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Classic Plant & Machinery January 2017

Pick up your January issue of Classic Plant & Machinery where Alan Barnes delves further into the Volvo archive and comes up with more interesting facts. We also take a look at what you can do over the Christmas period and provide some ideas for gifts.

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CONTENTS

THOSE HAZY, CRAZY, LAZY DAYS
Remember summer? We look back at Sean Howe’s 1979 JCB 110B at work in Dorset

EDITOR’S WELCOME
Reflections on the past month

CLASSIC JCB ERF FLEET
CVC editor and well-known motoring journalist Peter A Simpson takes a look at the JCB ERF fleet of classic trucks

NEWS & CHRISTMAS GIFTS
We take a look at what you can do over the Christmas period and provide some ideas for gifts

EVENT & SALES DIARIES
See what’s coming up over the Christmas period and the start of the 2017 sales season

LETTERS
We are delighted to receive your letters and pictures: do keep them coming

SUBSCRIPTION OFFERS
There may be a Christmas gift here….

IRONSTONE MINING
This month Keith Haddock takes a look at the Sproxton and Buckmaster quarries

SALE REVIEW PART ONE
We start our look at what has been going on in the auction scene

SPECIAL OFFERS
Some great subscription offers

THE VOLVO STORY
Alan Barnes delves further into the Volvo archive and comes up with more interesting facts

ROLL ON SUMMER
Seen during the heady days of the 2016 summer at the Great Dorset Steam Fair was 1922 Aveling & Porter 6-ton steam roller 10431, called Jenny

WIN A BOOK
Haynes has given us a copy of its newly released JCB 3C MkIII Backhoe Loader Owners’ Workshop Manual: this is your chance to win it!

KATO HISTORY
Australian Dave Wilson takes a look at this fascinating excavator make

SCONE PALACE INTERLUDE
Paul Tofield reports on at what attended September’s Scone Palace event in Perth, Scotland.

MOTORISED 71-RB MODEL
Robert Bretsher tells us all about these Swiss-built models, which are available

TRAXCAVATOR 955 SERIES
Paul Tofield carries on his most interesting series; this time concentrating on the 955 series

WAINRIGHT’S ANNIVERSARY
Jo Lewis visited Wainwright Quarry Ltd’s open day and came away with some gems

NEAL PELICAN
Mike Blenkinsop looks back to the 1960s and a forgotten loading shovel

SALE REVIEW PART TWO
We continue our look at the sales scene with the Rockingham auction

SMALL PLANT & MACHINERY
Steve Downes looks at the Caterpillar 18M3 by Diecast Masters and others

CLASSIFIEDS
The place to buy and sell

NEXT MONTH
Our plans for the next issue