The South African ‘VAALJAPIE’ a Dun Jimmie

2016 ended with this little beauty landing on my floor, a real treat and a familiar face to the fascinating world of Tractor Legacy.

The Ferguson TE20 is an agricultural tractor designed by Harry Ferguson. By far his most successful design, it was manufactured from 1946 until 1956, and was commonly known as the Little Grey Fergie. It is light-weight but effective, and a popular collector’s item for enthusiasts today.

Commonly known in South Africa as the ‘Vaaljappie’ – a ‘dun Jimmie’!

… so did you know:

DUN: noun 1.a dull greyish-brown colour. or 2.a horse with a sandy or sandy-grey coat, black mane, tail, and lower legs, and a dark dorsal stripe.

…and in Hebrew the meaning of the name Jimmy is: Supplanter.

but I think we should stick to Vaaljappie ..

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1952 Ferguson TEA 20 ‘VaalJapie’ Tractor