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Classic Plant & Machinery February 2017

Pick up your February issue of Classic Plant & Machinery where Paul Tofield continues his series on the Caterpillar 941 and Martyn Williams tells us about restoring his an Aveling -Barford GFX roller. Plus the editor considers the future for rallies. Enjoy!

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CONTENTS

CALF DOZER AT WORK

An Aveling-Barford Calf dozer is spotted at work with its 4ft 6in blade and 9hp engine

EDITOR’S WELCOME

What’s the future for rallies, he wonders

INCHGREEN TO THE FORE

Chris McCullough takes a look at an iconic Northern Ireland machine that just didn’t make it commercially

NEWS

All you need to know about what’s going on in the world of classic and vintage plant

FIVE DECADES OF LOYALTY

Nearly half-a-century after founding his family firm with a second-hand JCB backhoe Peter Andrews still buys JCBs

IT’S YOUR SAY

Your thoughts and letters on what’s going on in the world of plant and machinery

REVOLUTION CATERPILLAR

David and Hilary Reed spent their summer holidays in Cuba and found the famous Caterpillar that helped in the Castro revolution

IRONGSTONE MINING IN THE MIDLANDS

Keith Haddock looks at Market Overton and more!

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ALAN BARNES ON VOLVO

More on the fascinating Volvo construction history and what it involved

NEW YEAR GOODIES

Another selection of what’s on the market for work and leisure

KATO FINALE

We look at the last remnants of this famous name with Dave Wilson, who we cannot thank enough for his help

RIO TINTO MINES

Steve Vale looks at this famous Spanish company in a two-part story

EVENTS/SALES DIARIES

Jayne Love takes us through what’s happening on the events and sales sides

CATERPILLAR TRAXCAVATOR

Paul Tofield continues his series on the Caterpillar 941 and popular machine over the years

BOOK REVIEW

We have recently come across a new hardback book International Harvester Hough And Dresser by Roger Amato: we can only say it’s tops!

SALES SCENE

David Reed visited Iron Planet, where he took in one of their mainly heavy plant sales

MARTYN’S ROLLER

Martyn Williams has bought an Aveling -Barford GFX roller and tells us about restoring it

SMALL CPM

Our model section has plenty going on and our correspondent has come up with some gems

CLASSIFIEDS

THE place to buy and sell

NEXT ISSUE

Our plans for the March issue