The farming machinery classified website, LammaXchange, has launched a quest to discover Britain’s oldest working tractor.
In addition to winning £1,000, the owner of the oldest model entered via the LammaXchange website, will be profiled in Farmers Guardian and will be invited to display their tractor at the company’s sister event, LAMMA 2016.
“We know there are a lot of very well used old tractors on Britain’s farms, and we want to seek them out and tell their stories,” says James Rickard of LammaXchange. “Whether you use your old workhorses for yard-scraping, mowing or checking your sheep, we want to hear from you!”
Rickard adds that their quest is not only a salute to the ingenuity of farmers to fix almost anything, but also to the brilliance of Britain’s heritage in agricultural engineering. “Some of the world’s oldest machinery brands originate from Britain, in the era when we became global leaders in engineering and innovation. Who knows, it may be one of those early British-made machines that wins!”
If you think you have the winning old tractor on your farm, or know someone who does, LammaXchange wants to hear from you.
Anyone looking to enter can go to: here and upload a photograph of their tractor, the date of manufacture of the tractor and their contact details.