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    Versatile 276

    I'd forgot about this tractor until these pictures surfaced recently!

    The trade plates date it to when we had the lorries so I'd plump for late 1980's. Being a customer of John Wilder Ltd we had been asked to try a tractor that head been brought over from the states for evaluation. I remember having a look around it when dropped off and did look at it working while we had it for several days.







    I think there was some hope that growing spuds and iceberg lettuce it might find a niche but IIRC the feedback was something of nothing, perhaps why we never saw another one again?
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    Re: Versatile 276

    Quote Originally Posted by Footsfitter View Post
    I'd forgot about this tractor until these pictures surfaced recently!

    The trade plates date it to when we had the lorries so I'd plump for late 1980's. Being a customer of John Wilder Ltd we had been asked to try a tractor that head been brought over from the states for evaluation. I remember having a look around it when dropped off and did look at it working while we had it for several days.







    I think there was some hope that growing spuds and iceberg lettuce it might find a niche but IIRC the feedback was something of nothing, perhaps why we never saw another one again?
    My son drove versatile in Australia,now, mid eighties. Robert,eldest son.
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    Re: Versatile 276

    Any pics of the inside of the cab FF?

    Hope you're well, I've not been on for a while, great to see you posting too Jack Caley.

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    Re: Versatile 276

    Quote Originally Posted by Spud View Post
    Any pics of the inside of the cab FF?

    Hope you're well, I've not been on for a while, great to see you posting too Jack Caley.
    Hello Spud,

    Sadly those are the only pictures taken of it. So different now with a phone in your pocket!


    Not too bad thanks, and yourself? Still spud bashing then- bit of a challenge down here towards the end so it seemed
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    Quote Originally Posted by Spud View Post
    Any pics of the inside of the cab FF?

    Hope you're well, I've not been on for a while, great to see you posting too Jack Caley.
    Was in your part of the world yesterday,near Pickering.
    I do love your part of the world,more what I call real farming, rather than the dull arable farming we have here.Met two interesting characters with show room condition B614,s, MF35X,Nuffield DM4, MF188'Harley Davidson ,s, cars etc.
    Great day out,
    jack caley.

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    Re: Versatile 276

    thank you for sharing. Nice photo

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