We have been early Christmas shopping for a second hand mechanical digger. She arrived last week on our smallholding. Here's a few quotes from recent farm visitors:
"Is she from over the water?"
"Isn't she a mighty yolk?"
"Where did ye get her from?"
|Me and Number 1 son fitting a newly made leg to our Smalley digger.|
The Ford 4000 tractor tows the digger. She will self propel her self by pushing her a long with the bucket pressed into the ground.
|Domino our farm cat says "It's all too much." Smallholding cats seem to have a different time schedule to us.|
I have been dreaming of a mechanical digger for many months. Every morning I have been looking on the Internet ('Done Deal') for vintage and plant machinery. They have all either been too far away or far too expensive. The other week number one son informed me he had a phone call from a tractor mechanic who had just found something interesting. Already she's ripped out a big hedge and moved a big pile of stone for us. She starts by turning a starting handle. The best thing about her is she hardly drinks any diesel. The smallholding fleet keeps growing. What mechanical equipment would you like for Christmas?