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Sunday
Jan062013

Tweed Tractors-Tractor Show

Recently while cleaning out my fathers’ office we found an old photo album filled with Polaroid photos. The album included photos from the early days of the family business, Tweed Tractors, operating in Murwillumbah NSW.

Tweed Tractors started in the early 1980’s as a tractor dealership selling and servicing Shibaura Tractors. It also sold in the Tweed area Allis Chalmers, Universal Farmliner, and John Deere tractors. During the 1980’s the company acquired Subaru and Mitsubishi car franchises. Later on taking on the franchise for Mitsubishi-Fuso Trucks. I started my apprenticeship in the truck workshop in 1999. The company name changed to Bedser Automotive in early 2000’s with the development of a 2nd dealership in Tweed Heads. This part of the business including the car dealership in Murwillumbah was sold in 2007. Today the company trades as Murwillumbah Truck Centre and is a dealer for Daimler trucks which includes Fuso, Freightliner and Mercedes-Benz truck brands.

What brought interest to me in the album was the photos of vintage tractors at a show, asking my Dad he thinks it was at a show in Beenleigh QLD where Tweed Tractors had a display, most likely the early to mid 1980’s.

On this post you can see these photos of the Tweed Tractors display and some of the various vintage tractors there. Would be interesting to know where these tractors are today and what condition they are in. Anyone with any information please leave a comment.

 

 


My Grandfathers Ferguson type A which is apart of our tractor collection today, in the foregound. three new Shibaura tractors and a Subaru Serpa far right.

Subaru wagon and the Ferguson A again

A John Deere model BR with a Fordson behind it.


In the above photo is Two Lanz Bulldog tractors and a John deere Model R, the Model R was the first diesel tractor made by John Deere

 

A Farmall running a water pump off its belt pulley, this tractor has a single front wheel

A steam traction engine I believe is a garrett

From left to right a Farmall A, and two Feild marshall tractors, the Feild Marshall was an English made single cylinder diesel tractor.

A Catterpillar 2 ton 

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