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Project 20 - Part 1 (DVD)

Project 20 - Part 1 (DVD)

  • £16.95

Project 20 focuses on farming and contracting with modern classic tractors and machinery in Suffolk during 2019 and 2020. It features tractors from a wide variety of manufacturers including Fendt, Mercedes-Benz, Ford, Caterpillar, New Holland and John Deere. These all date, where possible, from before the turn of the millennium. Part One of the series starts off by turning back the clock to September 2019 to a ploughing spectacle of epic proportions involving four articulated giants (Ford FW-30 and FW-60, a Versatile 946 and a John Deere 8850). These were working together with large nine and ten furrow Dowdeswell ploughs, creating a very unique sight and sound.

It then follows the subsequent land work through the year’s incredibly wet autumn and into spring 2020. Some late wheat drilling is followed by typical springtime activities such as top dressing, rolling, seedbed cultivations and drilling spring beans and spring linseed. A John Deere 4455 and 4955 work together to prepare a seedbed for sugar beet and dry conditions continue as maize and wild bird seed mixtures are sown.

An eclectic mix of tractors and plenty of action means Project 20 will appeal to anyone with an interest in classic farm machinery. The story will continue in Part Two (due out soon).

  • Running time 137 minutes
  • Aspect ratio 16:9

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