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Monday, 30 January 2017

Lincolnshire Tractors.

Lincolnshire is mainly an agricultural county.

"Mechanisation around 1900 greatly diminished the number of workers required to operate the county's relatively large farms, and the proportion of workers in the agricultural sector dropped substantially during this period. Several major engineering companies developed in Lincoln, Gainsborough and Grantham to support those changes, perhaps most famously Fosters of Lincoln, who built the first tank, and Richard Hornsby & Sons of Grantham. Most such companies are long gone, and Lincolnshire is no longer an engineering centre"

Above information courtesy of Wikipedia.

On a day out to the Market Town of Louth I called in at 2 of the main dealerships for agricultural machinery.  Both companies gave me permission to photograph their tractors which were very impressive and VERY BIG!

These were at "Peacock & Binningtons'.




These tractors and combine harvester were at the premises
of Licolnshire Motors (Agricultural).





This machine is huge, the front wheels nearly as tall as me.