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.
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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.