After our harvest in September we sprayed off the stubble and at the end of the month we again left the ploughing to the Tef 20 tractors as we did the previous season, our own crops again in 2016 will be spring barley
and the ploughed land will be left for the winter for mother nature to break down for the coming seasons planting.
Land owner Howard and our friends George and Frank would use their own tractors and ploughs, the
weather looked set to be warm and dry for several days so ideal conditions and time to crack on with the job.
No stranger to these tractors Frank has in the past rebuilt several models from odd parts found in many
places and auctions in various states of disrepair and he has donated them to overseas charities to be used in under developed areas.His own tractor rfo 471 was made up of parts of three different tractors, the gear box
and back end came from the Shetland islands.
George's Tef 140 YUU 1954 we think came from Ireland, it is fitted with a 2 furrow Ford plough! Which was Probably built in the late1940s!
Howard's Tef ESL.667Has a 1952 engine and 1954 back end!! So obviously was at sometime subject to some restoration.