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Crawley Agrimotor Co.

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Crawley Agrimotor of 1920 (rear rhs) at Newark VTH 08 IMG 3602

A Crawley Agrimotor from the rear rhs showing driving position

The Crawley Agrimotor Co. produced a number of motor ploughs (walking tractors) and lightweight tractors built in Essex in the early 20th century. They were marketed as as Agrimotors.

HistoryEdit

Around 1913 the Crawley brothers from Saffron Walden, Essex designed a motor plough. The first three were built by Garretts of Leiston, Suffolk over the next couple of years.

The brothers subsequently opened their own factory, to produced a series of motor ploughs and the three-wheeled 'Agrimotor' vehicles. The factory remained in operation for around a decade till the firm shut in the 1920s depression with many other firms.

The company participated in the International Tractor Trials, and Agricultural Machinery Exhibition - 1919 nr Lincoln, England.

PreservationEdit

A number of examples survive with a couple restored to working order.

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