"“We have lent a huge amount of money to the U.S. Of course we are concerned about the safety of our assets. To be honest, I am definitely a little worried.” "

Chinese premier Wen Jiabao 12th March 2009

""We have a financial system that is run by private shareholders, managed by private institutions, and we'd like to do our best to preserve that system."

Timothy Geithner US Secretary of the Treasury, previously President of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York.1/3/2009

Tuesday, February 03, 2009

Snowploughs - an extremely complicated subject - only rocket scientists need apply.

James A. Cuthbertson Ltd of Biggar, Lanarkshire commenced trading in 1936 and they evidently specialise in the manufacture of Snowploughs and Gritters.

The Snowplough range offers 16 different types to suit all types of vehicles and snow conditions, from straight Vee Ploughs to Power Angling Scraper Blades, and 5m wide airfield clearing Ploughs.

Gritter units offers 1 metre Cubic Capacity towed Gritters, through a full range of Demountable Gritters, to 9 metre Cubic Capacity Permanent Mount Types. These units are available in basic form, Road Speed Related, with Data Acquisition, On Board Weighing, G.P.S. dependent on customers requirements.

Local Authorities in this neck of the woods have employed the type of snow ploughs (see right of picture) that easily cope with recent conditions for decades - these seem to be easily fitted to the standard gritters as required and are easily stored in readiness.

Even though the longer term Met forecasts were (as ever) wholly untrustworthy anyone worth their salt (Geddit !) and a small investment in a radio or TV could have watched the forecast snow arrival from Friday morning .

Fortunately the Beagle 2 team (Xmas card they sent us 2001) have re - located as seen and are preparing a snow plough for their next Mars lander and have been also helping out Transport for London on their snowplough evaluation and readiness planning Gold Star Beacon unit - probably a few currently unemployed Hadron Collider teckies are in there as well.

Guradian today, "Today's disruptions to trains, tubes and buses, which resulted in one in five people not making it to work, will probably persist until Friday.."

PS : Should you bump into Boris (or even Red Ken ) - pass it on - James A Cuthbertson Ltd ----Tel No 01899 220020

1 comment:

gyg3s said...

Catherine Austen Fitts has posted the following, Financial Coup d’Etat.

Very interesting reading.

(C) Very Seriously Disorganised Criminals 2002/3/4/5/6/7/8/9 - copy anything you wish