Roadless Ploughmaster 6/4
Roadless 2285 - Ploughmaster 6-4 reg TPR 353 in green yellow at Roadless 90 - IMG 3465
Roadless no. 2285 an early ploughmaster 6/4 returning from the working area at the Roadless 90 Event in 2009
Model history
Model introduced 1962
Model discontinued 1964
Model status Discontinued
No. produced 260
Superseded by Roadless Ploughmaster 65
Engine Specification
Engine make Ford Engines
Engine model 290E
Fuel type Diesel
Power hp 76
Power kW 57
No. of Cylinders 6
Cooling system Water
Transmission Details
Transmission type Unknown
Drive MFWD
Linkage Category Unknown
Other info
Factories Hounslow, Middlesex, England
Plow rating Unknown
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The Roadless Ploughmaster 6/4 was launched by Roadless Traction Ltd at the Smithfield Show in 1962 ready for the 1963 season. The 6/4 was based on the Fordson E1A Major Skid unit. The tractor was rated at 76 hp (57 kW) from the 6-cylinder Ford 290E engine and cost £1,785 new. About 200 were built from 1962 to October 1964.

The model was replaced in December 1964 with the Ploughmaster 65, based on the new Ford 5000 (6X Pre-force model).

A 2-wd version was built for export only as the Roadless Ploughmaster 6/2.


A number of examples of the 6/4 have been restored with some of the early versions in the original green and Yellow colour scheme.

List of Preserved Roadless Ploughmaster 6/4 conversions
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Special eventsEdit

A number of special events featuring gatherings of large numbers the Roadless marque have been held in recent years.

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