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Tractor & Farm Heritage June 2017

In the June 2017 issue of Tractor & Farm Heritage we take a  look round Tom French’s award-winning Massey Ferguson 65 Mk1 and a tractor trader recalls how it all began with a Fordson Major, 27 years ago. We also have all the latest gear to help you keep your trusty tractor in fine fettle.

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Cabbed crusaders
Two Fordson icons, a Dexta and a Roadless, find a new lease of life helping raise funds for charity.

School of hard knocks
Growing up on a farm can be a great adventure, but learning to respect the machinery should not be done the hard way.

Go compare
Ferguson FE 35 Grey and Gold vs Allis-Chalmers ED-40 vs John Deere 303 – three tractors, six colours and one engine!

Regulars

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

Graham’s Grumbles
Readers share their gripes for ripped hedges and obscured number plates with Graham.

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

Best kept secret
Jo Roberts wonders why our great British Nuffield isn’t more collectable.

Keeping on track
The moral of this sorry tale is if at first you don’t succeed – it will all come right in the end.

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

Last Word
Farmer Brown tidies his workshop up to make a man cave.

Heritage

Silage harvest
Farming methods of the past are frozen in time for us to enjoy in this superb collection of photographs.

Practicing the past
A visit to the Acton Scott Historic Working Farm reminds us places like this are important storehouses of our farming heritage.

MF in Australia
Massey enthusiasts from the other side of the world share their passion for the marque.

Tractors to tanks
Military historian, Richard Pullen, charts the evolution of an agricultural machine in to a revolutionary vehicle.

Workshop

Factory fresh
It’s always a pleasure to restore a Massey Ferguson 135 and the best part of any restoration for Ben Phillips is the finishing touches.

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

Making of an SFV 302
Working on the restoration of an uncommon tractor like the French SFV 302 is a true labour of love.

Events

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