Tractor & Farming Heritage | February 2013

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3 Welcome

12 News
All the latest news in the the world of tractors and farming heritage.

16 Everyone's a winner
The tractors restored by students at Riseholme College are finally ready to be shipped to Ghana.

74 Model World
Henry Smith reviews the latest replicas about to hit the marketplace.

77 Tractor Talk
Your news and views on all things tractor and heritage.

78 Tractors, tups and telly
Graham Hampstead is still finding plenty of jobs to do on his smallholding.

82 Paint my wagon
A warning of what can happen if a job is not carried out properly.

86 50 Sheds of Browns
What else can you say when you meet someone with 'Davy Broonitis'.

89 Rare Breeds
No.107 Large Black Pigs
112 The blacksmith's smiddy
Farming Focus takes a look at how the forge has shaped farming.

114 Next Month
Preview of the March issue of Tractor magazine.
In the workshop

90 Ferguson TEL-20
Last month Ben Phillips wrote about the Ferguson FF30GV which was a narrow French T20, this month is about its English counterpart the TEL-20.


94 Tractor Events
A picture review of a few events from the summer to brighten a winter's day and ploughing reports in this issue.

98 Sales & Marketplace
Even though the auction scene is cooling down for the winter there are still pieces of history and items for the classically inclined up for sale.
Your tractors

7 International with attitude
We take a close look at a rare 634 All-Wheel Drive industrial International.
18 Coventry classic
We track down a Massey Ferguson 265 that is still hard at work today.
23 Nuffield's missing link?
Here's a rare beast. A prototype Nuffield 3/45 that escaped.

27 A fitter restored
Paul Morris explains why he wanted to keep his hand 'on the tools' by restoring this David Brown 1210.

34 A marque of admiration
The Scottish County Tractor Club celebrated its 10th Birthday in 2012.

36 Preserving a tradition
The lowdown of the Isle of Man's own special way of setting up a furrow.

40 Beamish working fleet
Seb Littlewood talks to us about the invaluable work of museum volunteers.

42 Just one more tractor
George Simpson had promised there wasn't any more room, but...

46 Agri Retro Museum
Is this the largest private collection of old tractors in France?
Farming heritage

48 Sad farewell to the working horse
The working horse almost disappeared after the First World War. Simon Butler finds out why.

52 Heart of a Scottish industry beets no more
The decline of the beet harvest in the east of Scotland.
55 International Titan 45hp
A mighty beast of the field from the early days of the IH Company.

56 Flat ten?
Geoff Ravenhall reminisces a mis-spent youth and working for an ag contractor.

58 Tractor Gallery
St Mildred's Church at Preston, near Canterbury in Kent, is the picturesque backdrop for our latest gallery image - a nicely restored Fordson Super Dexta.

60 The Tractor Power Wars
We focus on 1962 and what the major manufacturers had to offer for the future of farming.

65 Tractor Archive
More farming memories depicted through brochures of the day.

70 The history of Valtra
Volvo connection: a merger is signed between Valmet OY and Volvo BM.

Next Month
That finishing touch
The Indian Chief emblem on the bonnet of Tom Muir's Massey Ferguson 188 is not just a finishing touch to the restoration but also a very useful aid to ploughing.

Allis-Chalmers B
This old girl was left languishing in several barns before Tony Compton finally got round to bringing her back to life - but not without a few fits and starts along the way.

DB Selectamatic 770
We meet Andrew Kellett, the restorer of this tractor that has the distinction of being fairly uncommon as one of the earlier ones in red and primrose yellow.

Plus Flotilla of Fowlers... Workshop... Valtra... Fergie Conversions... Jo Robrts... Nuffield 4/25... Tractor Archives... Bates 'All Steel'... Claas... Fordson...