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John Deere tractors replace the donkeys in a United Kingdom village

Posted by Green Fun Store on 5/24/2011 to Farm Lifestyle
In the scenic village of Clovelly in North Devon, donkeys have been carrying carts of goods in and out of the area for centuries. Now, a new John Deere 5055E tractor is doing most of the work. This tractor treads along A39 road from Bideford to Bude on a regular basis, according to Stackyard News.

The road is full of cobblestone and runs along the historical routes of the West Country, making it a popular tourist attraction. Donkeys carried the goods up and down the coastal bypass through the mid '90s, when the Classic John Deere model came in to handle the dirty work. A town steeped in rich British history, Clovelly has been privately owned by the same family since 1738.

"We needed a reliable machine of a decent size and power, with a good lift capacity," The Clovelly Estate's managing director, John Rous, told the news source. "It had to be capable of carrying a link box on the rear linkage to take heavy beer barrels and gas cylinders."