This crane was purchased at a farm sale in the late 50’s early 60′ by a man named John Meikle, father of Archie Meikle.
John Meikle was a tractor dealer who had bought tractors and machinery from up and down the length of Britain. The crane was used to lift various pieces of farm machinery onto lorries and trailers ready to be sold onto buyers. Archie said this particular crane had a very hard life, you wouldn’t believe what it could lift. With a smile and a laugh he said “you could lift more if two people stood on the front axle of your tractor”.
Published in Journal No. 87 Wunter 2017/18