Old Tractors vs. Vintage Tractors

Tales from Wales: Josephine Roberts offers a personal insight into what's in vogue for tractor collectors over in Blighty!

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The Field Marshall (this model a 1947 Series 2) is one of the most eye-catching of tractors regularly spotted at vintage shows. The unmistakable “thump-thump” of the single-cylinder engine never fails to get the attention of passersby. Even in its day, the Field Marshall wasn’t a tractor the average farmer owned. They tended to be owned by contractors and were more often used to power threshing machines than perform everyday farm work. I’d still like to own one just the same, even if it was just to go shopping on!