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Kershope Forest horse extraction
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No: 3925   Contributor: Norman Davidson   Year: 1962
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
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