The Delights of Diesel Tractors

A 1954 Ferguson TEF diesel tractor enters the annual Anglesey Ploughing Match.

The earlier Ferguson tractors ran on straight petrol. Later models used Tractor Vapourising Oil. Because petrol was, and still is, heavily taxed here in the UK, as mechanisation became widespread, people soon began to favour diesel tractors, because agricultural diesel (what we call here “red” diesel), is a fraction of the cost of petrol.
Photo by Josephine Roberts