Archive Article: 1998/11/06

6 November 1998

There are six tractors with engines from about 100hp to 260hp to handle the field work and transport jobs on Norman Morleys 400ha (1000 acre) Clopton Green Farm at Rattlesden, Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk.

But he also runs this 17hp Ford compact tractor with a 1m (3.3ft) wide rotary cultivator to maintain a weed-free strip on his field headlands.

Mr Morley bought the Ford 1200 tractor

and Sovema rotary tiller about 15 years ago to provide a narrow cultivated strip which would prevent weed growth spreading

into the crops from the field boundaries

on his all-arable farm.

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