What fun. What is that little low-crawly thing and what does it do? Check the underside of cows?
I don't think the cows would be very happy with this.I think it's an hydraulic rock breaker/splitter/monster. I took the photo in a quarry.
Thank you for posting these mechanical images. James is right, they are fun. The small remote control wheeled machine is a mystery to me, but it looks wonderful whatever it does. Perhaps it defuses explosives? With its lines I would guess that hydraulics are involved. The old, red farm truck with the cage on the back is also intriguing.
The cage is for transporting hay.Ooohoooo .. .lack of scale ... I'm sorry, didn't think of that. This is a 300mm photograph, the monster thing is way down on the bottom of the quarry. To give you some scale: the length of the mason's level on the right is 3m.
The Boyfriend found this: http://www.flickr.com/photos/61501586@N05/10965153585A wagon-drill ... Montabert is the manufacturer (is readable in the original photograph)
The red one with the cage is a Reform Muli 40 (40HP) - they were manufactured in the seventies/late seventies. Muli = mule
And: the smoky red one is a Lindner BE 35A - in a very bad condition. I didn't find that much information about this model. Lindner seemed to stop manufacturing them in 1968. And they were proud of the Perkins engines they used.
Ah, a cage for transporting hay. I assume that is loose rather than baled hay. The Reform Mull 40 looks a little like a 1940s jeep with all the flat and simple curve body panels. Good to see a truck new to me. Thank your boyfriend for finding the photo of the hydraulic quarry drill. I suspect I was seeing your photo as a toy sized machine rather than a full tractor sized machine. This makes more sense. The lines to it are large providing false perspective. Thank you for the information on the Lindner tractor. I was able to find a restoration video on a similar tractor. To see it here is the url, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HiTJ9KeM-F8Looks like a good 4 wheel drive tractor. I can see that you had fun with your camera. As you photograph these machines I get to learn more even if these machines never make it to the U.S.