• Short Summary

    PEOPLE FROM MANY PARTS OF THE WORLD ATTENDED THE FIRST DEMONSTRATION OF A NEW TRACTOR OF REVOLUTIONARY DESIGN, AIMED AT ECONOMY AND SIMPLICITY, GIVEN BY THE MANUFACTURERS AT A BEDFORDSHIRE FARM TODAY (THURSDAY).

  • Description

    1.
    LV GUESTS INVITED FOR DEMONSTRATION.
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    2.
    SCU PLACARD "TROJAN MONOTRACTOR SEEDING."
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    3.
    GV TRACTOR FITTED WITH SEEDING ATTACHMENTS.
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    4.
    SV PAN... MAN LOOKING TO TRACTOR.
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    5.
    SCU MAN STARTS TRACTOR.
    0.24

    6.
    GV PEOPLE LOOK.
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    7.
    GV TO SCU... TRACTOR IN ACTION FITTED WITH SEEDING ATTACHMENTS.
    0.33

    8.
    SCU TO REAR V... DITTO.
    0.44

    9.
    SCU FOREIGN GUESTS AT DEMONSTRATION.
    0.48

    10.
    CU FRANK TURNER OF CANADA.
    0.50

    11.
    CU RUBEN SUAREZ OF CUBA.
    0.52

    12.
    CU S. PEROTTONI OF ITALY.
    0.55

    13.
    REAR V... TRACTOR FITTED WITH RIDGING ATTACHMENTS.
    1.03

    14.
    SCU TO SV... RIDGE ATTACHMENTS.
    1.11

    15.
    SV MAN MEASURES RIDGE MADE BY TRACTOR (APPROX. 8 INCHES).
    1.19

    16.
    CU TRACTOR OVER CAMERA FITTED WITH SPRAYING ATTACHMENT.
    1.22

    17.
    SV PAN TO GV... DITTO.
    1.33

    18.
    SV SMALL BOY TRACTOR.
    1.37

    19.
    SV AND REAR V... DITTO (2 SHOTS)
    1.45



    Initials AA/V/MGT/LW



    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: PEOPLE FROM MANY PARTS OF THE WORLD ATTENDED THE FIRST DEMONSTRATION OF A NEW TRACTOR OF REVOLUTIONARY DESIGN, AIMED AT ECONOMY AND SIMPLICITY, GIVEN BY THE MANUFACTURERS AT A BEDFORDSHIRE FARM TODAY (THURSDAY).

    KNOWN AS THE TROJAN MONOTRACTOR, IT IS THE RESULT OF TWO AND A HALF YEARS RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT BY THE NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF AGRICULTURAL ENGINEERING, AT THE SPECIAL REQUEST OF THE BRITISH COLONIAL OFFICE, AND THE DEPARTMENT FOR TECHNICAL COOPERATION IN TROPICAL AGRICULTURE.

    NEED WAS FOR A LOW-COST, EASY-TO-OPERATE TRACTOR - AND THE MAKERS BELIEVE THIS TRACTOR FULFILLS THE REQUIREMENTS.

    ONE OF THE MOST IMMEDIATELY STRIKING THINGS ABOUT THE NEW TRACTOR IS ITS APPEARANCE. IT HAS ONLY ONE REAR WHEEL. IT IS POWERED BY A COMPARATIVELY TINY FOUR-STROKE PETROL ENGINE, THE CLINTON 410 C.C. OR THE VILLIERS 440 C.C.

    IT WILL SELL IN THE UNITED KINGDOM AT A BASIC PRICE OF GBP270, BUT WILL BE EXPORTED AT A PRICE OF GBP185.

    IT HAS A WIDE RANGE OF EQUIPMENT FOR SPECIALISED PURPOSES WHICH IS FITTED TO ITS FRONT OR MID-MOUNTED TOOLBAR.

    TECHNICALLY: IT WEIGHS 1,300 LBS (589 KGS), AND IS FITTED WITH AN EXTRUDED BOX SECTION TUBE CHASSIS. IT HAS A REDUCTION GEARBOX WITH TWO FORWARD GEARS AND ONE REVERSE, TRANSMISSION IS BY AN ENDLESS FLAT BELT WITH JOCKEY PULLEY. THE WHEELBASE IS 66 INS (167.6CMS) AND IT HAS A 60 INS (152.4 CMS) TRACK. THE TURNING CIRCLE IS 21 FEET (640 CMS), AND THE OVERALL LENGTH IS 113 INS (287 CMS) INCLUDING DRAWBAR, AND TOOLBAR. THE DRAWBAR PULL IS 550 LBS (250 KGS) FOR CULTIVATED LAND, AND 750 LBS (340 KGS) FOR DRY TARMAC.

    MR JAMES AGG, THE COMPANY'S MANAGING DIRECTOR, SAID AT THE DEMONSTRATION HE BELIEVED THE NEW TRACTOR WOULD MEET A WORLD-WIDE NEED - PARTICULARLY IN THE LESS DEVELOPED COUNTRIES WHERE IT WOULD MAKE A GREAT CONTRIBUTION TO FOOD PRODUCTION.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA7CH2K5UULBE3065H630C57QFH
    Media URN:
    VLVA7CH2K5UULBE3065H630C57QFH
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    25/04/1963
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:45:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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