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Tractor factory

Discussion in 'General Banter' started by miller1098, May 13, 2019.

  1. miller1098

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    Went to bergamo in Italy to visit a tractor factory. What an eye opener. Built from scratch 70 a day up to 23000 parts per tractor from the guys welding the cabs to the cnc machine working on the transmission castings you realise why they need immediate delivery on parts they really don't want the line stopping. You really didn't need to be a tractor fan to appreciate it lol 20190509_125941.jpg 20190509_125440.jpg 20190509_123410.jpg 20190509_115254.jpg 20190509_125955.jpg 20190509_105708.jpg 20190509_105930.jpg 20190509_105845.jpg
     
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    Loving the little trike tractors :thumbsup:
     
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    Lamborghini were born, so the story goes, when Mr Lamborghini, who's family ran a tractor building business, was not happy with a new Ferrari he bought and wasn't pleased with the response he had from Enzo Ferrari, so off he went and said, "I'll show you how to build proper sport scars" ...............
     
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    DD66D91B-43E5-4E1E-9594-4650A0DA459A.jpeg When I was working I dealt with Case New Holland....I even got to drive one at their training school.
     
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  5. Robert Wiles

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    Great day out. Love the museum.
     
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    I'm planning on a driving holiday with the kids this summer ending up in Italy. They are going to love me when I tell them I heard about a tractor factory on the forum I really want to go and see :)
     
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    Great photos @miller1098 :p
    Looks a lovely place to visit ;)
     
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    I got to drive the first Massey Ferguson 1200 which was sold by the company i first worked for.
    These were probably the fore runners of these modern day monster tractors, 4 large wheels and articulated chassis.
    Oh, and a (relatively) quiet cab.
    The only others available back then (mid 70's) would be the Ford County and Triple D's.

    Tony.

    ps. That must've been a great day out.
     
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    When I was a student with what was one of the UKs mega-companies GEC we got to tour the Massey factory and also the metro line at Longbridge. This was just as automation for welding was being introduced. It was hypnotic watching the machines dancing in time punctuated by fountains of sparks.

    Neither are there any more.

    Same with Browns Lane, and the various sites for Peugeot Talbot. All erased. Those and many more associated supply chain manufacturers around Coventry and Midlands.

    The world is a very different place nowadays.
     
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    That's another one I went to Ian. The intro to the Talbot Horizon at Stoke plant IIRC.

    Tony.
     
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    This is a family owned tractor plant with a long history and actually had the first production line for tractors and bought the Lamborghini brand for the synchro gearbox they had the most complicated tractor was the smallest independent suspension on all wheels just over a meter wide and able to attach machines all over it .they have another plant in Germany producing bigger hp tractors .It was a really good day
     
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    Used to drive a Harry Ferguson, before they merged companies................Frankie
     
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    The model they made in South Carolina before the Z3....................

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    Yes, as someone that spent a career in engineering and manufacturing the decline of the big manufacturers and the associated supply chains is very sad.

    When I joined the firm I worked for in 1982, they had 8 factories in North London and Essex making electrical accessories and employed 5000 people, many of whom were female assembly operators. They had one factory dedicated to making the 3 pin plug and produced a million a month there. Another was reputed to be the second biggest screw making plant in the UK behing GKN. By the time I left in 2017 there were just two plants left in the UK. Unfortunately I was at the sharp end of many of the factory closure/outsourcing projects. There is nothing so sad as a dead factory. As you walk round you can almost hear the ghosts....
     
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