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A rare Peterbro tractor owned by R. Desborough on show at Newby Hall Vintage Gathering 2009

The Peterbro tractor was built by Peter Brotherhood Limited of Peterborough from 1920 till the mid 1930s.


Main article: Peter Brotherhood Ltd

The Peter Brotherhood company had a long history in the railway industry before branching out into the tractor market in the 1920s. The tractor was shown at the Royal show of 1920 and also won a bronze medal at the Royal Agricultural Societies show at Lincoln, being beaten to first place by a British Wallis tractor..

The tractor used a complicated but powerful paraffin engine from Ricardo.

The tractor developed 30 hp which was large for the British market at that time. They were more popular in Australia and New Zealand.

Preserved models

  • One example exists in the Hunday National Tractor Collection in Northumberland.
  • A couple more are Known to exist in the UK.
  • Several examples exist in New Zealand.
List of Preserved Peterbro tractors
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