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VIDEO: World’s oldest petrol tractor?

It is understood that the first commercially successful light-weight, petrol-powered, general-purpose tractor was built by Dan Albone, a British inventor in 1901, who eventually formed Ivel Agricultural Motors Limited.

The company built a 3-wheeled lightweight tractor powered by a 2 cylinder gasoline engine of 8 hp (6.0 kW), that sold for £300, a considerable sum in the 1900s; it continued building tractors until it ceased trading in 1920.

In this video, you can see this historic tractor at work, harvesting oats with a binder in Moynalty steam threshing festival, Co. Meath.

 

Video source: Videos of Irish Farming Life Youtube

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