Fordson Industrial Power Major
Tamar Vintage Tractors - Fordson Industrial Power Major
Looking for something a little different? This genuine Industrial Fordson Power Major will certainly stand out in a line-up and has many unique features, only found on the Industrial variants.
First registered in 1959, this tractor belonged to the Ministry of Supply and was stationed at the Rocket Propulsion Establishment at Westcott, Buckinghamshire. The Westcott base was involved in the development of the Blue Streak Missile for the British cold war nuclear deterrent.
This period of its working life is still evident in the yellow livery and RPE Westcott signage on each side of the bonnet. It is equipped with a Broughton Winch and STA-DRI Cab. The Cab is all complete, in good condition and still features its original work lights.
The tin work on this tractor is in exceptional condition - there are still Dyno-tape labels in various locations, giving instructions to the driver when it was stationed at Westcott.
rear wheels are fitted with wheel weights and the tractor benefits from an industrial braking system whereby the brakes act directly on the rear wheel and a single brake pedal is fitted.
Interestingly, there is no tachograph in the cab to monitor engine speed. In its place sits a factory-fitted blanking plate with the later fitment of a speedometer to the lower dash.
In its recent ownership, the engine has been rebuilt and a new, full- set of tyres has been fitted.
It is fitted with a Broughton winch which is regarded as ‘the Rolls-Royce’ of winches and it remains fully functional.
This is an incredibly unique tractor with a fascinating history which remains in full working order. This would make an interesting exhibit at a rally or would be more than capable of going straight to work!
A current V5 is included.
Based in Tavistock, Devon. Part exchanges are welcome.
Nationwide delivery can be arranged.