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I live in a camper van with a couple of West Highland Terriers for company.
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Saturday, 24 November 2018

GREY FERGIE.

These tractors were built for around ten years from 1946. They made about six hundred thousand in the UK and another few hundreds of thousands under licence at a Ford plant in America.



This one is a TED 20. It runs on petrol or TVO but has to start and warm up on petrol.
The forerunner of most modern tractors, I believe it was the first production machine with a three point hitch. This one is going to have another rebuild as it's away to a wedding.

12 comments:

  1. The service manager of our local Vauxhall dealership (long closed down) maintained and owned a grey Fergie. Still see it around the village from time to time.

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    1. John, they are superb little machines and share an engine with the old Standard Vanguard.

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    2. I used to own a Standard Vanguard Sportsman, Adrian. Great car, but forever underneath it sorting out the overdrive solenoid which wasn't weatherproof! Engine was great however, and in the days before MoT I ran it without a silencer for a short while - yes, I was young then!

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    3. Richard, not a car I'm familiar with. There's much to be said for getting a pre-MOT car these days. I know they are a bit thirsty but then the depreciation on new cars will buy lots of fuel.

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  2. Now that's what I call a proper tractor!

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  3. that little girl is so pretty and shows off the tractor to perfection

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    1. Margaret far too pretty for me to have had anything to do with her.

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  4. There's a few still knocking around Lewis.

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    1. Graham, they are fine for a smallholding as they are agile enough to work small fields.

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  5. My grandad had one of these on his smallholding. I spent many a happy hour on it helping him.

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    1. Dave, they are still capable of doing useful work in tight plots.

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