Fordson Major: The Tractor of Choice

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

Roadless Major
Roadless produced tracked conversions for tractors, and Fordson Majors were popular subjects for such adaptations. This particular Roadless Half-Track Major that I’m pictured sitting on belongs to Alan Kelly, Anglesey, Wales, a massive fan of unusual Fordson Major variations. The half-track conversion provided excellent all-terrain capability with the handling ease of a wheeled machine. However, the advent of four-wheel drive tractors rendered these machines rather redundant.
Photo By Josephine Roberts