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Fordson (the commercial wing of Ford) tractors were grey until 1932 when production moved from Cork in Southern Ireland to Dagenham and they changed to a dark blue (similar in shade to the Graham Farish LNER sand wagon) with light grey exhausts (the blue Fordson N was the most common tractor in the UK in the pre-war era). Allis chalmers and Cases were orange John Deare's was green, International harvesters and Massey Harris's (or the later Massey-Ferguson tractors) were red but there were very few Massey Harris's in the UK. By far (and I do mean by far) the most common tractor was the Fordson N this was blue for most of it's run exept for those built just before (orange) and during (green) the war. I would advise that you for model purpose's tractors between 1932 and 1957 are blue. You can hitch it to steam stuff horse stuff tractor stuff or anything. The post war Ferguson tractors were grey, these had a hydraulic linkage for equipment (discussed below) but a lot of farmers did not take the Ferguson's on straight away because they could not use existing equiptment.