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Until Tarmac, road metal was loaded by shovel. To save loading time they made this loader at the garage in St Marys. Loaded on the ground, the m/c engine driving a hydraulic pump raised the bucket to the top. The lorry reversed in , they pulled a lever, the bottom opened and the lorry was loaded. You see Dave Norquoy in the photo. When I showed it to him in the ninties he said, "I spent many an hour wae the hacksaw making that thing, two o the wheels are off an Argyll ".
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Picture added on 17 March 2007
My sister found both the loader photos. Father would have been proud to see his handy work shown to the world!
Added by Dave Norquay on 08 April 2007
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