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Wilder – Rainthorpe brash chopper
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No: 3950   Contributor: Norman Davidson   Year: 1966
Wilder – Rainthorpe brash chopper

Photograph is courtesy and copyright of Forestry Commission, Forest Research, Roslin, and provided with help from Glen Brearley. FR Photo number No A3018 taken by S Andy Neustein.

A view of the Wilder – Rainthorpe brash chopper hydraulically linked to Ford super 4x4 but driven by the PTO shaft. The site at Redesdale shows the effectiveness of the chopper over very dense Sitka spruce clear felling brash where it has just made a start to clearing operations.
For its time this must have been a very powerful chipper and branch pulveriser. Any details would be very welcome.
Picture added on 27 February 2018 at 11:42
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A leaflet containing the Forestry Commission report upon this machines trials is held at the Museum of English Rural Life and requests would have to be addressed to them.

Here are the relevant National Archive online Catalogue details:

National Archive online Catalogue
Catalogue description:

LEAFLET, including Forestry Commission Report [Reprint] concerning Wilder-Rainthorpe "Forestry Model" 'Multi-Masta' chopper.
This record is held by Museum of English Rural Life
Reference: TR AMD/P2/B4897
Title: LEAFLET, including Forestry Commission Report [Reprint] concerning Wilder-Rainthorpe "Forestry Model" 'Multi-Masta' chopper.
Description: John Wilder Ltd., Wallingford, Berks. Pp 4.
Date: [early 1960s]
Held by: Museum of English Rural Life, not available at The National Archives
Language: English

Added by Bill Rayner on 04 March 2018.
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