The mechanisation of agriculture is probably the most important result of the industrial revolution, with advancements in technology taking a huge leap forward in the last fifty years or so. Today machinery has been developed to carry out every task possible on the modern farm.
This two part programme uses footage taken over the last five years to show the widest possible variety of tractors and machinery at work out in the fields of Britain as the as the seasons pass from winter through spring, summer, autumn and back to winter again.
This, the first part of the story takes us from manure spreading in January to silage harvesting at the beginning of June. Other machinery seen in action includes various cultivators, power harrows, drills, ploughs, sprayers, fertiliser spreaders, yard scrapers, slurry tankers, planters, bed-formers, de-stoners and flail mowers to name just a few.
All this plus loads of modern tractors at work along with materials handlers and also some older classic kit which proves that farming today is not all shiny metal and high horsepower!
Join us for an all out action adventure as farm machinery comes to life through the year!
- Running time 110 mins
- PAL DVD