Farm Tractor and Disc Harrow
For the Tractor and Disc Harrow Benbros used the type 2 model of the Ferguson tractor and teamed it with a re-casting of the former Timpo Horse-drawn Harrow. The shafts were remodelled but otherwise it was much the same, even retaining the inner tabs for the horse-drawn version. There was no identification on the tractor and just 'Made in England' underneath the harrow.
The Ferguson Tractor was usually the orange variation with black painted metal wheels and a green driver, although the later orange model with blue wheels and a blue driver was also used.
An accurate design was used for the disc harrow. Each disc was a separate casting and they were assembled onto the axle in the way that real harrows were constructed. There were two different castings of the discs, the second ones having wider centres which meant that early harrows had nine discs but later ones only had eight.
The frame and towbar adaptation still included the seat for the driver of the horse-drawn harrow although there was no longer a figure needed. For the harrow with nine discs the frame was painted yellow, and for the eight disc variation it was either yellow or red.
The Tractor and Disc Harrow shared the same 'Farm Equipment' box with other Tractor issues with illustrations (mainly of horse-drawn items) on all four sides. The yellow end-flaps had 'Benbros Farm Equipment' on them and one flap had a blank panel for the model name 'Farm Tractor & Harrow' to be stamped.
The Disc Harrow is quite hard to track down and the box is quite rare.
Benbros Qualitoy Tractor and Disc Harrow
(1) YELLOW harrow 9 unpainted discs ORANGE tractor BLACK pmw GREEN driver
(2) YELLOW harrow 8 unpainted discs ORANGE tractor BLACK pmw GREEN driver
(3) RED harrow 8 unpainted discs ORANGE tractor BLACK pmw GREEN driver
(4) YELLOW harrow 8 unpainted discs ORANGE tractor BLUE pmw BLUE driver