tractor

Allis-Chalmers HD6

Ian Longley on Allis-Chalmer HD6, breaking in a block on Motueka? Station, Maori-owned land next to Wimbledon

Barclay Motors Show Stand 1954

Barclay Motors Limited’s stand at Hawke’s Bay Agricultural and Pastoral Association’s Spring Show, Hastings, 1954

Text on signs –

“The Ferguson System
TRACTORS   IMPLEMENTS
MADE IN ENGLAND
BARCLAY MOTORS LTD.
KARAMU RD. – HASTINGS.
Hawke’s Bay Distributors

FERGUSON SYSTEM
FERGUSON
Sales and Services
BARCLAY MOTORS LTD.
KARAMU RD. N. – HASTINGS -“

Barclay Motors Show Stand 1956

Barclay Motors Limited’s stand at Hawke’s Bay Agricultural and Pastoral Association’s Spring Show, Hastings, 1954, showing erection of display and final display

Bob Wilson

Bob Wilson at Brookvale Road

Bob is Maisie Cooper’s brother, Franks’ uncle

Clearing Vegetation

Clearing vegetation beside the implement shed on the Curtis family farm, Mt Erin Road, Pukahu

Crawler Tractor

Men with Bedford truck refuelling International TD6 crawler tractor

Crawler Tractor and Plough

International TD6 Crawler tractor pulling a grader

Cultivator

Heavy duty cultivator on back of Mercedes tractor in action
Tines made in Wanganui
Dual wheels front and back, outer wheel smaller so that tractor does not slip

Discing

Contractor from Porangahau discing paddock at Tawadale

Docking Gear

Heading out docking with temporary fencing for yards on front and back of small Mercedes tractor

Farming Scenes

Farming scenes that may be in Hawke’s Bay

1 – woolshed, shearers and sheep
2 – haymaking in Rawhiti Orchard; postcard with one penny postage stamp
3 – tractor with woman driver and male behind
4 – tractor with driver; man and boy behind
5 – bullocks and men beside shed
6 – men threshing hay

If you have information about any of these photos please let us know –

Ferguson Training School

Matt Tweedie in centre

Photo caption on rear –

“Ferguson tractor assembly plant Palmerston North (about 1954)
(TRAINING SCHOOL)  TUTOR BRUCE ANDREWS IN WHITE COAT”

Text on sign –

“The
FERGUSON SYSTEM
BRITAIN’S FOREMOST SYSTEM
OF MECHANISED FARMING”

Fertiliser Spreader

Spreading fertiliser with Mercedes tractor

Fertiliser Spreader

Spreading fertiliser from small Mercedes tractor

Fertiliser Spreaders

Two different fertiliser spreaders on the back of two Mercedes tractors

Fordson Tractor 1920

First Fordson tractor, driven by Don Cameron, towing planks to build bridge on Tawadale farm, 1920
He worked for AWS Longley for 34 years

Haymaking

W6 McCormick Deering tractor pulling New Holland baler

Mackie Transport

All Mercedes vehicles
Two Mercedes tractors towing Mackie Transport fertiliser truck
Mackie Transport from Waipukurau

Mackie Transport

All Mercedes vehicles
Mackie Transport truck from Waipukurau dumping fertiliser on ground, ready to be put into the fertiliser spreader
Ian Longley and unknown man

Mangolds Crop 1967

Mangolds grown on the Curtis family farm, Mt Erin Road, Pukahu, and sowing of the crops with the Massey-Ferguson tractor, 1967