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The County Sea Horse was a special version of the County 654 tractor built in 1963, as a tractor for use in swampy or bogey conditions. The County Sea Horse was used for a publicity stunt in July 1963 crossing the English Channel in 7 hours and 50 minutes for the 28 mile crossing from France to England.
The tractor was fitted with oversize floatation tyres, with the wheel centres turned into tanks by plating over them. Front and rear buoyancy tanks were an option. and the tractor was waterproofed and electric omitted by using an inertia starter.
The tractor new was listed at £2.226 with out the buoyancy tanks. These optional extras were offered at £94
Several were sold but the original record breaking tractor was recently acquired and rebuilt by a Worcestershire engineer.
This tractor can be seen at shows in the UK.
- The tractor was at the Tractor World Show - Malvern in March 2009.
- June 2009 - The Astwood Bank Vintage Gathering held at S.E. Davis & Son collections Yard, near Redditch.
- List of County tractor models
- List of Tractor Manufacturers
- Special Purpose Tractors
- Shows and Meets
- Tractor Parts Dealers
- Clubs Listing
References / sources Edit
- Ford Tractor Conversions, by Stuart Gibbard, page 67
- Various articles in tractor magazines