TG1823 : Doe Triple D tractor - detail

taken 1 year ago, near to Marsham, Norfolk, Great Britain

Doe Triple D tractor - detail
Doe Triple D tractor - detail
Ernest Doe & Sons is a long established family firm with a network of branches in the South and East of England. The company started in 1898 with the lease of a blacksmith shop in Ulting near Maldon, Essex. During the 1950s, they were selling the products of several tractor manufacturers but when, in the late 1950s, local farmers were asking for a more powerful tractor to work the heavy land, the company launched its own tractor the Doe Dual Drive (commonly known as the Doe Triple D). This tractor is a combination of two Fordson Super Major tractor units > LinkExternal link minus their front wheels but with a turntable slung between them. This created a four wheel drive, articulated tractor, which at 100 horsepower, was twice as powerful as most other tractors on the market.
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Date Taken
Sunday, 13 August, 2017   (more nearby)
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Monday, 14 August, 2017
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Farm, Fishery, Market Gardening  People, Events 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TG 1834 2341 [10m precision]
WGS84: 52:45.8481N 1:14.0858E
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OSGB36: geotagged! TG 1833 2339
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North-northeast (about 22 degrees)
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