Tractor & Farming Heritage | July 2011

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3 Welcome

12 News
What’s going on in the world of tractors.

16 Ulster tractor run breaks all records
Lizzie Morris had a special reason to take part in the North West Classic Tractor Road Run in County Londonderry, Northern Ireland.

22 Second day shock in Sweden!
All over for another year! No, not just Eurovision but the World Ploughing Contest, which was held in Lindevad, Sweden on May 13-14.

65 Tractor Talk
Your views and product reviews.

68 The Royal Show 1961
We take an in-depth look at the products on offer at the show held at Trumpington near Cambridge in 1961.

72 Model World
Henry Smith looks at some of the very latest replicas on sale and reviews some of the lots in Lacy Scott and Knight’s May toy auction.

74 Team David Brown
Jo Roberts meets a father and son ploughing duo who have a passion for David Brown Tractors, and for happy pigs....

78 Vintage memories from Murthly
Following the death of John Melloy his friends decided to honour him by organising a road run and, despite the good old Scottish ‘four seasons in a day climate’, they did just that.

84 Old soldiers never die
Graham Hampstead discovers that even though the old tractors were built to last a lifetime - they just need a little help to get back on their feet now and again.

120 Farming Focus: History of Galloway Cattle
Scotland is rightly proud of her home bred beef cattle breeds and here is the history of one such breed.

121 Rare Breeds
No.88 Anglo-Nubian Goats

122 Next Month
Preview of the August issue of Tractor magazine.

Your tractors

6 Let us Bray!
Bray’s first four-wheel drive farm tractor was the Nuffield-based Four 10/60; Peter Henshaw tracks down one found in Yorkshire.

28 Spring tidy up
Bob Jakes wheels out his 1962 Nuffield 4/60 for action at his farm in Cambridgeshire to help cut the grass, roll the fields and haul out one or two large trees.

48 International versatility
Tractor magazine came across this fantastic little International W-12 almost by accident and thought it too significant to ignore the chance to feature it.

56 Emily’s ‘Evie’
We continue the story of ‘Evie’, a 1949 Field Marshall Series II gift-wrapped for Emily’s birthday and under full restoration by Cameron!

60 Knock Knock!
Its not one of those hilarious gags with a fantastic punch line, but instead the sound Ben Phillips was confronted with from this Ferguson FE 35 engine.

Farming heritage

26 Fabulous Fendt
We trace the roots of the Fendt tractor back to its very beginnings centuries ago in southern Germany.

34 Anyone have a stupid idea?
The story of the County Forward Control tractor - part 1.

38 Multi-tasking tractor
Ploughing, road haulage, hedge trimming, hooked up a saw bench... this 45-year-old County 954 does it all.

44 The art of ploughing
Ransomes of Ipswich dominated the British market for decades. The company advertised heavily with some very striking artwork and photographs - we take a look at some examples.

52 Get a grip
Mike Teanby recounts his work and experiences with braking systems during the 1960s and 70s on International Harvester tractors.

88 Ford man and boy
Jerome Naish spent all his working life with Ford dealers; David Healey delves a little into his past.


93 What’s on
Your guide to days out throughout the season in our comprehensive new guide.

98 Road runs, rallies and ploughing event reports
Emily Drury was on her low-geared Field Marshall Series One at the Notts NVTEC 40th anniversary. Find out more in our round up of what’s going on out and about.

106 Sales & Marketplace News
The BK Museum sale in Hepworth, Suffolk by Cheffins is one of the featured auctions in this month’s round-up.

In the workshop

82 Village fair and Fordson fountain
We conclude the extensive radiator repair on Harry Dodd’s Fordson N.