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Maker of motor ploughs and the New Simplex Model tractor at Maidstone, Kent.

1915 Weeks-Dungey established around this time when William Weeks and Son built a tractor for Mr. Dungey, a local fruit and hop grower.

The first Weeks-Dungey tractors were fitted with a four-cylinder engine at the front and a large cylindrical water tank (hopper) at the rear next to the driver's seat.

1918 Built the New Simplex model using a Waukesha Engine from Wisconsin and a 3-speed gear-box from the Detroit Gear Engineering Co.

1919 A Weeks-Dungey tractor took part in agricultural trials. See The Engineer 1919/10/17 page 379 for details.

It is thought that only 220 were built.

1925 Production ended.

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