at 08:21