A critical part of any newly developed machine is testing. On April 3, 1954, the VC-12 Tournatrain, R.G.’s successor to the Tournatrain, carried the front and rear push beams and rollers to the Tree Roller/Tree Crusher. The total weight of one machine was 100 tons, with the rollers and push beams seen in the photo, contributing significantly to that weight. The zoomed image at the bottom shows the front roller and beam on one trailer and the rear roller and beam on another trailer.
Later in the month, the VC-12 Tournatrain was scheduled for some very important visitors.
Dale Hardy contributed significantly to this article.