Countax tractors feature in Top Gear’s ‘Britain is Great’ episode – a celebration of the very best of British engineering.
On the 4th of August, BBC 2’s Top Gear aired the final episode of the 20th season. The main section of the show was a piece entitled ‘Britain is great’ – a feature that showcased the very best of British engineering.
As the UK’s leading manufacturer of garden tractors, Countax was approached by Top Gear to appear in the show. Three Countax tractors (a C600H, C600-4WD and A230D) were shown making their way from the Countax factory to central London. Segments of the journey saw the tractors driving straight through Hyde Park – much to the annoyance of the tourists and sunbathers on the banks of the Serpentine.
The segment concludes with Jeremy Clarkson, James May and Richard Hammond driving their red, white and blue F-Type Jaguars down the centre of The Mall. On either side of them are examples of the very best of Britain including F1 cars, Bentleys, Aston Martins and the three Countax tractors.
Since 1984, Countax has been manufacturing garden machinery from its base in Oxford, England. Over these 29 years, the company has won countless awards for innovation and engineering excellence. Now, as a part of Ariens Company, Countax enters a new era of product design and engineering.