Tractors at Biddenden Tractorfest & Country Fair
The forerunner of the modern tractor goes back to the late nineteenth century when petrol/gasoline power took over from steam. However it wasn’t until 1901 that the first commercially successful lightweight Tractor was built it was three wheeled and called the, ‘Ivel Agricultural Motor’, the word ‘Tractor’ did not come into common use until later.
While unpopular at first, gasoline-powered machines began to catch on in the 1910s, when Henry Ford introduced the FORDSON, a mass-produced tractor.
At TRACTORFEST you will see a wide variety of TRACTORS which have been developed since those pioneering days of the late nineteenth century to the large tractors which are part of farming today.
To exhibit your tractor please go to EXHIBIT page.
We don’t promise you’ll see a TRACTOR from the nineteenth century at TRACTORFEST but we do promise you a day full of variety, SOMETHING FOR EVERYONE.
Have an enjoyable day – THANK YOU FOR SUPPORTING TRACTORFEST.