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TRACTOR AND FARMING HERITAGE APRIL 2015

Regulars

3 Welcome

18 News

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

20 Graham’s Grumbles

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

82 If You Go Down to the Woods...
…best take a pair of ear muffs with you,
because you might hear the roar of the
mighty Timberjack 230 forestry tractor.

88 London Calling
Henry Smith goes to the big smoke in
search of a farm miniature diorama – a
display that he hopes will not soon be
lost forever.

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

138 Last Word
Jean Brown argues the case for having
a lonely-hearts column in Tractor
magazine.

YourTractors

6 Double Trouble
Doe never made a tandem tractor based
on two Fordson E27N Major skid units –
or did it?

12 Collecting at the Extreme
We visit an eclectic collection of tractors
at the UK mainland’s most northerly
outpost.

28 Help From My Friends
When you’re setting up in business you
need as much help as you can get; Dave
Taylor tells how friends gave him a
leg up.

31 Show Us Yours
Send in your tractor snaps – you never
know, you might win the prize we’ve got
up for grabs.

32 They’re Out There…
...the worn, the tired, the unwanted, in
every corner of the world. In the US they
even turn them into yard art!

36 Change of gear for Ferrari
Leaf green is not the
colour you would at first
associate with Ferrari, but
this Ferrari 75 tractor has
some pedigree.

Heritage

42 Tractor of the Decade – 1970s
Ben Phillips poses the question – was
the Massey Ferguson 135 the greatest
of them all?

46 Force to be Reckoned With
30 years of the Ford Force II – a landmark
in the history of the Ford tractor.

52 Yarn from Strathspey
The oldest working mill in the country
nestles between three distilleries but
relies on a different ‘water of life’ for
its longevity.

56 Talk of the Town
Mike & Julie Blenkinsop report on the
huge Tractomania event, which took
place in the south-western, French town
of Caussade last October.

60 Rare Survivor
The Holt 120 tractor was once notable as
the most powerful crawler in existence,
now it has found fame as one of the
rarest in the world.

62 Home Farm Diaries 1967
In this farming job, some years really
stick in the mind and 1967 is one of
them, HR tells us why.

66 Impressive Simplicity
Stuart Gibbard looks at the Mogul Junior
25hp – one of the first new machines to
be built at International Harvester’s
Tractor Works in Chicago.

67 Tractor Archives
More heritage memories from the
farming literature of yesteryear.

72 Reviews
All the latest tractor and farming
heritage-related releases.

74 The Meeting of the Mighty
The Starting Handle Club Summer Show
is not just a stronghold for the Massey-
Harris marque but also a place for
tractors of all kinds to gather.

Workshop

91 New Products
All the latest gear to help you keep your
tractor in fine fettle.

92 Don’t Stop Me Now
Making sure your tractor is as safe as it
can be is the owner’s duty; the brakes
are a good place to start (or stop).

98 Stopping the Rot
Why not try to repair those old
panels before you give in and buy
new; you may gain a new skill along
the way.

Marketplace

102 Forthcoming Auctions
Looking at buying or selling a tractor,
here is a list of some of the auctions
coming up this year.

104 Sales
HJ Pugh Auction draws in the Fergie
fans, while we review the first part of
Aberhill Metals Reduction Sale in our
round-up.

TRACTORS
FEATURED
THIS ISSUE
Allis-Chalmers HD15A ...........................78
Case International 1394........................36
Case International 1594........................36
David Brown 780 Selectamatic .........36
David Brown 990......................................36
David Brown Cropmaster ....................36
Eicher Puma ...............................................92
Farmall Cub ................................................42
Ford Versatile 946.......................................6
Fordson Diesel Major .............................28
Fordson Major E1a ..................................56
Fordson Super Dexta .............................46
Lamborghini 3403C crawler ...............12
Muir-Hill........................................................48
Nuffield 460................................................98
SAME Antares 130 ...................................12
SAME DA30 DT..........................................12