Ipswich Transport Museum
Preserving the transport heritage of Ipswich since 1965, and now supported by the Friends of the Ipswich Transport Museum. The Ipswich Transport Museum is a Registered Charity No. 276626 and an Accredited Museum, number RD890.
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Ransomes MG2 Crawler
Ransomes MG Crawler
Date:1947
Registration:-
Acquired by the Museum:2003
Current State:Restored
The Ransomes, Sims & Jefferies MG (Motor Garden) tractor was originally designed in the mid 1930's. These crawler fitted tractors were very popular, not only in the UK, but also in France where vineyards found their small size most useful.

The Museums MG tractor is fitted with a 600cc Sturmey-Archer TB petrol engine. It was claimed that it could plough an acre in 8 hours with a single furrow plough. Later variants were fitted with a Ransomes 600cc petrol engine or a Drayton 8½ h.p. two-stroke diesel engine.

The one on display in the museum carries a mounted tool frame with cultivator tines.

Total production was some 15,000, of which 3,000 were MG2's.