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A & F Grant lorries in Glenmulliach Forest
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No: 930   Contributor: Norman Davidson   Year: 1992
A & F Grant lorries in Glenmulliach Forest

Photograph courtesy of Will Anderson, Seafield & Strathspey Estates.

Will comments:
‘A&F Grant lorries (Fodens?) cross loading what looks to be 3m chip in The Crown Estate Glenmulliach forest in July 1992. Coincidentally, this is the finished road which was being constructed in Picture No 927.

The trailer tank to the right was for Urea for the chainsaw operators (we still had a squad of about a dozen at that time). It was a single axle trailer and had a short drawbar and a fine balance point. More than once it overbalanced and usually broke off the tap on the base of the tank which resulted in someone getting very blue, along with some blue language, until we could drive a branch into the hole as a bung. We condemned it as too dangerous shortly after and had a twin axle tank built on old landrover axles which was also hydraulically braked.

The original had no brakes and no baffles in the tank which made for interesting experiences when towing. Its successor was a huge improvement but still in the days before double skinned tanks became the norm.’

Can anyone name the lorry drivers? Registration Numbers are possibly C979RSC and B578FFS
Picture added on 13 June 2011
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