Mechanical Hired Man (Nov, 1955)
Mechanical Hired Man
Britisher’s relentless ploughboy quits only when the work is done.
FARMER E. A. Cory of Compton Abdale, Gloucestershire, England, has designed a completely automatic tractor control. His Fordson Diesel tractor has a steering arm connected by light cord to a square reel he can set up in the center of any ground he wants to work. Once started, the tractor works in a widening circle until the line is played out, returns as the line rewinds, stops when it reaches the control post. •