The bales of finished fibre were sold to rope and twine makers, locally or overseas, while the short tangled tow teased out by the scutcher, went to furniture makers for stuffing armchairs and sofas.
When that gave out they had to take a tow at 60 miles an hour from the Ford Corsair with very dodgy brakes - ‘terrifying’.
A short drive, and $106 later (and that was relatively cheap for a tow of that distance) we were at the workshop and dropped the car off to be looked at.
After our morning indoor session, we hit the trails and skied to Duke's Ski Trail, an old downhill slope with a now defunct rope tow powered by a car.
a man called to tow the car away
She couldn't get off the rope tow and ended up going to the top of the mountain.
Their only way out was to accept a tow from a large cargo ship.
By 1974, the rope tow moved up to Silver Star Mountain.
Last time I cycled it was in Exeter, where drivers often try to save cyclists energy, by hooking cyclists on their wing mirrors, and giving them a tow for the next 50 yards.
But also there was the cost of the tow , which was an additional 300 baht.