Somerset Tractor Show

Once again the local Tractor Show arrived, and this year the theme was definitely blue! With Ford and Fordson taking the centre stage.

The show once again was full to capacity with tractors and as an exhibitor you need to register early to avoid disappointment.

here at yellowswirl we took 3 tractors down, an International 484, a Massey 135, and also the 1200.

it was indeed a good effort made by the various Ford clubs who provided many interesting exhibits.

My trip to the show was not without its problems however! On the Friday evening on route my 1200 decided to rupture a heater hose which spilled out onto the exhaust manifold! Causing limited visibility in the cab, so it was decided to park her in a local farm and attend a repair early the next morning.

a big thank you to Tom who stopped and helped escort the traffic around the tractor while attending to the problem.

A selection of photos from Show!

All cleaned up ready for the trip to the show.

Matched up to the Massey badged Bomford 24 cultivator

Spotted on the Saturday auction, a pair of French built Massey balers, a rare sight in the UK

They both sold and looked in very good order.

A close up of this very clean model.

A pristine 35x multi power tractor in the main hall.

The working end of this much sought after tractor now.
In the foreground a Massey 65 and our International 484

This very popular 135 multi power model fitted with the very period Duncan Cab and also front weights.

The very popular Duncan cab fitted with cab side turn indicators.
Also a back windscreen a luxury in the seventies!

The very popular 65 very collectible now and rightly so.

This one.a recent restoration and looking very original.

This T20 is fitted with a Ferguson toolbar that carries a Robot unit Transplanter, used for planting cabbage, lettuce, cauliflower, etc.. The implement was manufactured during the 50s in St Albans Hertfordshire, and it's a rare sight in these parts now for sure.

This planter could also be mounted onto a Ransommes tool bar, this 3 row planter was capable. of planting 5000 plants an hour! depending on the speed of the planters sitting on the back.
The trays of plants would be fix d forward onto the toolbar frame.

Once a common sight on most farms! The Ferguson saw bench.

Many rows of Fergusons filled the main hall

A regular visitor to the Somerset Show this 1150 in its original patina.

A classic show winning combination, just about every farm would of had one of these Vicon varispreaders.

A cracking exibit amongst th Fergusons.

A Massey Harris 820 makes a welcome visit to the show.

Also at the show several model displays! This one featuring two Massey Combines at work, very impressive!

Courtesy of a coconut mat and some wood shavings! This Massey Activa in working position. A very good display.

More Highlights of show on Tractor Show Pt 2