We run a working farm here at Dairy Barns and Ian loves his shiny, big John Deere tractor to work the fields but there’s currently a search going on to find Britain’s oldest working tractor. The LammaXchange farming machinery classified website has a fantastic prize of £1,000 up for grabs to the owner of the oldest tractor in Britain still earning its keep on a farm. Plus the 5 oldest vehicles that come to light will be exhibited later in the year. Bet Ian will want to go and take a look!
According to the EDP, they’ve already unearthed some real old vintage gems including an Allis-Chalmers, two Fordson Standards and some old grey Massey Fergusons. One Cumbrian farmer bought his new to feed his livestock and it was still going strong when he died aged 99 reflecting the can-do philosophy of hardworking British farmers.