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Classic Plant & Machinery August 2017

Pick up your August issue of Classic Plant & Machinery for the very latest news, features, events and much more. Alan Barnes tells more about the highly respected Akerman machines in the second part of his series, and Jeremy Rowland looks back to his teenage years when he was introduced to metal work on a giant scale.

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Contents

PRIESTMAN BROS IN NORWAY

The editor visited Norway and found a Priestman excavator. Now he seeks your help

EDITOR’S WELCOME

Thoughts about death and health and safety

CASE 580G UNDER REVIEW

Chris McCullough looks at a working example in Northern Ireland

NEWS

Armstrong Whitworth reappears, we report on a concours Aveling Barford dumper restoration and there’s much more

NEW TOOLS

We go down to the workshop and test a number of tools that have just come on the market

IT’S YOUR SAY

Our letters section has been very lively lately and we are always delighted to have your thoughts, pictures and comments

EVENTS DIARY

Jayne Love gives you a huge selection of events to visit, including the Great Dorset Steam Fair

CHIPPENHAM DEBUTS

Jeremy Rowland features some new machines that appeared at the Chippenham event in May

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There are bargains to be had

AKERMAN EXCAVATORS

Alan Barnes tells more about the highly respected Akerman machines in the second part of his series

STEVE VALE IN MAINLAND EUROPE

This month he is underground in Sweden

ALLIS-CHALMERS CRAWLERS AS NEVER BEFORE

We look at a make that had a strong hand in the crawler market at one time

A PRESSING ENGAGEMENT

Jeremy Rowland looks back to his teenage years when he was introduced to metal work on a giant scale

DAMP PLANTWORX

David Reed visited the Midlands to take in the largest plant show in the UK this year, which was rather wet when he called in

NEW MACHINES AT MUCKSHIFTING

Paul Tofield visits the Muckshifting event at Sibbertoft where at least eight new vintage machines were in action

SALES SCENE

The editor and David Reed look at two vintage crawler sales that took place in June and produced some record prices

SALES DIARY

We give you all the best plant and construction sales to take in

SMALL PLANT & MACHINERY

Our correspondent provides all the latest news from the model plant scene

PLANT TRADER

Selling? Buying? Look here first

NEXT ISSUE

Our plans for the September issue, out on Friday August 18