How to re-open an old road. Add some chains to the tires and this is what I had the opportunity to drive today.* The wheels are just shy of six feet tall. The articulation is incredible (rear and front axles are independent) but the blind spots are massive. It is a delicate, reactive machine, but it is big. There is a reason for those warning signs. And, even though this really is a baby, it is quite able to pull a downed eighty foot hemlock without complaint.
*The one I was in doesn’t have as pretty a paint job, nor a cowl over the grapple arm….way to create a bigger blind spot there!