Apparently, when a team came to a steep hill they would throw a log through the spokes of one of the wheels in case the bullocks tired and were dragged backwards. This made for a somewhat heavier climb for the bullocks, but was considered safer.
You had to feel sorry for the bullocks though, as once reaching the top of a hill the log was left in place for the downhill run to prevent the dray from overtaking the team!! Messy situation
saw a show on telly years ago about taking a giant machine to a gold mine in West Africa.......had a team of helpers with chainsaws on the machine cutting away trees, poles,and even bits of houses that were in the way.And a lot of soldiers settling arguments with locals.They didnt need any permits cause the dictator got a half share of the gold from the mine.
We are coming close to adopting the method in some very difficult locations but it is to try and deliver 65 to 70 metre blades that are the best part of 18 to 20 tonnes.
Problem is the best they have done is more like 50 to 55 metres 12 to 15 tonne so there is a bit of work to do yet.
Making a small effort to save the history of road transport in Australia by being in front of Simms
In Swishy's photo from the dotted lines, it appears that the surveyors have gone ahead and radiused the corner for the outfit. It looks like hilly country with lots of corners - an expensive operation. At least you know exactly where the wheels and trailer will finish up beforehand as compared with suck it and see with resulting possible painted into a corner disaster.