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Tractor & Farm Heritage April 2017

In the April 2017 issue of Tractor & Farm Heritage we meet American marine engineer explains how his heavyweight day job lit his passion for the little red Farmall H. We also look at an Ivel tractor designed by Dan Albone and first patented in 1902 now takes pride of place in an Australian museum.

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CONTENTS


Regulars

News

What’s been happening in the world of vintage tractors and rural heritage.

Graham’s Grumbles

Being dressed ‘properly’ and being told how to dress up come under the Hampstead hammer.

Tractor Talk

Your news, views and comments about the veteran, vintage and classic scene.

Antique iron

An American marine engineer explains how his heavyweight day job lit his passion for the little red Farmall H.

Best and worst of times

Just as Graham Hampstead is feeling optimistic about the bright side of human nature, he is dealt a sickening blow.

Next Month

Preview of the May issue of your Tractor & Farming Heritage magazine.

Last Word

Some women can’t wait to get rid of their husband’s tractor collection.

YourTractors

FORDSON F

The centenary of MOM tractors arriving on our shores and their development into the Fordson F.

Continental Classic

We meet a tractor collector mightily impressed with the quality of his Eicher EKL’s German engineering.

Ford’s winning ways

Farmers can be sceptical to change so when the 1000 series Fords were introduced it took time for some to adapt.

Ferguson Fervour

We meet a father and daughter who both share a passion for tractors and showing them.

Spreading the joy

Reader’s restoration – a wonderful Massey Ferguson 712 manure spreader restoration.

Heritage

Ivel revival

An Ivel tractor designed by Dan Albone and first patented in 1902 now takes pride of place in an Australian museum.

Green evolution

Farm mechanisation gains wider acceptance, the size of American farms continues to grow and John Deere come up with the tractors to suit every need.

The car-tractor

A 1930 Morris Cowley car converted for field work during the Second World War.

Workshop

Braking bad

You wouldn’t drive a car on the road with poor or no brakes and driving a tractor is no different.

New Products

All the latest gear to help you keep your trusty tractor in fine fettle.

Making missing parts

Working with his French Mistress is always a guilty pleasure for Richard Lofting – his SFV 302 tractor that is.

Events

What’s on

Our look ahead to the events, rallies and road runs over the coming months.

TractorEvents

Doe show delights at the 57th Doe Show in Ulting, Essex in February.