Tractor & Farming Heritage | November 2014

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3 Welcome

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

20 Graham’s Grumbles

Graham wouldn’t want readers to get
the impression that his life is just one
endless bundle of grumpiness, so now
he would like to share his bucket list
with you.

24 Tractor Talk

Your news, views and comments about
the vintage and classic scene.

76 Have Porsche will travel....

We follow the amazing trip from
Germany to North Wales that Arthur
Niesser took on his Porsche tractor.

84 Next Month
Preview of the December issue of your
Tractor & Farming Heritage magazine.

86 Up and running
Graham Hampstead finds there is no
such word as retirement, as he reflects
on a busy month buying and selling
sheep and sorting the Dexta.

146 Last Word

Women in the tractor scene are few and
far between, but those that are a part of
this rather male-dominated world are
often real characters.

6 Agent Red
A Massey Ferguson 2135 Industrial
operating under a cloak of MF red – now
reveals its true colours to the world.

12 Michael Fahey’s Fordsons

We talk to the man who will spearhead
the Irish world attempt at the greatest
number of tractors collected together
in 2015, and take a look around his

28 Something completely different!

Dave Taylor got a whole lot more than
he bargained for at a recent sale
including a rare Ford 5000 fitted with
Howard Chain Drainer and Rotaped

Your Tractors

30 Caught in the act

Vintage and classic tractors
– we spot them everywhere.

32 Last of the line
With early pea harvesting machinery
quickly disappearing into oblivion,
Jonathan Whitlam discovers a rare piece
of machinery.

38 County business
The busman’s holiday is a well-worn
phrase, but Donald Bowler always seems
to find tractors in the most unlikely of
places... such as this County Super 4.

40 Readers Tractors
Last year Jeff Weldon told us all about
his American dream machine, a 1947
Co-op E3 tractor. Now he tells us all
about going to his first show.


42 Make mine a Magnum
We investigate the origins of the Case
Magnum and why early versions may
one day become recognised as an
industry classic.

48 Steyr stamp of quality
Sound engineering and innovation were
the hallmarks of the first Steyr tractors to
be produced in 1947 and this is still true
their modern tractors.

54 The Ford 6X legacy
We preview the Newark Vintage Tractor
Show in November which will have a
special feature dedicated to the
worldwide 6X range.

60 Combine benefits
in the first of a special two-part feature
we track the development of Marshall
Combine Harvesters and how they tried
to reap the benefits of progress.

66 Home Farm Diaries
Do you remember the Sixties? Our
correspondent HR was there and shares
some of the memorable moments back
in November 1964.

70 Morse Code
Stuart Gibbard explains the Canadian
connection that led to Fairbanks-Morse
tractors being built in Toronto.

71 Tractor Archive
More heritage memories from the
farming literature of yesteryear.


90 An X Farm Tractor
The distinctive sound of a Massey
Ferguson 35X Perkins engine resounds
in Ben Phillips’ workshop for the first
time in a year.

96 Using a lathe
Richard Lofting gives an overview of
working with a lathe – one of the most
useful tools in any engineer’s workshop.


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

108 Products
A round up of new releases to help you
maintain, repair and restore your classic
and vintage machines.

110 Sales & Marketplace
From tractor shopping H J Pugh style to
back in time Sussex style with South East
Marts Jo Roberts give a roundup of the
general auctions.