Wellard Street, Serpentine, WA, 6125

Work Hours
Mon-Tues: Closed
Wednesday: 9am-1pm
Thur-Fri: Closed
Sat-Sun: 10am-3pm
Public Holidays: 10am-3pm

Note: Closed on Good Friday and Christmas Day

Newman WD2 - 1951

NEWMAN – WD2 – c. 1951

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The Newman was an orchard tractor fitted with a single furrow plough.

The Newman Garden Tractor is a rare tractor, probably so because few were made in Great Britain by Newman Industries Ltd in Grantham, Lincolnshire, during the short life of its builder. Most were apparently sold in the UK, but a few found their way to Australia.  Three models were produced, the WD2, the AN3 and the AN4/2.

Technical Specifications: 1-cylinder, 4-stroke Coventry Victor diesel engine. Bore 3.543” and stroke 3.937”. Gears: 3 forward and 1 reverse.   Output 7.95hp at 1800rpm. Weight estimated at 1500 lbs.                            

History: This tractor was owned by Les Fullwood, who was a member of the Sports Aircraft Builders Club, and used to carry out general works required for the new airfield. One day he found it being used with a flat tyre so he promptly decided to sell it to Hugh for the Museum.

Hugh purchased the Newman WD2 in 1985-1986. The tractor was in good working order and it was entered into two Royal Shows after a sand blast and paint.

Newman WD2 - 1951
Newman WD2 - 1951