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 Fordson Model N. Not since the days of trailed implements has the Model N been in regular farm work. Like the grey Fergie, it was another very popular tractor here. Today the Fordson is frequently seen in plowing matches, painted green (as shown here) or a rather lurid shade of orange used until World War II, when it was decided the tractors would be safer from bombs if they were painted a more discreet shade. This 1941 model belongs to and is driven by my brother Pete, a great fan of these particular tractors.