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Friday 21st August 2009

Visit to the Paul Rackham Collection


"The Rackham Collection, put together over a number of years by Norfolk farmer and businessman Paul Rackham, represents one of the most important historic collections of agricultural machinery in the UK with over 250 tractors and numerous implements. The tractors span the veteran, vintage and classic eras and include several early and unique models. It also contains probably the largest and most important collection of Ferguson tractors, implmenets and equipment in the world; the nucleus of which is the famous Hunday Ferguson Collection, formely owned by renowned cattle breeder, the late John Moffitt. John was also the founder of the former National Tractor Museum and two of the rarest tractors from the collection; the British Wallis and the Weeks Dungey 'New simplex', are now also owned by Paul Rackham".


Twose Tractomount Road Roller


 Front weight frame with forklift


 Another view of the forklift



 An early 1939 Ford Ferguson with aluminium bonnet

 the Ferguson Brown





 Ferguson Side Delivery Rake

 A view of the vast collection in the huge shed



 Hydrovane 25cfm compressor fitted to the Diesel Industrial Tractor



 Ferguson Mounted Combine



 Chitted Seed Potato Planter



 Ivan (the engineer), Max Skeet (Ferguson Collector) and me (in red top) examining a Ferguson Beet Lifter




 Ferguson Banana Loader with push off fork and stands




 Ferguson 12 tine buckrake and Kale cutrake




 Very rare diesel engine Vanguard service van (same engine as TEF-20)




 Another extremely rare implement - Ferguson Game Flusher designed to scare birds away before the mower comes behind




 Another view of the Collection - note Ferguson Beet Topper in centre of picture



 The stationary elctormatic hammer mill alongside the conventional tractor mounted one



 Very nice Massey Harris GP four wheel drive




 Early fergie with teaspoon loader and manure spreader on rear

 All you can see is grey


Many thanks to Paul for having us come along and especially to Ivan , pauls tractor restorer for showing us around for some four odd hours and talking us through the collection.

Huge Holt 75 painted in Military Green was a British Army Machine during the 1st World War built in 1918

A few well restored Caterpillar Crawlers 

The ultra rare new simplex tractor

 Callum inspects the earthscoops and dump skips