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Machinery demo at Blackbushe Estate
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No: 3955   Contributor: Norman Davidson   Year: 1958
Machinery demo at Blackbushe Estate

Photograph is courtesy and copyright of Forestry Commission, Forest Research, Roslin, and provided with help from Glen Brearley. FR Photo number No A1875/6 taken by T K Wood.

‘Clearing of derelict ground at Blackbushe Estate, Edinburgh. The Fleco grubber removing gorse etc by the roots.

The Fleco made by Stutley is attached to a Caterpillar tractor (Model?) but unfortunately the bottom edge of the grubber is not visible but assume it is a row of heavy spikes or prongs rather than a solid edge. The open system of metal spars on the blade would help to sift the soil out from the debris in due course.
Picture added on 27 February 2018 at 14:58
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The tractor is a Caterpillar D4 with an HT-4 Traxcavator loader attachment - before Cat built the machines as a complete integrated unit like the later 931, 955, 977 etc.

Added by David Shearer on 23 March 2018.
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