This DVD celebrates a marque which became known for its manufacturing excellence – Ford.
George French, Dennis Burston and fellow enthusiasts have selected thirty-two tractors to chart the range of Ford's output from the launch of the 6X range to the merger with New Holland.
The filming was carried out in Devon and Somerset in 2009 and 2010. Wherever possible, the tractors are shown working with appropriate implements including some fine examples of haymaking and silage equipment that will stir many a memory for farming viewers.
The machines covered by Ford Tractors 1965-95 include:
Fordson Super Dexta and Howard Rotavator
2000 and NH 401/5 crimper
3000 and NH 445E cutterbar mower
4000 and NH 30 flail mower
5000 and Wilder forage harvester and MF trailer
2000 and Kidd Rotaflail and MF trailer
3000 Select-o-speed and NH 245 haytedder
3000 and Bamford wuffler
4000 and NH 33 forage harvester and MF trailer
5000 and Ransome TS94 plough
7000 and NH 717 forage harvester
County 1124 with Boughton winch and front blade
County 754 and NH 33 forage harvester
4600 and trailer
4600 4wd and Ransomes plough
7600 and trailer
Muir Hill 121 with linkbox
4110 and bale wrapper
4610 and P2 2-drum mower
5610 and NH 276 baler and sledge
6810 and link box
7810 Silver Jubilee and Ransome TSF2000 plough
TW15 and trailer
TW25 and mole plough
TW35 and Dowdeswell plough
5030 and trailer
8630 and dump trailer
8630 and highways equipment
6640 and round bale loader
7840 with dung spreader and power harrow
8340 and Lucas straw chopper/feeder
New Holland 7840 with front linkage.
The period covered by the programme follows on from Stuart Gibbard's DVD, Fordson Farming.