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    An enhanced vehicle anchoring system when winching

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    Re: A perfect winch anchor

    Quote Originally Posted by john maddock View Post

    There was a well known old boy by the name of Nelson Green from up Lincolnshire way who used his demob money after WW2 to buy a bit of land and setup a home and a place to store tractors and farm kit he traded in, over the years it filled up and he then went on to an ex RAF airfield perimeter track and a couple of ex-Beeching rail tracks. By the time we made acquaintances with him (which was education in old fashioned business!) he had a nice little sideline going flogging old collectable tractors the ex-miners who'd been paid off and wanted a new hobby, Nelson would sell them tractors which usually required his mechanic to visit the old original field now over grown into a copse and cut out the required tractor with a chainsaw which invariably had several sticks growing up through the workings like that landy in the 1st image.

    Are all those pictures from around the Maddock empire??
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    Re: A perfect winch anchor

    Quote Originally Posted by Footsfitter View Post
    There was a well known old boy by the name of Nelson Green from up Lincolnshire way who used his demob money after WW2 to buy a bit of land and setup a home and a place to store tractors and farm kit he traded in, over the years it filled up and he then went on to an ex RAF airfield perimeter track and a couple of ex-Beeching rail tracks. By the time we made acquaintances with him (which was education in old fashioned business!) he had a nice little sideline going flogging old collectable tractors the ex-miners who'd been paid off and wanted a new hobby, Nelson would sell them tractors which usually required his mechanic to visit the old original field now over grown into a copse and cut out the required tractor with a chainsaw which invariably had several sticks growing up through the workings like that landy in the 1st image.

    Are all those pictures from around the Maddock empire??
    No, the poster's address is Goulburn, NSW.

    He was probably prompted by an ABC Tv news item at the weekend by a gathering of Landies at one of the Snowy Mountains towns (Cooma) over Easter.

    https://www.landrover70thcooma.com/

    From memory, 5000 vehicles!

    Landies were used extensively during the construction of hte Snowy River hydro schemes.

    Also (incidently) The Snowy was where Toyota got it's foot in the door in Aus. with their short wheelbase Landcruiser. As I remember, they outperformed the Landies.

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    Re: A perfect winch anchor

    Quote Originally Posted by Footsfitter View Post
    There was a well known old boy by the name of Nelson Green from up Lincolnshire way who used his demob money after WW2 to buy a bit of land and setup a home and a place to store tractors and farm kit he traded in, over the years it filled up and he then went on to an ex RAF airfield perimeter track and a couple of ex-Beeching rail tracks. By the time we made acquaintances with him (which was education in old fashioned business!) he had a nice little sideline going flogging old collectable tractors the ex-miners who'd been paid off and wanted a new hobby, Nelson would sell them tractors which usually required his mechanic to visit the old original field now over grown into a copse and cut out the required tractor with a chainsaw which invariably had several sticks growing up through the workings like that landy in the 1st image.

    Are all those pictures from around the Maddock empire??
    Reminds me of an old scrapyard on the Wombleton Aerodrome site in the 70s, all kinds of agricultural stuff and other interesting vehicles like vintage trams and buses parked up with trees and ivy reclaiming them.
    Always wished I got photos. It's all been tidied up and is a caravan site now.

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