Newman was a brand of compact tractor built in 1948 after the second world war in Grantham Lincolnshire by Newman Industries Ltd. They were built like several other brands as a cheap tractor for small holding to increase food production and to diversify engineering capacity with the end of war related works.
The tractor was a simple design with a C channel chassis ans a single cylinder engine. The machine was sophisticated in that it had adjustable wheel track for row crop work and a good ground clearance compared to early Ferguson and Fordson models. The tractors were only built for a few years.
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A few examples exist but as they were not built in large numbers only the odd one appears at UK tractor rallies and working days, often in the Horticultural section.
|Reg no.||Model no.||Serial number||Year||Owner||Image||Notes / were seen|
|GRP 19||Newman WD2||s/n no. 0004||1948||Ian Burgin|| At LAMMA Show 2009|
Third tractor built on production line
|JNX 835||Newman AN3||s/n unknown||1949||Robin Warner|| At Stoke Goldington Steam Rally|
Fitted with a Coventry Victor 2-cylinder engine
|Reg no. ?||Newman AN4/2||s/n VP 1141||1948 ?||Jim Von ?, Manchester||At Belvoir Castle Steam Festival 2009|
Tractor on display at LAMMA Show 2009
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