Fordson Major: The Tractor of Choice

Josephine Roberts discusses the Fordson Major, one of the most popular tractors in 1960s Britain

Fordson Major
My nephew Matthew is the proud owner of this Fordson Major. It might look like a regular Major, but look closer and you can see that the bonnet has been lengthened to house a much larger engine. The previous owner made a tidy job of fitting this 1958 tractor with an engine out of a Ford D1000 Tipper lorry, thereby creating a beefy tractor powerful enough to tow heavy loads and work on wet land.
Photo By Josephine Roberts