Martin on Cnicht

Martin on Cnicht

Tuesday, 13 August 2013

Occasional Pyrenean Tractors (6)

This special bonus edition may be the last of this series. Proper tractors seem quite rare in the Pyrenees! 

By the way, Alan, the steel foundry I worked in used a Massey Ferguson rescue truck that doubled as a tug...

Sent from our GR10 trip - see here for our itinerary

4 comments:

Alan R said...

The yellow one is a Case 580D built about 1980 and quite a lot of it looks like JCB styling from that era. Looks in very good nick.

The red one is a Same Delfino 35 built around 1970 ish. 4wheel drive too!. It probably had a cab on it or a ROPs frame hence why so much of it seems missing at the back.

I don’t recall a MF rescue truck? I will search the net for info.

BTW that old vehicle outside the Gite was probably an old Unimog.

Great stuff. Thanks

Phreerunner said...

Haha, our 1960s 'rescue truck' was actually just a regular MF tractor. It was a fine all purpose vehicle in the steel foundry!

Alan R said...

Re your rescue truck (MF). It was probably built as a tow tug for the aircraft or mining industry. I will guess aircraft because the mining ones had too much specialist equipment on them. I can understand why you called it a rescue truck though. They did have that look about them. We also built similar things for Manitou, James, Trantor to name a few.

Alan R said...

Haha! Trying to catch me out eh!