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Classic Massey & Ferguson Enthusiast January/February 2017

The January/February issue of Classic Massey & Ferguson Enthusiast is available now. David Bowers visited Simon Stafford to find out how he goes about his restorations and Alan Barnes concludes his look at the reliable MF 300 series

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CONTENTS

MASSEY FERGUSON 165 HIGHLANDER
Newark Vintage Tractor Show came up with some fascinating gems and we look at George French’s rare Massey Ferguson 165 Highlander fitted with the Canadian Bombardier tracks
EDITOR’S WELCOME
The editor talks about more than one person travelling on a tractor around the parade ring and more
MASSEY FERGUSON 300 ANNIVERSARY
Alan Barnes concludes his look at the reliable MF 300 series
NEWS
All the latest on what’s going on in the world of Massey Ferguson – Ferguson, modern and old
LETTERS
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EVENTS/SALES DIARY
Jayne Love brings you all the latest information on forthcoming events and sales
WHY IS IT GREEN?
Chris McCullough uncovers two of Raymond Brown’s gems – from his 1955 Ferguson TE-T ex-military restoration to an unusual MF 135 vineyard with a low ratio transmission fitted
DO IT ONCE AND ONLY ONCE
David Bowers visited Simon Stafford to find out how he goes about his restorations
DIGGING DEEP
Jonathan Whitlam takes a look at an old friend, an MF 50B digger that’s still working locally
CHRISTMAS & NEW YEAR GOODIES
We take a look at a number of items that are ideal to purchase for readers of this magazine
OIL WHERE IT BELONGS
Leaking oil seals are a nuisance and Andrew Hall takes a look at an MF 80 loader and its maintenance
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 MASSEY HARRIS FERGUSON 701 RESTORATION
Dan Harris carries on his story of the restoration of his 701 baler as he gets down to the transmission
ON THE PULL
Bernard Holloway learns how to renovate a Massey Ferguson tipping trailer
NEWARK VINTAGE TRACTOR SHOW
The full story on the Ferguson – Massey Ferguson clan at this end-of-season show
SALES SCENE, PART ONE
Full story of what has gone on during the latter half of the year: are prices up or are they down?
PRICE GUIDE
Full coding and pricing of Ferguson – Massey Ferguson – Massey-Harris and Wallis tractors
SALES SCENE, PART TWO
We take a look at what went on at the Cheffins Vintage Collective in October
CLASSIFIEDS
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NEXT ISSUE
Plans for our next issue, out on Tuesday February 14