Est 1960



1, St Margarets Road, Bolton Le Sands, Carnforth, LA5 8EN. United Kingdom

Tel: 01524 720118        Mob: 07931681930



Designers of niche market hydraulic mobile  machines for use in agriculture, forestry, gravedigging and dredging

                       CUSTOM DESIGN         



Richard Smalley F.I.Agr.E.

The original inventor of machines designed to reduce labour costs, provide safety and comfort for the operator, satisfy the requirements of the job and produce a machine that keeps its value

Design leader for over 50 years of innovative mobile machinery  in the field of   forestry, agriculture, construction and water supply. With the philosophy of designing a machine to do the job, giving the customer a valuable, efficient asset enjoying reliable technical support. Machines which are safer,  reduce labour costs, improve efficiency  and keep their value.

CAD design from concept to final product, including engineering drawings, specifications, bills of material, parts and owners manuals including technical files suitable for CE compliance.

Trouble shooting - investigating and providing proposed solutions to problems encountered in manufacturing and operating hydraulic mobile machinery.

Photographs show some of the products designed by Richard Smalley that have led their field in design and working capability.

The multi purpose Smalley 5 walking excavator universally

acknowledged as the worlds first 'mini' excavator,

equally at home demolishing in a confined space as skipping around a building site 

digging out house foundations, or lifted by helicopter to those difficult to access sites              

Smalley 808 swamp drainage machine

An ultra low ground pressure designed to work in peat drainage

but also used in most of the East coast states in USA for mosquito control.

This machine with its unique flexible track can access soft marshy ground

beloved of mosquitoes , snakes, even alligators. removing tough phragmites reed,

floating water hyacinth and allowing water to flow and drain naturally.


Smalley amphibious dredger range


Totally amphibious dredgers suitable for inland waterways, estuaries and marinas. Carrying out environmentally friendly maintenance from the water, reducing damage to the surrounding embankments. Self loading and unloading, able to work in shallow water from 500mm to a depth of 3 metres.

The                   track system

Designed to take forestry equipment such as wood chippers, tree harvesters and post hammers into those inaccessible places, such as mountain sides , forestry ridge and furrow, swampy uneven ground 

Tilting table allows the engine and hydraulic equipment and the operator to work on a level plane.

Automatically locking track oscillation reduces driver discomfort and allows the machine access to slopes of up to 28degrees


Richard Smalley 2730 implement carrier. 

A machine for the future .

Basic implement carrier with outstanding climbing ability to be able to

operate a range of attachments safely  on hillsides, railway, highway and reservoir embankments.

Radio remote controlled . A machine for the future . Attachments include post hammer, 

stump grinder, flail mower, and rotary grass cutter.


Other  uses for this versatile machine include fire fighting on moorland

and inside buildings  by using radio remote control operators are kept safely away from danger.

Radio remote controlled tree pruner, highly insulated to work around power lines

Providing controlled tree pruning by being able to place severed branches carefully on the ground or other suitable receptacle


Richard Smalley Technical Services

1, St Margarets Road, Bolton Le Sands, Carnforth, LA5 8EN  UK

Tel 01524 720118  Mob 07931681930


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