Piece of Norfolk farming heritage for sale

Chris Deeble

Chris Deeble with the vintage tractor he is selling by the roadside - Credit: Chris Bishop

It isn't quite what you expect to see for sale beside the seaside.

A bright red tractor has appeared at the roadside off the A149 at Heacham.

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Chris Deeble has been taking his tractor to shows but is selling it because it's too big - Credit: Chris Bishop

Farm machinery enthusiast Chris Deeble, 73, has put the 60-year-old McCormick International he has owned for three years up for sale because he wants a smaller one.

"It's a 1960 B275," he said. "It's spent all it's life in Norfolk and it was stored in 2018, so it's mainly a show tractor.

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The vintage tractor for sale beside the main A149 at Heacham - Credit: Chris Bishop

"I want to get a smaller Ferguson, I'm 73 now and it's getting a bit big for me this one. You've got to slow down a bit."

Retired engineer Mr Deeble had nine tractors at one point, but his collection currently numbers two.

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Farm machinery enthusiast Chris Deeble, beside the A149 at Heacham - Credit: Chris Bishop

Some 54,000 B275s were built between 1958 and 1968. 

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