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Classic Plant & Machinery June 2017

Pick up your June issue of Classic Plant & Machinery for the very latest news, features, events and much more. Alan Barnes looks at the Volvo 640-641, the company’s first four-wheel drive loading shovel and Jeremy Rowland tracks the restoration of a D8-2U and the work that’s been involved in it.

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RARE BULLDOZER MAKES TOP MONEY
It was all going on at the Cheffins Vintage Collective on Saturday April 22 when a rare pre-production 1961 David Brown DB5 sold for £60,000!

EDITOR’S WELCOME
What’s the editor talking about this month?

VOLVO LOADER & MORE!
Alan Barnes looks at the Volvo 640-641, the company’s first four-wheel drive loading shovel

LATEST NEWS
We devote two pages to the recent Cheffins Vintage Collective and give you the plant information as it happened

LETTERS
Have your say. This month Greg Evans from Kettering, Northamptonshire, a devoted Midlands ironstone quarry fan, adds detail to Keith Haddock’s excellent series

EVENTS DIARY
Jayne Love comes up with all the best events to visit in the UK over the next couple of months

IRONSTONE MINING
This issue Keith Haddock’s series turns to Nassington & Barrowden Mining Co Ltd

THE TRUMP EFFECT
Keith Haddock reports from Conexpo 2017 in Las Vegas from a historical perspective on some of the companies displaying there

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BIG 100
Wow, what a wonderful restoration of a Ford 550 loader/backhoe: and there’s more!

BEST IN CLASS?
Alan Barnes looks at the 675D, the last in the line of traditional Ford loaders

BIG CAT
Jeremy Rowland tracks the restoration of a D8-2U and the work that’s been involved in it

BIG BEASTS IN SPAIN
Steven Vale returns to the Spanish mountains to take another look at the largest fleet of Cat’s 5000 Series excavators to work in Europe

SALES DIARY
The best list you will find in the GB of where to go for second-hand machinery

SALES TALK
Our correspondents have been all over the country and tell you what’s been going on at the last Hewden auction and the JCB Rocester sale and they travel to Manitoba, Canada, for the sale of some old scrapers

SMALL PLANT & MACHINERY
Steven Downes gives us the latest model news

CLASSIFIEDS
Our No 1 marketplace

NEXT ISSUE
Our plans for the July issue, out on Friday June 16