Our 1969 Nuffield 10/60 restoration project
Track Marshall tracked tractors originated in the United Kingdom in 1948. They were invented by a British engineer named Arthur Marshall, who developed the concept of using tracks for agricultural tractors. Track Marshall produced a range of models over the years, including the TM70, TM100, TM125, and TM155. Each model had its own specifications and
David Brown tractors trace their origins back to the early 20th century in Huddersfield, West Yorkshire, England. The company, founded by David Brown, initially specialised in gear and machinery manufacturing. However, in 1936, David Brown ventured into the production of tractors, marking the beginning of a new chapter in agricultural machinery. The first David Brown
Fiat Trattori, an Italian manufacturer of tractors, has a rich history that spans over a century. The company began producing tractors in 1918 with its first model, the Fiat 702, which had 30 horsepower. From there, Fiat Trattori continued to innovate and expand its product line, producing tractors of varying sizes and capabilities. Over the
Massey Ferguson epitomizes the spirit of agricultural innovation and progress. Born from the visionary minds of Daniel Massey and Alanson Harris, Massey Ferguson emerged as a beacon of excellence in farming technology. From its humble beginnings to its global prominence, Massey Ferguson’s journey embodies a commitment to empowering farmers and advancing the agricultural landscape. Join
JCB, a name synonymous with innovation in agricultural machinery, made a significant leap with the introduction of the JCB Fastrac. This high-speed agricultural tractor, known for its unique blend of speed, efficiency, and comfort, redefined the standards of farm operations. In this article, we delve into the Fastrac series, exploring its origins, innovations, various models,
Understanding Tractor Horsepower Horsepower is an essential factor to consider when choosing a tractor. The amount of horsepower a tractor has can affect its performance, power output, and efficiency. In this section, I will discuss the basics of horsepower, engine horsepower vs PTO horsepower, and how horsepower affects tractor efficiency. The Basics of Horsepower Horsepower
The Dawn of the Fordson In 1917, the Fordson tractor emerged as a harbinger of agricultural modernisation. Henry Ford applied his automotive manufacturing prowess to create a tractor that was both reliable and affordable. Design and Mechanics With a robust 4-cylinder engine and a modest 20-horsepower output, the Fordson was no frills but all function.
Today, we’re diving deep into the crawler tractor, a mechanical titan that has sculpted the shape of modern farming. This isn’t just an agricultural accessory; it’s a transformative force. A crawler tractor is a farming machine with tracks instead of wheels. It’s designed to spread out its weight, reducing soil compaction and providing better grip
The Three-Point Linkage: An In-Depth Analysis of Its Origins, Components, and Practical Applications in Modern Agriculture
In the realm of agricultural machinery, few inventions have had as profound an impact as the three-point linkage system. It’s not merely an implement; it’s a transformative innovation that has profoundly influenced the efficiencies and possibilities available to small and large-scale farmers alike. The Genesis: A Tribute to Harry Ferguson The three-point linkage system is
Weeding and Ridging Potato Drills with a Tractor: using a Massey Ferguson 35x, with a Ferguson grubber and drill plough
Hello, fellow potato growers! Today, we’re diving into the world of mechanized weeding and ridging. If you’ve got a larger area of potatoes, using a tractor and specialized equipment can make the weeding and ridging process more efficient and less labor-intensive. In this article, we’ll explore how to use a Massey Ferguson 35x tractor, a
What Horsepower Does My Tractor Need to Pull a Plough? matching weight, traction and power for ploughing
I’ve spent countless hours behind the wheel of a tractor, guiding it across fields and working the land. One of the most important aspects of farming is knowing how to properly match your tractor’s horsepower to the size of your plough. Choosing the right tractor and plough combination ensures efficient and effective work, while minimizing
In January 2020 I decided with much pushing from my eldest son Harry that we should buy our own 2wd Fiat tractor to help with soil preparation, sowing, and harvesting of turnips (swedes). This article documents the journey of our first Fiat tractor restoration. We previously used Ferguson TE20’s or MF35x’s owned by Harry’s grandad.