Bright Tractor

This bright blue and orange tractor brightened my day on 09 Feb 2019 when I was at the 60th Anniversary Rally of the Southland Steam Engine Club at Brydone near Gore, Southland, New Zealand.

This tractor’s a beauty!

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At some point it towed this great lumbering hulk from the edge of the field toward the centre. I imagine a demonstration ensued but I must have been elsewhere.

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This hulk appears similar to the big weathered wooden hulk stored by the dairy factory that I posted a photo of in my recent blog  Weathered or Worn. Nigel thought that might be a thresher and I suspect he’s right.. this hulk might be a thresher too. Anyone who knows about these machines is welcome to offer an opinion in the Comments.

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Later the hulk was back at the edge of the field, some spectators enjoyed its shade

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Plaque on the side of the hulk

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By Royal Letters Patent, Clayton & Shuttleworth, Lincoln. No. 24121


Text and photos by Liz; Exploring Colour (2019)

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  1. Fun post! I read somewhere that tractor paint colors were specific to brands – to help identify them when passers by see them way out in a field – like John Deere green. I love the colors on this one! I wonder if that’s unique to that company?

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  2. I’m not a farmer or gearhead, but I think you’re right, and this is a standalone threshing machine – – Allis-Chalmers and Case used to make similar contraptions near here (Milwaukee). When I first saw the plaque, I thought, Lincoln, Nebraska, but of course, it’s a British company and Lincoln, England.

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  3. The tractor reminds me of my brother’s childhood toys – looks just like them. There used to be an old (but smaller) thresher at a farm near us when we were kids. (A relic of the past!) And I’ve seen them in farm museums too – they do look very similar to ‘the hulk’.

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