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Traction Engine Ripping A Field
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Traction Engine Ripping A Field

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Traction Engine Ripping A Field
Traction Engine Ripping A Field (large smokestack at hood)

Negatives Collection, Leicestershire Record Office
Agriculture Collection

A traction engine pulling a ripping plough. Ripping is a ploughing technique, which helps break up compacted soils, allowing for better water and root penetration. Traction engines were later replaced in agriculture by tractors, which were better suited for working on muddy, uneven fields.
GP59
Leicestershire County Council - The Record Office
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  • Agriculture