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Motor Mule extracting timber from 1953 Gale
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No: 2527   Contributor: Norman Davidson   Year: 1953
Motor Mule extracting timber from 1953 Gale

Photograph courtesy of Forestry Commission, Moray and Aberdeenshire Forest District.

A demonstration of some robust looking mechanical technology to help deal with the tangle of trees following the windblow.

A lightweight machine capable of traversing difficult ground with a light wire winch must have been a very welcome addition on some sites.

Does anyone remember this machine and its origins?
Picture added on 10 June 2014
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The machine is likely to have been a one off, it looks like it has been adapted from a World War 2 Bren Gun carrier.

Added by Jimmy Thain on 14 June 2014.
These machines were built after the WW2 (Made in Austria) to help out in the forests, ... A few of them are still existing.

Added by Dominik on 18 December 2018.
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