Peterbro

Peter Brotherhood Ltd. of Peterborough were already an establised engineering firm by the time they decided to venture into tractor production. The first Peterbro tractor was built in 1920, and was a high-quality but expensive machine featuring an advanced four-cylinder Ricardo petrol/paraffin engine generating around 30 hp. Unfortunately the cost of the tractor proved prohibitive, especially compared to the Fordson and other tractors, and sales in the UK were disappointing. The Peterbro proved more popular in Australia and New Zealand, however, and quite a few were exported to those countries, although production eventually came to an end in the 1930s.

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Peterbro (serial no. 8) fitted with Gardner diesel engine at Welland Rally, Worcestershire, England in 2006.



Peterbro (serial no. 10) at the Little Casterton Working Weekend, Lincolnshire (UK) in 2012.



Peterbro (serial no. 25) with replacement engine at Carrington Rally, Lincolnshire, England in 2005.



Peterbro (serial no. 37) at Stapehill Abbey Museum, Dorset, England in 2006.



Peterbro (serial no. 73) at the Booleroo Steam & Traction Preservation Society Museum, Booleroo Centre, South Australia in 2007.



Peterbro (serial no. 120) at Onslow Park Rally, Shropshire, England in 2005.



Peterbro (serial no. 162) at Brayshaw Park, Blenheim, New Zealand in 2006.



Peterbro (serial no. 219) at the Geraldine Vintage Car and Machinery Museum, Geraldine, New Zealand in 2006.



Peterbro at the Geraldine Vintage Car and Machinery Museum, Geraldine, New Zealand in 2006.



Peterbro at Brayshaw Park, Blenheim, New Zealand in 2006.

 


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