Meet The Team
Team leader Shane Portman was born and raised on and around farms in Devon and Dorset. Shane’s Grandad was a ploughman after leaving the army in the early fifties. He started working with horses but eventually moved on to tractors, his first being a 1948 Fordson E27N. He continued to work up until the late 1970s.
Shane’s Father was a dairyman and at the age of 13 the family moved to Surrey, where they have a small holding of around 25 acres and keep chickens and a few sheep. Shane and his family, including uncles and cousins have around 20 vintage tractors and implements including his Grandad’s Fordson E27N, his Massey Harris 745 and his pride and joy, a 1932 Aveling & Porter steam roller. Every year Shane, his family and friends run their magnificent machines out on the remaining 130 acres of the farm.
Shane is accompanied on the road trip by his wife Donna (who insisted on the bright pink paint job for her tractor in honour of little Keira!) and his good friend, Patrick Holden, a contract tractor driver.