Tractor & Farming Heritage | May 2012

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3 Welcome

12 News
Keeping you up to date with what’s going on in the world of tractors.

16 Club Focus
In the heart of Lincolnshire the National Vintage Tractor and Engine Club (Lincolnshire Group) draws on the experience of its members to help other enthusiasts.

70 Model World
This month Henry Smith reviews a medley of Massey models plus others along with a rare replica coming up for sale at Cheffins vintage sale in April.

72 Tractor Talk
All your views and the latest DVDs and books reviewed.

76 Turning the turf in the Emerald Isle
Jo Roberts finally decides to go to the Mullahead Ploughing Match in Northern Ireland, after years of hearing about it – and is not disappointed by what she found.

80 The Laird of Muck
When the opportunity arose for Polly Pullar to visit Muck for some photography work, she leapt at the chance to see some of her childhood haunts.

84 The trouble with triplets
Lambing time is always an amazing opportunity to witness the gift of life; Graham Hampstead tells us of this season’s highs and lows down on the smallholding.

118 Farming Focus
There is a wide range of artificial fertilisers available for the farmer to start top dressing to get the new growing season off with a vengeance.

119 Rare Breeds
No.98 Kerry Hill Sheep

120 Next month
Preview of the June issue of Tractor magazine.

Your tractors

6 Super Six Nuffield
Forty-odd years ago, Derek Bedwell fitted a six-cylinder BMC truck engine to a Nuffield DM4. Now he and son Gordon have recreated it.

18 A ploughing partnership
Raymond Kelly had always fancied a beefy tractor, so when he came across a 1966 County Super Six 954 complete with Duncan cab, the decision to buy it was instant.

22 First and last
For someone whose skills lay in the rebuilding of stationary engines Peter Mastrocola from Gillingham in Kent has made a very successful entry into the world of tractor restoration with his Fordson Dexta.

26 The Irish Collection
Michael Hoey is something of a Ford fanatic, and his collection represents that, with blue being the dominant colour in his yard near Lusk, County Dublin.

28 Grandad’s legacy
After the sudden death of his grandfather, Ed Charman inherited a yard full of tractors and associated machinery – and he’s still uprooting items from the rapidly-encroaching brambles, writes Pete Kelly.

34 Turning back the clock
When Ian Mather drove this International Harvester 100B Series ll from new, he thought it was years ahead of its time; now, restored many years later after a hard working life, he still believes it is an outstanding machine.

39 Synchronised collecting
The Thomas Woodhouse collection predominantly consists of Nuffield/Leyland/Marshall tractors, even though he does now confess he has developed a further affinity to Ford tractors over the years.

Farming heritage

44 A combine to trail
Philip Addy bought a Claas Super combine just for fun, but is now finding that it is able to successfully earn its keep alongside his other classic and vintage machines.

48 Jack of all trades?
The Agrover was a Land Rover that tried to be a tractor, complete with live PTO and three-point linkage.

52 Me and Marshall tractors
Peter Anderson co-founder of the Field Marshall Tractor Club and noted author on the subject reflects on the marque which has been a mighty influence on his life.

58 A new decade dawns
The start of the 1950s heralded an era of diversification for both Massey-Harris and Ferguson with the development of new attachments and farm machinery to benefit the farmer.

62 Tractor Gallery
This 1948 Field Marshall Series 2 owned by James Gostling is in off-farm working condition and he intends to keep it that way.

64 Tractor Archive
We showcase sales brochures of days gone by of the latest products that were available on the market for the farming industry.

66 King of the Dungle
With news that Cranfield University’s Dungledozer and Overtime are to be sold at the Cheffins Sale on April 28, Donald Bowler gives us some first hand experiences of the unusual Dungledozer.

In the workshop

88 The Flintstones
The restoration of this Massey Ferguson 35 was no flight of fancy as Ben Phillips turns it from something that looked like it had been set about with prehistoric clubs to something befitting its new jet age pilot.


91 What’s on
Your guide to heritage days out throughout the season in our comprehensive event guide.

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

100 Sales & Marketplace
We report on yet another record breaking Tractor World sale by H J Pugh and Cheffins annual Bristol sale.