Tractor & Farming Heritage | December 2014

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3 Welcome

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

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

74 Emyr the coalman
From coal loaders to American
curiosities - Jo Roberts finds out how a
father and son-owned collection has
grown and evolved over the years.

82 Bucket list bliss
Graham Hampstead ticks off an item on
his bucket list, spending a delightful day
as a judge at the Masham Sheep Fair.

96 Christmas gift guide
Ideas for the perfect gift for the tractor
lover(s) in your family.

106 Next Month
Preview of the January issue of your
Tractor & Farming Heritage magazine.

138 Last Word
It’s getting to the point where Farmer
Brown has got to confess he’s got
obsessive compulsive ‘high visibility’

Your Tractors

6 The Nuffield Three
Just when you think three-cylinder
Nuffield tractors are becoming so
rare, you go to an event where three
turn up.

12 Time for turbos
Like motorsport competitions, the
introduction of the turbo In the 1970s
and the 1980s was a significant step in
the development of the farm tractor.

27 Show us yours
In our new feature, we invite you to
send in your tractor snaps – you never
know, you might win the prize we’ve
got up for grabs.

28 New Performance Super Major
It took some time, effort and expense,
but Dave Taylor tells us how he finally
managed to land the tractor of his
childhood dreams.

30 Club focus
Spotlighting the
works and deeds of
the many tractor
clubs we look in on
what the Ferguson
Club has been
getting up to…

32 Reader’s Restoration
After 14 years, reader Harry
Henderson thought he knew this
John Deere GP well enough, but
when it came to the restoration,
little did he know…

36 Working Overtime
Billy Donegan from Co Limerick shows
us around his unique collection of three
Overtime tractors.


42 A future in the past
Old Hall Farm not only aims to retain
lost and forgotten farming techniques,
but also to keep them alive by offering
courses from steam ploughing to
tractor driving.

48 Christmas memories
Christmas presents from a time of
lost innocence – children’s tractor
and farming books and puzzles from
the past.

52 Tractor of the decade
1930s - Fordson N Standard. In the first
of a new series, Ben Phillips nominates
his own favourite tractor from each
decade – see if you agree.

56 The good old days or what?
For fans of vintage and veteran tractors
and machinery in action, there is no
better place to go than the Little
Casterton Working Weekend.

60 Home Farm diaries
December is a strange month down
on the farm; there are really only two
weeks in the month before the country
goes on holiday.

64 Balance of power
Stuart Gibbard focuses on a
Midwestern pioneer – the Avery 18-36
powered by a horizontally opposed
‘flat-four’ engine.

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

70 Marshall combine harvesters
We continue our story up to the point
that the realisation dawns on the
Marshall company that it would
have to end its association with
harvesting machinery.


86 Ce Tracteur magnifique

‘This magnificent tractor’ with French
connections is one of the favourites
that restorer Ben Phillips has done
so far.

92 Silver soldering and brazing
Richard Lofting gives us some practical
tips for brazing and soldering - essential
metal joining techniques for a host of
jobs around the workshop.


102 Sales & Marketplace

We travel around the auctions with
Jo Roberts in our regular roundup.