CC Global: 2017 Oogstdagen (Harvest Days) – Classic Farm Tractors

Many classic farm tractors were also present at the Oogstdagen-event I visited recently. Here’s an impression, starting with a David Brown 770 Selectamatic from the UK. This model, with a 2.4 liter 3-cylinder diesel engine, was offered from 1965 to 1970.

Everybody knows the brand with the prancing horse. Here’s the brand with the prancing deer(e).

It’s on this John Deere 4240S, with a magnificent 6-cylinder diesel roar and turbo whistle. This Deere model was built in the early eighties.

Modern and classic, side by side. A new John Deere 7230R and a 4250 youngtimer.

Fendt, the diesel fueled horse.

The Fendt Farmer 3S was introduced in 1966, it’s powered by a 3.0 liter 4-cylinder MWM diesel engine, 45 hp.

In 1985 the CaseIH 1455 XL superseded the International Harvester 1455 XL. It was built in Neuss, Germany, and is powered by an International Harvester DT-402 engine. The transmission comes from ZF.

The oldest couple at the show, these McCormick-Deering Farmalls. Neatly parked on a drawbar trailer, towed by the 1455 XL further above.

And a John Deere Gator to boot. Mind you, 24 Volt 2-Speeds plus Reverse.

These guys with their big toys are getting ready for a little game.

A Unimog 406, this medium-duty model was introduced in 1963. The original Unimog (Universal-Motor-Gerät) was designed by Albert Friedrich, right after the Second World War.

Initially 4 prototype Unimogs were built by Erhard & Söhne, in 1949 its series production started at the Boehringer Werkzeugmaschinen company. From 1951 onwards the Unimog has been a full Daimler-Benz operation.

After the Unimog comes a Ford 5000.

Then a John Deere 80 from the mid-fifties.

And a Swedish Volvo BM (Bolinder-Munktell) 600.

The trick was to find the perfect horizontal standstill-balance on a king-size seesaw.

And the Unimog, the living off-road legend, succeeded very quickly.

The last one, a Deutz-Fahr DX 4.50 from the eighties with a 4.1 liter 4-cylinder air cooled diesel engine.