Burrell Tractor 4072

Tinkerbell / Cranleigh Belle

Stemp and Weller of Alford Road, Cranleigh near Guilford Surrey purchased a new vehicle for their Timber Haulage bushiness in may 1927 .They ordered it through George Thurlow and sons of Stowmarket Suffolk. A new 5 ton 3 speed tractor was built by Charles Burrell and sons of Minstergate, Thetford Norfolk and supplied in August of that year. Stemps had other Burrell Gold Medal tractors so that when they ordered this one, it had some special features including a larger belly tank to increase the water capacity so that she could travel 20 to 30 miles. She was to be fitted with second hand rubber tyres and these were bolted on. The Burrell works was quiet at the time as they were in a recession at that period and the Build No. 4072 was given to this new machine. It was to be named "The Cranleigh Belle". The part exchange cost was £736.00 and she was delivered to Cranleigh station by rail having left Thetford on 9 August 1927.

4072 working during 1930's

 

4072 at Quainton road steam rally after new firebox

 

During repaint July 9th 2007

Woodcote RAC 1907 traills event

4072 at Potten End steam rally 2012, with the Austin 7 van

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