Steven Binks has been working hard as of late and has produced a number of new limited edition pieces featuring vintage Tractors.
His latest piece for October 2008 is the â€˜Doe-130â€™:
We have spoken to Steven and he gave us an insight into the Doe-130 tractor in the painting:
“The Fordson Major tractor [made by Ford] ceased production in 1964 and the Ford Pre-Force was introduced in 1965. Ernest Doe carried on with production using the direct replacement – the Ford 5000. These had more horsepower than the old Fordson, so the two new “5000″ bolted together gave 130 horse power – so more H.P. and a new tractor – hence a new name: “DOE 130″.
This was of course still the same concept – 2 tractors bolted together to create four wheel drive.”