Online Catalogue last updated 12th of September 2017
In this fourth MFA Special Edition using genuine archive films, we take a look at the impact Harry Ferguson's tractors and implements made to the mechanisation of the farm. The footage includes ways of dealing with the day to day labour intensive problems of keeping livestock by making use of existing equipment which usually included the TE20. We also focus on mechanised row crop thinning and in particular sugar beet. A film released in Australia all about the Fergie is highlighted and by all accounts the locals were mighty impressed.
Hen's teeth are more common than film of the Ferguson Model A tractor - better known as the Ferguson-Brown! This home movie footage of it harvesting and ploughing demonstrated beautifully what life was like all those years ago.
Farmers who farmed "The Ferguson Way" expected top quality products with top quality service and that's exactly what they got. Another programme is based at Ferguson's factory at Banner Lane and includes a rousing call to economically produce high quality tractors.
So with considerable help from the TE20, farming became much more efficient and that famous "three point hitch and hydraulic system" is still fitted to most tractors today - what an incredible legacy to the Mechanisation of the Farm.
Running time - 120 minutes
Code No. 016676, $33.00