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Humberside Agricultural Products

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Humberside Agricultural Products were based in Brough, East Yorkshire.

1946 they produced the Bean Row-Crop tractor which was designed by a Mr Bean.

1947 At the Royal Show in 1947 the Bean Row-Crop won a silver medal.

By 1949 was a subsidiary of Blackburn Aircraft Ltd

1949 The first prototype of the new Row-Crop tractor was being tested[1]

1955 Production was transferred to Thomas Green and Son at Leeds, another company in the Group[2]

Different versions of the tractor were available for about twenty years until the last production version was made by an engineering company based in Scotland.

The Bean Row-Crop Tractor

1946 they produced the Bean Row-Crop which was designed by a Mr Bean.

  • The Bean Row-Crop's purpose was to work in row crops such as vegetables.
  • It featured a Ford 8 h.p. engine which was mounted near the back of the tractor.
  • There was a virtually uninterrupted view of the hoes and other front and mid-mounted equipment for the driver who sat just in front of the engine.

See Also


Sources of Information

  1. The Times , Jan 08, 1949
  2. The Times, Aug 26, 1955
  • "From 1890 to the Present Day Farm Tractors" by Michael Williams published in 2005 by Silverdale Books ISBN 978-1-84509-251-1