Maldon Company Launches to Bring Beautiful Vintage Tractors Back to Life
Launched in June 2017 and located near Maldon, The Vintage Garden Tractor Company restores classic and vintage tractors creating bespoke, one off machines for work and play. The Vintage Garden Tractor Company brings these historic machines back to life including the well-known and much loved Ferguson and Massey Ferguson models, enabling a new generation to become part of their on-going story. With vintage tractors in high demand, the company has already restored 10 machines, creating beautiful one-of-a-kind vehicles for people and businesses in Essex and the rest of the UK.
Founded by Maldon based businessman, Wilf Robinson, The Vintage Garden Tractor Company is built on a passion for restoring beautiful classic tractors. Not only does The Vintage Garden Tractor Company offer vintage tractors for sale, it also offers bespoke renovation services in addition to a hire service for special occasions such as weddings and corporate events. Owning, restoring or hiring a classic tractor is a unique experience, which is why The Vintage Garden Tractor Company takes such care when restoring these beautiful machines.
The fascination with the Ferguson runs through Wilf’s blood and is imbedded in his family history. He comments, “My grandfather, Dr Dick Robinson, was one of the most distinguished gardeners of the 20th Century. As a result I grew up watching him use vintage tractors to help cultivate beautiful gardens at our family home of Hyde Hall. This was where the seeds were sewn for my love of these classic machines.”
Years later in the 1990s, Hyde Hall which is located near Chelmsford, was gifted to the Royal Horticultural Society by his family and today the gardens are renowned for their vast collections.
Fast forward a few decades and Wilf’s father-in-law decided to reignite his boyhood love for Ferguson tractors when he retired. The pair searched far and wide to find a vintage tractor, however when it arrived it was in a very sorry state of repair. Inspired by his father-in-law’s love for tractors, the duo took the restoration on as a project and The Vintage Garden Tractor Company was born.
Wilf comments: “The team and I are passionate about restoring these classic vehicles – it truly is a unique art. We work hard to preserve the historic charm and character of every tractor that comes to our workshop and we also want our clients to be part of the tractor’s journey too. As a result, we offer bespoke services enabling people to create a completely unique machine to their exact requirements.”
To find out more about The Vintage Garden Tractor Company please visit: https://www.facebook.com/TheVintageGardenTractorCompany/