This series of DVD programmes features eighty years of Ford tractor history, shown in chronological order, using original archive films from the Ford Motor Co Ltd.
Volume 1 starts with the original Model F of 1917, moving through the Standard models of the 1930s and early 40s. it includes a fascinating film called ‘Harness Your Horsepower’ dating from the early 1940s which demonstrates how to maintain the Model N. The Major and New Major machines from the late 1940s and 1950s are seen working on numerous tasks including sugar beet harvesting, bog drainage, and post hold digging. Some of the models feature wrap-around tracks and there is even one being tested with Roadless half-tracks, along with some ingenious inventions such as the robot tractor and the rabbit catcher!
- Running time 80 mins
- PAL DVD