October 2020 brought the need to rehouse some of our projects awaiting restoration , the Smith 8, a model of excavator made at Rodley Leeds in the 1940's and 50's. Operators for these rope machines are now few and far between. Most people now look and wonder how it might move never mind dig. Even for those who can vaguely remember such machines driver familiarisation is essential.
Well she is out of the shed and on a 4 in line trailer, but folding the dipper arm in is proving a problem. John Myers is trying his best.
At last she is loaded and on the move to her new shed a short distance away, where she will remain on the trailer.