Old Timers to the fore!
Two pictures of our big old 1974 White tractor which we purchased in a scrapyard for a few hundred Rand was put to work hauling a monster 40,000 litre water tanker to supply with sprayers. Sandstone is fortunate to be able to draw on a large inventory of old yet very effective equipment for work like this.
Another picture of the White tractor near our diesel refuelling station.
Another tractor that is used to pull this huge water tanker is our Oliver Construction tow tractor. These tractors have the 2-stroke General Motors diesel engine and are conspicuous due to the noise that they make.
A 1953 International Harvester TD-14A Dozer purchased from a farmer in the Eastern Cape and put to work immediately turning compost.
The White on the road about to overtake our 1951 Ford F100 which is used on a daily basis.
It might be safer to move the Ford.
Our Foden Dump truck which dates back to the Second World War is a real stalwart. With its 6LW Gardner engine it doesn’t understand the word rest. Here it is in the compost area with the Ford.
It looks good, goes well, and our driver, Manas, loves it.
Pastures and areas which are less fertile than should be are constantly being rehabilitated.
When we wanted to plant pumpkins we looked around in our vintage implement store and found the ideal item – a single row planter dating back probably 50-years or more.