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Tractor & Farm Heritage December 2016

In the December issue of Tractor & Farm Heritage we look at a Volvo BM 425 tractor manufactured in the 1950s that is stirring up a lot of attention in Northern Ireland. We also have news, views and comments about the veteran, vintage and classic scene.

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Regulars

News
All the latest news in the world of tractors and heritage.

Graham’s Grumbles
The joys of taking a relaxing holiday with a caravan.

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

Field full of furrows
We meet a father and son with a love of old tractors that provides not only a shared hobby, but also a welcome break from working indoors all week.

Sowing the seeds
Now the show season is ending its time to catch up on the multitude of jobs that should have been done in the summer.

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

Last Word
For the first time, Farmer Brown is the proud owner of a fully restored tractor – but it comes at a price.

Your Tractors

Rowcrop rarity
Few rowcrop Fordsons were sold in Britain, and still fewer have survived we track down the rare beast in the south west.

Family Affair
This 30D, an early member of the David Brown lineage, has played a pivotal part in the life one family.

Patience pays dividends
Whether you’re on the lookout for a bargain or a brilliant find like this Fordson Diesel Major, here’s some key approaches to track them down.

Swedish special
A rare Volvo BM 425 tractor manufactured in the 1950s is stirring up a lot of attention in Northern Ireland.

Autumn bears rich fruit
Review of the inaugural Tractor World Autumn Show at the Newbury Showground in October.

Factory fresh
A reader tells how he converted his Standard Fordson with a Fordson Major E1A engine to make it look like a factory conversion.

Heritage

Big mill tractors
How the Lend Lease agreement quickened the demise of steam as operators saw the benefits of using tractors.

New clothes for the king
A suitable restoration was required for this machine which had been named after Brian Boru – the last great High King of Ireland.

Vintage magic
There is always something new to see at the Little Casterton Working Weekend near Stamford, Lincolnshire in September.

Workshop

Multi-Power universe
Massey Ferguson 35X tractors are common but as this one had Multi-Power and was local, the customer, Alan Braithwaite, knew its history and just had to buy it.

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

Top restoration tips
We bring you more practical advice in the second part of our guide to getting the best restoration possible.

Marketplace

Tractor Events
Two great Irish events, a road run and our Winter Event Guide star in our out and about features.