Sue and Martin above Zermatt - 2018

Sue and Martin above Zermatt - 2018

Friday, 27 October 2017

A Green Tractor

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This rather smart Fendt Farmer 2 supports AlanR’s colour coding observations detailed in his comment on the previous ‘tractor’ posting.

Thanks for the excellent picture, Nick.

AlanR has commented as follows:

The Fendt Farmer 2 is a nice machine. Not cheap. Made in the early ‘60s. I have never managed to see one close up but I did know it from brochures. A 3 cylinder engine producing about 45 hip. The tractor never had a cab as standard, it was an add on accessory. You can tell by looking at it that the cab just doesn’t look right. They weren’t into operator comfort then. That front screen must have cost a fortune to produce and it was also hinged so that it would push outwards. Why they wanted this I’m not sure, it seems over elaborate. Thanks for sharing the picture.
This one is registered in Erlangen-Hochstadt in beautiful Bavaria. (I had to look that up).

Thanks Alan, I thought this extra information was worthy of inclusion in the main text.

3 comments:

AlanR said...

The Fendt Farmer 2 is a nice machine. Not cheap. Made in the early ‘60s. I have never managed to see one close up but I did know it from brochures. A 3 cylinder engine producing about 45 hip. The tractor never had a cab as std, it was an add on accessory. You can tell by looking at it that the cab just doesn’t look right. They weren’t into operator comfort then. That front screen must have cost a fortune to produce and it was also hinged so that it would push outwards. Why they wanted this I’m not sure, it seems over elaborate. Thanks for sharing the picture.
This one is registered in Erlangen-Hochstadt in beautiful Bavaria. (I had to look that up).

Phreerunner said...

Thanks Alan - I've added your comment to the text...

wuxing said...

Thanks Martin (and Alan). Bavaria is indeed beautiful in parts, although cold wet and windy today!