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Roadless Ploughmaster 65
Roadless Ploughmaster 65 of 1967 reg NAH 619F at Newark VTH 08 - IMG 3580
Restored Ploughmaster 65 at Newark Vintage Tractor and Heritage Show
Model history
Model introduced 1964
Model discontinued 1968
Model status Discontinued
No. produced 1000
Preceded by Roadless Ploughmaster 6/2
Roadless Ploughmaster 6/4
Superseded by Roadless Ploughmaster 75
Engine Specification
Engine make Ford Engines
Engine model Ford 5000 engine
Fuel type Diesel
Power hp 65
Governed rpm {{{governedrpm}}}
No. of Cylinders 4
Cooling system Water
Naturally aspirated, Turbo or Supercharged NA
Transmission Details
Transmission type Manual + 4-wd Transfer box
Gearbox make Ford/Roadless
Forward 8
Reverse 2
Drive 4-WD
General Data
Linkage Category Cat I, Cat II
Other info
Factories Hounslow (conversion), England
Plow rating Unknown
Approximate Cost new in (year) £1,587 (1964 Smithfield show)[1]
Notes Based on the Ford 5000 tractor
Web site www.roadless.co.uk
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The Roadless Ploughmaster 65 was built by Roadless Traction Ltd from December 1964 to 1968 in Hounslow, Middlesex, England. It featured a 65 hp (48 kW) Ford 5000 engine.

Model History Edit

For Company history see
Main article: Roadless

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Specification Edit

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Variations and Options Edit

Serial Numbers Information Edit

The total number built is believed to be 1000 examples. No Model serial number data is tabulated here as all roadless tractor conversions had a sequential serial number for the Axle unit fitted & not related to the base tractors model or s/n.
See also: Roadless
were known axle numbers are listed (please add any new tractors to the list.

Note: John Bownes Ltd the current Roadless brand name owner & Archive/register keeper has the original build lists from the factory & will supply details to owners of the tractors history.

Preservation Edit

Little information on examples of these tractors in preservation is available.

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List of known Roadless Ploughmaster 65 conversions in preservation
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Reg No.
(if known)
Serial No.
(if known)
Build-Date Engine-Type/Model Owner
(if known)
Photo Were seen/Featured in Other info (i.e. special features)
CFO 498? Roadless no. ?/unknown Owner ? Roadless no. ? Ploughmaster 65 CFO 498? at roadless 90 - IMG 3343 Seen at Roadless 90th Event Reg number year letter unclear
NAH 619F Roadless no. ?(sn unknown) 1967 P. Ducksbury collection Roadless Ploughmaster 65 of 1967 reg NAH 619 (front) - P.Ducksbury at Newark 08 - IMG 3573 At Newark Tractor Show 2010 ?
DUJ 903C Roadless no. 3494 Owner ? Roadless 3494 ploughmaster 65 - DUJ 903C at Roadless 90 event - IMG 3462 Seen at Roadless 90th Event
GFL 51D Roadless no. 4102 John Pollard, ? Image needed LHB


Seen at
KDD 806E Roadless no. 4410 Owner ? Roadless no. 4410 ploughmaster 65 - KDD 806E at Roadless 90 - IMG 3121 Seen at Roadless 90th Event
NBD 146F Roadless no. 4620 1967 Owner ? Roadless 65 no. 4620 - NBD 146F at Bath 2010 - IMG 8250 At Somerset Vintage & Classic Tractor Show 2010
Reg no. ?(unknown) Roadless no. 4883 1967 Ford Owner ? Image needed LHB


For sale via John Bownes Ltd(April 2009)[2]
FMA 154F Roadless no. 4883 1967 Owner ? Roadless 4883 ploughmaster 65 - FMA 154F at Roadless 90 - IMG 3389 Seen at Roadless 90th Event
Reg no. ? Roadless no. 4888 Owner ? Roadless no 4888 Ploughmaster 65 at Malvern 09 - IMG 5480 At Tractor World Show - Malvern 2009
6199 MAN Roadless no. 7063 Owner ? Roadles no. 7063 - ploughmaster 65 -reg 6199 MAN at Malvern TW sale 2011 - IMG 7359 At Tractor World Show - Auction 2011
Reg no. Roadless no. ?/unknown Owner ? Image needed LHB


Seen at
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Seen at
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Reg no. Roadless no. ?/unknown Owner ? Image needed LHB


Seen at
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