Tractor & Machinery

Setting the standard

When I was growing up in The Fens, there was always a vast selection of trailers to be seen, built by local manufacturers. Not all were still in business, but it was common to see products built by the likes of Gull of Manea, T&F of Sutterton, Wheatley of Peterborough and, the subject of this feature, Pettit of Moulton.

Although Gull and Wheatley were decidedly closer to the farms in

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