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The Cheshire trench digger. A single cylinder 5 hp engine drives the bucket conveyor and the operator levers the machine forward on a hand ratchet connected to the wheel. Trench cut is vertical sided and depth is adjustable up to a depth of 30 inches. results unsatisfactory on clay soil owing to the clogged buckets. 8/12/1953

Reference: 2002148

The Cheshire trench digger. A single cylinder 5 hp engine drives the bucket conveyor and the operator levers the machine forward on a hand ratchet connected to the wheel. Trench cut is vertical sided and depth is adjustable up to a depth of 30 inches. results unsatisfactory on clay soil owing to the clogged buckets. 8/12/1953
Date Taken: 8th December 1953

Photographer: T K Wood
Copyright: Crown Copyright
Credit line: Forestry Commission / T K Wood

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