David Brown - Tractors on Film (DVD 056)
David Brown used film extensively to promote their products, introduce new ideas and keep their dealers and customers up to date. This DVD uses original David Brown footage to trace the history of their tractors from the original VAK-1, designed in the 1930s, right up to the 1410 and 1412 machines, the last to be built to David Brown specification, which were still coming out of the Melksham factory in 1980.
Machines featured include the legendary Cropmaster, the 25 and 30 series, Taskmaster industrial and airfield machines, the lightweight 2D, a 40TD crawler, 990 and 880 Implematics, three 1970s Highway Tractors and the Selectamatic range up to and including the 1200. Every major colour variation is illustrated, including a red 770 Selectamatic, and the later joint Case/David Brown livery. Technical innovations such as Traction Control, Livedrive and the Hydra-shift are introduced, along with the less-successful Autodrive automatic transmission.
David Brown Tractors on Film is an historical record of the machines as the company wanted them to be seen - as products that helped modernise British agriculture.
- Running time 60 minutes
- Colour, B/W. UK PAL DVD
- Aspect ratio 4:3
- Written and narrated by Alan Stennett
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