Story: Farm mechanisation

Jeep-towed hay baler

Jeep-towed hay baler

Military vehicles were commonly found on farms after the Second World War. Army-surplus jeeps and bren gun carriers easily traversed steep country and were sometimes converted to other uses – such as this jeep with an attachment for picking up hay bales.

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James Watson, 'Farm mechanisation - Reasons for mechanisation', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 25 October 2021)

Story by James Watson, published 24 Nov 2008