For Company history see
- Main article: R.H. Neal & Co
The machine was created in the 19 ? based on a Fordson Major tractor with the drive reversed. The Pelican loader had a long boom pivoted above the cab on an 'A' frame, with a large grab bucket mounted on the end. This was designed to reach into rail wagons and 'grab' the contents. They were very popular with Coal merchants and were one of the first real 'materials handlers' designed to reduce manual labour for unloading none tipping rail wagons that were in use at that time supplying the many local coal merchants.
- Power - Fordson Skid unit
- Reach - ?
- Capacity - 2 Cu yd Grab
Lots of these machines could be seen in local coal merchants till more modern early JCB diggers or Bray and Chaseside shovels took over. As coal yards have been cleared most would seam to have been cut up for scrap.
- List any known examples here please !
- Chaseside also built early loaders based on Fordson unit.
References / sourcesEdit
- Neals History - has photo of a Pelican loader.