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Tractor & Farm Heritage August 2017

In the August 2017 issue of Tractor & Farm Heritage we look at a rather unique John Deere tractor that sits pride of place in a Northern Ireland tractor dealership after being restored over 13 years ago. We also have all the latest gear to help you keep your trusty tractor in fine fettle.

Last of the Nuffields
It’s 50 years since the last Nuffield tractor models, the 3/45 and 4/65, were introduced back in 1967, subject to much controversy.

Daft for the Davids
David Brown gained a loyal following and reputation for build quality; we meet a lifelong fan who owns a superb 30D in original condition.

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

Graham’s Grumbles
Cyclists are added to the vast array of things that can raise people’s blood pressure.

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

New Dexta performance
Events took a frightening turn with this 1964 Fordson New Performance Dexta.

What’s in a colour
The red and grey Massey Ferguson 135 and its industrial yellow and grey cousin, the MF 2135.

Pride of place
A rather unique John Deere tractor sits pride of place in a Northern Ireland tractor dealership after being restored over 13 years ago.

Muir-Hill muscle
Owning a Muir-Hill tractor rates highly with those enthusiasts interested in the ‘heavier’ models, and this 101 is no exception.

Royal resurgence
The first post-war Royal Show in 1947 set new records in attendance, but excitement but material shortages marred delivery.

Rare Breeds
Fact file on Cream Legbar poultry: another breed on the Rare Breeds Survival Trust list.

Wartime survivor
The long-held promise for a restoration of this Lend-Lease Case DC4 is finally fulfilled by the owner – with a little help.

Young restorer
Our old tractors are going to be in safe hands – the younger enthusiasts are busy saving old wrecks from the scrap.

Staying on track
Most tractors have a hard life while they’re working and one area that can suffer greatly from wear is the steering box.

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

Workshop maintenance
We’re always in a rush to repair things in our workshops but how many times do we give a thought to the condition of the tools.

Next Month
Preview of the September issue of your Tractor & Farming Heritage magazine.

Book Reviews
It’s summer and time to kick back and relax with these latest new book releases which will appeal to the tractor enthusiast.

Whatson
Summer event guide for the events, rallies and road runs over the coming months.

Tractor events
The North East Model Show in Aberdeenshire offers food for thought for visitors with the many aspects of modelling.

Last Word
Mrs Brown has a theory that human obesity is directly linked to the size of tractor seats.