Decade of Evolution the Story of the Ford Series 10 Tractors Part One 1981-1984
Between 1981 and 1991 the Ford Motor Company produced one of its most successful tractor ranges ever – the Series 10.
The Tractor Barn film-makers have produced a pair of DVDs to celebrate this range.
In Part One, presenter Stephen Richmond first sets the scene by looking at Ford tractor developments up to 1981 when the Series 10 was launched. He shows that the series embodied the company’s ideas up to that point as well as new features such as a synchromesh gearbox.
The bulk of the programme tells the story of the first Series 10 models as well as the later introduction of the flagship 8210 and other improvements up to 1984. The film-makers use recently filmed footage as well as specially selected archive films produced by the Ford Motor company at the time.
The archive films show factory shots of Series 10 development machines. You will see forage harvesting with the 7610 as well as a 7710 using a Ransomes push–pull plough during a Dutch ploughing marathon.
Archive footage showing the launch of the Series 10 compact tractors is yet another contribution to the story of this important tractor class.
Finally, Stephen looks at the restoration of an early Ford 6610 tractor from rusty used condition back to as good as new.
- Running Time 85 minutes approx
- PAL DVD