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Tractor & Farm Heritage July 2017

In the July 2017 issue of Tractor & Farm Heritage we revive our popular series of native rare breeds as listed with the Rare Breeds Survival Trust’s watch list with a fact file on Gloucester cattle. We also look at the Massey Ferguson 165 MK1 v Ford 4000 Pre-Force, two of the most powerful tractors available in the Sixties. .

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Marshall stars

We visit an enthusiast of all things Marshall north of the border who has just extended his magnificent collection.

Engineering masterclass

Restoring a Case 10-18 these days sometimes needs a specialist who can fathom the technology of the time.

George’s Tractor Day

An idea for a fundraiser for Dave Taylor’s great nephew George is so successful it looks like turning into an annual event.

Vintage National

The National Vintage Tractor Road Run celebrated its 30th outing at Seighford Airfield, Staffordshire on April 16.

The Big 100 celebrations

The Big 100 tractor event in Northern Ireland took three years to organise but when it took place this April, it was a real success.

Sixties icons compared

Massey Ferguson 165 MK1 v Ford 4000 Pre-Force, two of the most powerful tractors available in the Sixties.

 

Regulars

News

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

Graham’s Grumbles

Graham bemoans the downsides of our ‘throw away’ society.

Tractor Talk

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

A fine vintage

What better way to while away a sunny afternoon than with a couple of vintage tractors and a good tractor raconteur.

Next Month

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

Last Word

Travelling in Farmer Brown’s Land Rover can hardly be called ‘living in the lap of luxury’.

 

Heritage

Farming as it used to be

Our final visit to farm life in the Fifties and Sixties takes in harvesting technology at a sugar beet demonstration.

Rare Breeds

We revive our popular series of native rare breeds as listed with the Rare Breeds Survival Trust’s watch list with a fact file on Gloucester cattle.

Model World

Ferguson fans and specialist collectors alike will love this collection of model tractors from Universal Hobbies.

Feast in the east

Once again, the Eastern Counties Vintage Show delivered an exceptional gathering of tractors back in April.

 

Workshop

Need a lift?

The Massey Ferguson 135 Ben Phillips has been restoring is now complete – it now needs an MF 40 loader fitting to finish the job.

New products

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

Rotavator rescue

Richard Lofting finally has a job lined up for his Howard Rotavator, but he must first repair it before it can be used.

 

Events

Whatson

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

Tractor events

Tractors put in on a great turnout for the Kent Heritage Show at Kent County Showground in April.