The Unipower Forester timber tractor earns its keep
The bonnet (or hood?) is quite a long way up!
Pete’s 1952 Unipower Forester: It looks great, it sounds great and it’s still capable of a good day’s work. What more can you ask for?
And there she is, the lovely, smooth 4-cylinder Gardner diesel engine. The same engine can be found in various makes of vintage busses and boats.
I couldn’t help falling in love with those lovely old wooden window frames.
The business end of this handsome old timber tractor.
The only thing I didn’t much like about the Unipower was that the accelerator (the gas pedal) was situated in the spot where you would normally find the brake, which could get messy.
The 1952 Unipower Forester
By day Pete works for the local authority mending the roads here in the Conwy Valley, but whenever he gets the chance he likes to give the Unipower a bit of work. Living in what is the woodiest area of Wales means that Pete has plenty of tree winching opportunities.