Thinking Tractors Part Two – A New
Part Two of the first two DVDs in a 4-
part series covering the Massey Ferguson
3000 series from its birth in 1986 to
the range’s replacement in 1994.
The modern tractor as we know it today
was born in 1986. In this programme we
take a look at how the brand new Massey
Ferguson 3000 Series tractors were
introduced to the farming public
followed by the bigger 3600 Series
machines that took the new electronic
revolution to new heights.
Using previously unseen archive footage
we are taken back to the mid-1980s and
it soon becomes plain that the new
Massey Ferguson 3000 and 3600 Series set
the benchmark by which all other
tractors will be measured. Electronics
had only been used very sparingly in
agricultural machinery up to now but,
thanks to Massey Ferguson, the future
had changed forever!
The wealth of original Massey Ferguson
films is joined by a unique look at one
particular 3070 tractor at work on a
Suffolk farm during the 1990s taken from
our own archives and giving us a
fascinating case study of the 3070 model
To follow later this spring are Parts
Three and Four. Part Three – Extended
Family will cover the introduction of
new models including the 3100 series.
Part Four – End of an Era will cover the
final new models in the 3000 series plus
the Dynashift transmission and the
replacement of the whole range in 1994.
- Running time 90 mins approx
- PAL DVD