UK farmer builds life-sized tractor from Christmas lights for charity

A UK farmer has spent four months building a life-sized tractor out of Christmas lights to raise money for cancer research.

Andrew Wilkinson from East Yorkshire, built the full scale model of a John Deere 6820 covered in Christmas lights complete with a three-furrow plough and a front weight block.

The tractor is made with 11,000 LED fairy lights attached to a metal frame with about 8000 tie wraps, reported Farmers Weekly UK.

The tractor has over three kilometres of wiring.
The tractor has over three kilometres of wiring. Photo credit: Andrew Wilkinson/Facebook

 

The tractor is a tribute to his late father David Wilkinson, who died 12 years ago after a battle with cancer and is raising funds for cancer research.

"The plough I have replicated is the very plough that my dad taught me to plough with, so it's a very fitting addition to the tribute," Mr Wilkinson told Farmers Weekly.

Andrew with his girlfriend Emma Lycett.
Andrew with his girlfriend Emma Lycett. Photo credit: Andrew Wilkinson/Facebook

The large Union Jack flag made from fairy lights pictured behind the tractor is a special dedication to Tom Hughes, who was the grandfather of Andrew's girlfriend Emma Lycett. 

 

Tom passed away from cancer in 2016.

Money raised from the fundraising campaign will go to Cancer Research UK.

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