This was the 50th Doe Show for big East Anglian dealer Ernest Doe and Sons, so visitors were treated to a display of old Fords as well as the usual shiny new kit. David Cousins was there.
This was the first UK appearance for Lely’s Tigo forage wagon. Improvements on the previous model include an upgrade of the chopper to 40 knives, plus the whole cutting bar is also now easily swiveled out from under the wagon to make maintenance easier and knife-changing more accessible.
As you’d expect at a 50th anniversary do, there were some older relatives (dating back to 1961) on hand. These included at least five examples of the still-impressive Doe Triple D, a good sample of old Fordson Majors, 5000s and 7000s and this unusual D5100.
To see a picture gallery of old Forder tractors at the Doe show click here.
Simba was showing off its new 3m Pronto EX mounted cultivator drill at the show. One of its targets is farmers changing from power-harrow/drill combis to get higher workrates. Limited numbers are available for this year and cost is £29,945. There is a choice of coulters.