Tractor & Farming Heritage | March 2012

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Tractor & Farming Heritage - March 2012

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3 Welcome

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

18 Club Focus
We look at the good work done by the Carnhell Green Vintage Committee.

70 Model World
Henry Smith rounds up the latest releases in the world of model manufacture and reports on two exceptional lots at the latest Vectis auction, showing that there is still a strong interest in the hobby.

72 Tractor Talk
Your views and latest product reviews.

80 Sounds like a sight for sore eyes
In an instant our senses can transport us back to reminisce on a distinct point in our past; Graham Hampstead ponders on the sounds that may have evoked such memories for centuries.

84 A bit of an investment
Whenever he had a bit of cash in his hand Anglesey businessman Alan Kelly used to invest it in a tractor, or two, or three - before long he’d acquired one for every day of the year.

88 Foula style
Polly Pullar continues exploring the island of Foula and visits two more fascinating locations, the first on mainland Shetland and the second at Trondra, on the way home.

120 Farming Focus
Farming at the pit face: Not coal mining but potato dressing; one of the winter jobs on mixed farms in days gone by as tatties were graded for market.

121 Rare Breeds
No.96 Leghorn Poultry

Your tractors

6 Let it rain...
...or snow, or hail, a Nuffield 10/60 driver might have said, protected from the elements by a Lambourn cab. This 1967 cabbed 10/60 has been painstakingly restored.

20 Top notch restoration
While some owners retain their tractors in their working clothes, others prefer to spend many hours restoring a machine to the very highest standard. One such owner is Aidan Everard of Baldongan, Co Dublin.

24 High flying Deere
Duncan Heeps has fully restored this John Deere 1120 in his spare time while holding down a day job working on components for helicopters and Tornado aircraft.

28 Variety is the spice of life
With so many projects on the go in David White’s workshop it’s a wonder he had the time to tell us about them, or even take our correspondent for a spin in his 1915 Model T.

40 Cutting the mustard
Even though Trevor Alexander admits he was pushed to know one end of a tractor from the other when he took on the restoration of this Ferguson 35 Grey/Gold, his ‘knowledge of the spanner’ saw him through.

46 The big five-oh!
On his 1965 International B414 and living van Phil Elms had reached his first destination, the West of England Steam Engine Society rally at Stithians in Cornwall. Land’s End and home in Shaftsbury Dorset now beckoned.

50 Back on track
Stephen Robson was disappointed that his Track Marshall 55 was not restored in time for his vintage rally at Honey Farm, but its debut at the Newark Vintage Tractor & Heritage Show more than made up for that.

54 A vintage passion
We meet Lancastrian Geoff Smith, from Unsworth, near Bury, Lancs, who is passionate about vintage Land Rovers and early tractors.

58 Doing the continental
Touring the continent as a roving lorry driver provided Philip Snowden with a valuable opportunity to learn all about the European classic tractor scene and add to his growing collection of European-themed tractors.

Farming heritage

35 The Fordson Accessory Guide - exclusive
Very few pieces of original archive material exist today of the early Fordson Model F built after 1917 and into the early 1920s, but American Fordson enthusiast Ed Bezanson, better known as the Yankee, talks about his excellent 365 page book The Fordson Accessory Guide.

62 Tractor Gallery - Nuffield at work

64 Tractors at Top Farm
Mike Teanby shares his many memories of growing up on the farm which has fuelled his lifelong passion and work with tractors.

92 Alec’s Cuttings: Fortunes of the Forties
We take a look at developments in Ferguson and Massey-Harris tractors, along with implements and accessories made for them, as seen in the ‘ournal Farm Implement & Machinery Review from 1940 until the Royal Show of 1950, held at Oxford.

100 Tractor Archive
In our new feature we take a look at sales brochures showing the latest developments in technology from years gone by.

In the workshop

76 A Major Rebuild
All looks well here with our intro picture as William Lofting works with his 1958 Fordson Power Major... but just look at the work that went into getting it back into shape.


96 Road runs, rallies and ploughing events
Our roundup of what’s going on out and about on the tractor scene.

104 Sales & Marketplace
We review Trimpley’s ‘sale of the century’ as H J Pugh direct proceedings at the sale of the late Ken Briggs’ collection.