Turner Yeoman of England
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The 1950s can be considered as the Golden Age of the tractor, a time of steady demand and a proliferation of makes and models. With the end of the war, farmers, who had done relatively well from the war-time production drive, sought to replace worn out machines. New models appeared from the major manufacturers, while many smaller companies rose up to meet the growing demand.
An interesting new make of tractor to come to the British market was the Turner Yeoman of England in 1958. Power came from a 40bhp V-4 diesel of Turner's own make and based on a marine engine. Unfortunately, although it was a well designed tractor and pleasant to drive with an upholstered bucket seat, it suffered from mechanical failures, and that, plus the high price stopped production in 1957. The Turner was one of the first tractors to use a dry air-cleaner although this was not successful and was soon replaced by an oil bath type. Dry air-cleaners would become almost standard in later years.