The East Anglian Film Archive, the first and largest Regional Film Archive in England, was established in 1976. Since 1984, EAFA has been owned and operated by the University of East Anglia, Norwich (UEA), to support research and work to preserve our moving image heritage. More than 250 hours are freely available online as examples of the wide range of film which attracts interest the world over.
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Filmed in the fenland of Norfolk, a promotional demonstration of an experimental conversion kit for a standard farm tractor.
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A normal farm tractor can be converted to one with large tank wheels for working on marshy ground, suitable for the commercial harvesting of reeds. Designed by RT Page of Page Hunton Ltd of Thetford, the conversion kit is shown to the camera. A conventional tractor is seen in difficulties in wet ground. The floating tractor is filmed negotiating the same ground. The tractor also crosses a lake where it demonstrates how the back wheels can be independently controlled.