Project 55 is the amazing and exclusive story of how the full set of John Deere 55-series tractors (4055, 4255, 4455, 4755, 4955) were gathered together and used for a year on a Suffolk farm for a year mostly matched with period implements. This is believed to be the first time since they were manufactured that the full set has been brought together, at least in the UK anyway. Well-regarded back in the day, the tractors have now developed something of a cult following for their bullet-proof reliability and rock-solid mechanical design without all of today’s electronics – true gutsy old school power at its best.
The story begins in the spring time with fertiliser spreading, cultivations and spring drilling. More cultivations begin in earnest after harvest, with jobs undertaken including mole draining, subsoiling, cultivating, ploughing, power harrowing, pressing, drilling and rolling. One of the many highlights is the full range all ploughing in the same furrow with Dowdeswell ploughs from five to ten-furrows. Another is the full range working together to prepare the seedbed and drill next year’s crop.
Action packed with some epic scenes and sounds of modern classic power at work. Coupled with the latest filmmaking techniques this DVD really stands out as something special and is a must for any John Deere enthusiast.