Ransomes MG2 Crawler Tractor
A model of a Ransomes MG2 crawler tractor designed for smallholdings, market gardens, allotments and similar small patches of ground. Looking rather like an overgrown child?s toy, I first saw one of these when I was a child and thought that is what it was. The tractor was powered by a Sturmey Archer single cylinder side valve engine of 600cc.
My Meccano model, though not proportioned quite as the full size prototype, conveys the feel of these tiny tractors. It features fully operating brake/differential steering and unique track drive via tyred internally hub geared Meccano Road Wheels, obviating the need for a drive sprocket. Also, the rubber tyres provide all the track tensioning required!