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Tractor & Machinery August 2017

The August issue of Tractor & Machinery is available now. Buying a tractor as an investment is a popular, and often controversial, topic of conversation. Justin Roberts digs a little deeper, plus we have yhe final part of our feature on the Haynes and Invicta conversions of the Ford 3000.

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Contents

FRENCH FANCY
Better known for his penchant for Massey Ferguson tractors, Alan Mold’s latest project turned out to be quite a surprise.

NEW MACHINERY
News from sectors of the modern market.

NEWS
Keeping you up to date with what’s happening out there, especially when it’s of interest to the T&M enthusiast.

1970s’ STYLE
There are thousands of MF 100 Series models still hard at work across the globe. Dave Bowers takes a look at some in Cumbria, complete with matching implements.

VINTAGE GRASSMEN
Bring together 50 classic tractors and forage harvesters and set them to work in the same field and you’ve got yourself an event that captures the imagination, as James Connolly discovers.

CONTINENTAL CLASSIC
International’s French- and German-built six-cylinder models are icons of their generation – so much so that a David Brown fan decided he had to have one!

THE VALUE OF TRACTORS
Buying a tractor as an investment is a popular, and often controversial, topic of conversation. Justin Roberts digs a little deeper.

POSTBAG
The section where you have your say.

ON THE CRAWL
With several examples sold recently and interest seemingly increasing in these models, we take a look at some of Massey Ferguson’s popular crawlers.

RECYCLING
Ford conversions are nothing new, but the J. J. Thomas story is particularly thought-provoking.

JUNIOR
A new generation shows it already has what it takes!

THE BEST YET!
Tractor Fest has grown to become one of the best outdoor events on the calendar. Peter Love was there for T&M.

REVIEWS
One of our contributors recently released a new book on one of his favourite topics. We thumb through its pages.

CONVERSIONS UNITE
The final part of our feature on the Haynes and Invicta conversions of the Ford 3000.

CENTRESPREAD
A John Deere theme once again, but it was never really in doubt!

MODEL CORNER
Four new releases from Britains.

EPIC JOURNEY!
Philip Gibson and Peter Plehov may have completed their once-in-a-lifetime trip, but they still need your help.

Veteran & vintage scene
RALLY SCENE
Judging by the reaction they get at events, older tractors are as popular as ever.

WHAT’S ON
There’s always plenty happening. Find out about it here.

OUT & ABOUT
There’s a lot going on at this time of year, including tractor pulling!

The Horticulturists’ column
SOMETHING FOR ALL
Plenty of interesting machines here, including a Yanmar that’s a feast for the eyes.

LADIES ON TRACTORS
The fairer sex on their trusty steeds.

THE LAST WORD
Peter Love’s take on what’s been happening in the world of tractor preservation.

NEXT MONTH
Our plans for the September 2017 issue, on sale Friday 4 August.

WORKSHOP

FORD 3600 SERVICE
Chris Jaworski with the final part of a double header on this popular tractor.

AGAINST THE GRAIN  
The Ferguson sawbench is beginning to look like it should.

RELINING THE BRAKES
The DB 990’s stopping power looks set to improve.

LET’S LINK ARMS!
Subjected to what appears to have been a hard life, the Doe 130 gets some new ball ends.

HELP
Got a question about your tractor? We’ll do our best to answer it.

CONTINUOUS IMPROVEMENT
Andre Hall’s E27N is up and running, but it’s not finished yet.

NEW PRODUCTS
Items for your tractor and workshop.