• Short Summary

    Men are trained in techniques for driving large bulldozers.

  • Description

    Feltham, Middlesex.

    Various shots of tuition being given in driving bulldozer tractors. They are driven over large piles of earth and into big holes. Loads are lifted in the tractor shovel. Narrator gives us lots of facts and figures about the bulldozers.

    One of the teachers at the training school uses a scale model to show the possible dangers of operating these large machines. One of the students drives the bulldozer up a steep incline and makes a typical "beginner's fault". The tractor rolls back down the hill as the trainer watches. He tries again. "Experience is a fine teacher" states the narrator. Teacher takes his pipe out and smiles broadly as his pupil makes it to the top.

    Narrator tells us that the instructor is Peter Knight - a former T.T. rider. Commentary ends with the following suggestion: "next time you stop to watch - like everyone else - at a building site or something ... why not show your appreciation and take the hat round!"

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    207.05
    Media URN:
    3147
    Group:
    Colour pictorials
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    06/08/1956
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:02:33:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:08:22:00 / 01:10:55:00
    Canister:
    CP 084

Comments (1)

  1. jamied says

    "Loads are lifted in the tractor shovel" - the vehicle is an Allis-Chalmers HD21 tractor.

    The strange-looking red vehicle in the background at 00:23 is a Merton Overloader.

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