FG 180: The great change in farm mechanisation over the last 180 years

As Farmers Guardian celebrates its 180-year anniversary, machinery editor Toby Whatley looks at some of the landmarks in agricultural mechanisation since 1844

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1856 The Fowler Company of Leeds patents double-engine ploughing Picture credit: The Museum of English Rural Life Patented in 1856, John Fowler's concept of using steam-driven winches to pull a double...

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