DEPTFORD - LONDON - BRITTANY - RANDOM BITS OF HISTORY
Great photos of these lovely old tractors. X
Thank you so much for lovely pix!
I once used a little grey fergie as a student working to bring the hay harvest in. This was the only time of the year it was used. It did not have a battery so had to be pulled to jump start it, if I stalled it I was not very popular.On another farm there was an old red International tractor with useless brakes. I had to literally stand on the brake pedal to have any effect. Having to bring a trailer of straw bales down a hill on a single track road had me praying that I did not meet anyone coming the other way.
I have also driven a little old grey Fergie, and had to bring a trailer full of manure down a steep hill. It had no brakes worthy of the name. At the top of the hill you had to stop, bash it into low gear -- a task requiring some strength -- and hope that this would retard it sufficiently to keep you from being buried in the contents of the trailer.
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