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EBRO tractors

Posted: Thu Aug 04, 2011 8:51 pm
by David in Wales
I am researching the history of EBRO tractors built in Spain.

FERRANTI ENGINEERING imported them into the UK, showed a 6125DT at the 1980 Royal Show.

Who were Ferranti?

Any help would be gratefully received - replies here or email me

Kubota bought the EBRO factory in the late 1980's to build tractors for Europe. They built a few tractors badged as EBRO with small Kubota decals, and the castings said Kubota. It was not a success and the whole EBRO company sold off, the tractor side was disolved, the vans & trucks sold to Nissan who still produce them

Re: EBRO tractors

Posted: Thu Aug 04, 2011 10:04 pm
by Brian
Ferranti Engineering were a marketing organisation set up around 1973 or 74, they brought in Accord drills as well as other various implements. I have a vague feeling that they could have been involved with Bettinsons and Stanhay but could be wrong on that.

They were a division of one of the worlds largest computer, electrical and electronics company that was set up around 1885. They built one of the first computers and were involved in the development of radar systems in the Tornado fighter/bomber

We once looked at building a monitoring system on an air drill to warn of coulter blockage for them back in the late 1970's.

The name was changed to Ferag in the 1980's and the whole company went into liquidation in the middle 1990,s

Barry M sent me some Ebro leaflets from Australia by e-mail, I will look them out and send them on to you.

Re: EBRO tractors

Posted: Fri Aug 05, 2011 7:48 am
by David in Wales
Thanks for the information. I am trying to trace the ex-Ferag guys now who went to Kv. If you can spare the brochures {even for me to scan & copy, that would be very helpful. Email me for my address.
Cheers David

Re: EBRO tractors

Posted: Sat Aug 13, 2011 8:18 pm
by David in Wales

I have been in contact with the Ferranti tractor specialist who joined them from another well known tractor brand. The tractors were shown at the Smithfield & Royal Shows in 1980/81 and discussions were held with potential dealers. But no tractors were sold and they were all sent back to Spain after 12 months.

However that still does not explain that a very few of the previous model 470 & 684 - Super Major axles & transmissions coupled to Perkins engines were sold in the late 1970's. I saw one in late 80's in Wiltshire and a farmer in Lancs bought one in 1979. These were painted dark blue with silver chassis. Who brought them in Britain, how many were sold, and where are they today?


They may have been fitted with a different cab than this one in Spain to comply with British safety cab laws.

I have found out that some EBRO's were exported to Canada