American Tractors in Great Britain

With British tractors in short supply, the import of American tractors was ramped up to assist farmers during World War I.

A detachment of the RASC Fodder Baling Corps, with Burrell steam engines, Ruston balers, and living and cooking vans in tow. “It’s speculation on my part,” Sam Moore says, “but I’d guess the women were along to cook for the troops.” The 3-wheeled car in the foreground, an early Morgan, is undoubtedly for the use of the commanding officer. The Morgan firm continues to produce 3-wheelers today.
Period photo courtesy Peter Longfoot