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Tractor & Farm Heritage May 2017

In the May 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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CONTENTS

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

Graham’s Grumbles
The ‘random things that shouldn’t happen but do happen fairly regularly and boy do they make me mad syndrome’.

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

Sales from Wales
A tractor trader recalls how it all began with a Fordson Major, 27 years ago.

Stop hanging about
It’s time to make a start on the mountain of jobs that seem to have appeared over winter.

Last Word
Mrs Brown comes out in sympathy when Farmer Brown cracks a rib in a bizarre accident.

Major problems
This Fordson Major E27N restoration began when a mechanic came to call.

Majestic Massey
A look round Tom French’s award-winning Massey Ferguson 65 Mk1.

Dream tractor
A Ford 7000 had always seemed out of reach for Dave Taylor’s collection, but finally his star tractor was found and restored.

Welcome to the World
The Spring Tractor World Show, Malvern which packs most of the things we love about our hobby into one show.

Society celebrations
This year marks the 140th Anniversary of the Clydesdale Horse Society who have played their part in keeping our farming heritage alive.

First of the New Generation
As the farming revolution rushed headlong toward the Sixties, changing times brought changing farms and a thirst for power.

Harvests past
Luckily the old ways are not completely forgotten and old photographs can be a superb way to experience the past.

Great finish
A nicely painted tractor is what most people doing restorations strive for,   so getting a good finish is important.

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

Under pressure
With buyers coming to view his vineyard Dexta, Richard Lofting acts quickly to resolve a hydraulic problem.

TractorEvents
Preview of the FVAMC Farming Heritage Show & Annual Rally in June, which promises an outstanding line up.

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