Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Vehicles For Jeff, Defereggen Valley, Austria, 2013









8 comments:

  1. What fun. What is that little low-crawly thing and what does it do? Check the underside of cows?

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    1. 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.

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  2. 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.

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    1. 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.

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    2. The Boyfriend found this:
      http://www.flickr.com/photos/61501586@N05/10965153585
      A wagon-drill ... Montabert is the manufacturer (is readable in the original photograph)

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    3. The red one with the cage is a Reform Muli 40 (40HP) - they were manufactured in the seventies/late seventies. Muli = mule

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    4. 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.

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    5. 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-F8
      Looks 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.

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