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Oak Tree Appliances

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1948. OTA 10 hp.
1951. OTA

Oak Tree Appliances were based in Coventry, England and produced a tractor called the OTA.

  • The OTA was introduced in 1949 at the Smithfield Show.
  • The OTA was a popular small tractor as it allowed for plenty of manoeuvrability and it was claimed it had a twelve foot turning circle.
  • It featured a Ford 10 HP engine, and a double reduction gearbox with six forward ratios and two reverse, and was able to reach a top speed of up to 13.4mph.
  • The demand for a more powerful tractor resulted in a larger model called the Monarch being introduced in 1951.
  • The Monarch couldn't compete with other tractors on the market in price or performance and in 1953 Oak Tree Appliances was taken over by Singer.

See Also

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Sources of Information

  • From 1890 to the Present Day Farm Tractors by Michael Williams published in 2005 by Silverdale Books ISBN 978-1-84509-251-1
  • The Complete Encylopedia of Tractors by Mirco de Cet published in 2006 by Rebo International ISBN 978-90-366-1893-9