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RSFS Tour Deeside – Fetteresso Forest
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No: 2842   Contributor: Norman Davidson   Year: 1992
RSFS Tour Deeside – Fetteresso Forest

The photograph is courtesy of the family of George Dey. George took many forestry photographs in his forestry career and many are now shown on this web site. Check under ‘Groups’ and George Dey Collection.

RSFS tour and visit to harvesting site in Fetteresso Forest where the main subject appears to be thinning with a timber harvester during the early days of bringing in smaller harvester heads onto smaller excavator bases. This could be a an Atlas excavator base and certainly has a Pika 450 harvesting head fitted and carrying out thinning operations in Sitka spruce.
Picture added on 02 February 2015
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This is indeed an Atlas excavator base, with a Pika head. On some supplied the complete standard boom and dipper was changed for a Hiab assembly by Caledonian Forestry Services of Auchterarder giving a better envelope of operation for thinning work.

These machines were marketed by George Campbell of Bathgate, who started his career as an FC mechanic.

Added by David Shearer on 21 May 2015.
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