A little history There are a variety of tractors inside and out at the National Museum of Rural Life, from most decades of the 20th century. The latest modern addition is the Deutz tractor, which pulls the Farm Explorer, used to take visitors to the farm. A little background From the early 20th century, the tractor helped to transform farm life in Scotland. Although horses were used to work the fields on farms up to the midth century, mechanised agriculture machinery began to come into use in the 19th century. The first steam powered farm implements in the early 19th century were portable engines, such as the Tuxford portable steam engine at the National Museums Collection Centre.
Ferguson TE 20, TO 20 and TO30 Serial Numbers | Vintage Tractor Engineer
History[ edit ] Three-point linkage on a TE20 The model name came from Tractor, England 20 horsepower  not the true power delivered but from a formula based on engine size. The TE range of Ferguson tractors was introduced in England in ,  following 30 years of continuous development of 'The Ferguson System' from The first work was to design a plough and linkage to integrate the tractor with its work in a manner that was an engineering whole. The automatic control system is now employed by almost all tractor manufacturers worldwide.