Came across this abandoned machine by the side of a disused quarry. I hear it is going to be removed in the next few months.
Brodr. Søyland a/s
Bryne - Norway
Maskin nr: 1979
Delivered by: BRØDR. SØYLAND a/s MEK. VERKSTED
Bygge år: 1970
Broyt - X2B
X2B (flat roof) The machine has no drive to the wheels, it pulls itself forward with the bucket.
1688 were made between 1969 - 1974.
Broyt was a trademark of the company brothers Søyland A / S, later Brøyt A / S, which was founded as "Bryne Iron and Timber Industry " in 1949 by the brothers Kristian and Ingebret Søyland.
The company produced various tools associated with agriculture in factory premises in Bryne, Jæren. It was known to have constructed Europe's first excavator with complete hydraulic transmission. Digging machines were often just called Brøyt.
See one in action here on You Tube - www.youtube.com/watch?v=5o6bNzHA4mo