Shaws Wire ropes Iron Test - No  Cab! No worries.... but theres more to it.

Shaws Wire ropes Iron Test - No Cab! No worries.... but theres more to it.

 October 2021    Story & photos: John Ellegard

Most people probably think the stand-out feature of the Ecoforst T-WINCH tethering machine is that it doesn’t have a cab.

Makes perfect sense really. There’s no need for anyone to be in the cab of a winch-assist machine that spends all day working remotely at the top of the hill tethering a harvester on the rope below, so why not skip it?

Okay, not having a cab does rule out the ability to make use of the machine as a digger or loader when it’s not on tethering duties, but how many are actually employed outside their...

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