Almost 800 of these narrow gauge locomotives were made, for the US Army in WWII, and others. They saw service all around the world during the war and after, including in the US in AK. Some are still in service.
Test run on slippery track:
I've cut from a ladder several times, BUT...
...the ladder top was tied to the tree. If the bottom was knocked aside, I still had a ladder to use.
...I was wearing a climbing harness that was fastened to the tree.
...I had a watcher
Short length of 2 inch or so pipe fastened to one side of the bucket in a vertical position. Square tubing may work, too.
Lower it onto the post, tilt the bucket a bit to jam the post, then lift. Post falls out when free of the ground.
I've seen articles on old combine chassis being converted to fork lifts and snow plows and blowers.
Looks like India is putting artillery on them.
From this article:
Most land planes I've seen are about 4 feet long. That seems good for washboarded and potholed roads but not for long dips and rises.
Priefert used to sell one about 7-8 feet long.
(Looks like they are again. Don't know if it's the same size, but is still longer than most.)...