restoring vintage tractors
Every vintage tractor is special and has its own story to tell. Our passion and our vision is to restore these machines so that their stories can continue.
Our tractors’ timeless vintage style and individuality makes them the perfect addition to gardens and estates. Restoring these classic vehicles is a unique art and our specialist team works hard to preserve the historic character of each and every tractor that comes through the doors of our workshop. On every project we work on the original working parts are saved where possible to retain the tractor’s vintage charm, before they are bead blasted and repainted using only the finest materials. The end result is a completely bespoke vintage tractor.
Owning, restoring or hiring a classic tractor is a unique experience, which is why we take such care when restoring these beautiful machines. Our attention to detail is what sets The Vintage Garden Tractor apart, resulting in skilfully restored vintage tractors which can be enjoyed for many years to come.
We work closely with clients at every stage of the process, ensuring that you are part of the experience from day one. Whether you’re looking to buy, restore or hire, we’ll invite you to our rural workshop in Essex to discuss exactly what you’re looking for in a vintage tractor before we get to work creating your bespoke machine.
Passionate about vintage tractors
The Vintage Garden Tractor Company is built on Founder Wilf Robinson’s passion for restoring beautiful classic tractors.
The fascination with the Ferguson runs through Wilf’s blood and is imbedded in his family history, including ancestors who farmed sugar plantations in the West Indies. Wilf’s grandfather, Doctor Dick Robinson, was one of the most distinguished gardeners of the 20th Century and Wilf grew up watching his grandfather develop and cultivate beautiful gardens at the family home of Hyde Hall in Essex. Years later in the 1990s, Hyde Hall was gifted to the Royal Horticultural Society by his family and today the gardens are renowned for their vast collections.
Wilf was also inspired by his father-in-law, who grew up on a farm in the 1950s. Throughout his childhood, he spent many days on a Ferguson tractor and the vehicle evoked many happy memories for him.
Fast forward a few decades and Wilf’s father-in-law decided to reignite his boyhood love for Ferguson tractors when he retired. The pair searched far and wide to find the vintage tractor, however when it arrived at their farm, it was in a very sorry state of repair and needed lots of TLC.
After unsuccessfully looking for a reputable company to restore the machine, the duo took the restoration on as a project. Inspired by his father-in-law’s love for tractors, Wilf’s passion for restoration flourished and The Vintage Garden Tractor Company was born.
Essex Based Workshops
As a result of our team’s meticulous attention to detail, we are proud to be the leading vintage tractor and machinery restoration businesses in the South East and East Anglia, servicing areas including London, Essex, Suffolk, Hertfordshire and Norfolk.
We offer the full package from our rural Essex based workshop, including onsite mechanical, shot blasting and spraying services to fulfil all of your classic tractor requirements.
We take pride in every project we undertake and our on-site specialist engineers dedicate time and passion into every vintage tractor we work on.