John Deere is one of the oldest farm machinery manufacturing companies in the world today, and its familiar green livery is known to tractor and machinery enthusiasts everywhere, so when the famous Carrington steam and Vintage Rally featured the company it got an excellent response.
Machines present included a number of Waterloo Boys, the company’s fist tractor, often sold in the UK as Overtimes.
John Deere then launched its ‘letter’ series of tractors, and representatives of the A, B and C, or General Purpose –GP- ranges were all on show at Carrington, including early examples of the tricycle wheel arrangements that became so familiar on British row-cop farms during WWII.
Representative machines from Mannheim factory of the German manufacturer Lanz, taken over by Deere after the war, were also on display, alongside post-war tractors from the Company’s European and American plants. The change-over from he letters to numbers and the introduction of the Generation 2 range is also covered.
This film includes interviews with the tractor’s owners as well as working footage filmed on farms in the local area around Carrington.
- Running time 76 mins
- PAL DVD