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Tractor & Machinery December 2016

The December issue of Tractor & Machinery is available now. This special section celebrates 50 years of John Deere Limited and the editor-at-large rounds up the action from the latest event on the show season calendar. Pick up your copy today…

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IMPULSE BUY

Ever been to an auction and bought something without the intention of doing so? Frank Sempey did just that and told Chris McCullough all about it.

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.

John Deere UK & IRE @50

THE LEAPING DEERE

The first feature in our special section celebrating 50 years of John Deere Limited looks at the history of the company.

John Deere UK & IRE @50

JD DOES THE MOVEMENT PROUD

With a special anniversary comes a special celebratory event. Peter Love was at Langar to savour the moment.

John Deere UK & IRE @50

GREEN ON GREEN

On the other side of the Irish Sea celebrations took another form.

SPECTACULAR CELEBRATION

If one party’s not enough, take a look at how JCB celebrated the Fastrac’s 25th anniversary.

MAKING IMPROVEMENTS

T&M reader Malcolm Bush told us he was keen to share his experiences with his International 784 with other readers. Over to you Malcolm!

TRACTOR WORLD AUTUMN

The editor-at-large rounds up the action from the latest event on the show season calendar.

JUNIOR

A new generation shows it already has what it takes!

FORCE II BE RECKONED WITH

Ford’s Series 10 tractors are as popular as ever – on the rally circuit and on the farm. Gary Hawkins meets one of the range’s biggest fans.

MODEL CORNER

Collections, dioramas, scratch-builts and trade stands – they were all at Tractor World Autumn.

Farming diary

 THUNDERBIRDS ARE GO!

Black-grass. A thorn in the side of farmers up and down the country, but Brian Bevin has a plan to rid his farm of the menace.

POSTBAG

The section where you have your say.

TRANSPORT FOR TRACKS

Rob Knighton bought a classic tractor to save money. At least that’s what he told his wife!

CENTRESPREAD

Two classic John Deeres for you to enjoy. T&M’s tribute to 50 years of the brand in the United Kingdom and Republic of Ireland.

Implement manufacturers                 

KUHN

Mike Williams swaps Germany for France to discover the history of a company with almost 190 years of manufacturing under its belt.

Health & safety

THE WHEELS ON YOUR WAGON

The fourth part in Bernard Holloway’s informative series looks at the dangers surrounding wheels and tyres.

Veteran & vintage scene

CELEBRATION OF STEAM CULTIVATION

World Ploughing 2016 wasn’t all serious competition – there was a historical element too, as Peter Love discovered.

A-Z

Nick Baldwin continues his alphabetical guide to tractor manufacturers.

OUT & ABOUT

Events from either side of the Irish Sea for you to enjoy.

WHAT’S ON

There’s always plenty happening – find out about it here.

THE HORTICULTURIST’S COLUMN

We see what the Great Dorset Steam Fair had to offer.

BACK ISSUES

Gone? But not forgotten? Here’s where you can track down a missing mag!

SUBSCRIBE

Be sure to take advantage of our special subscriptions offer.

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 January 2017 issue, on sale Friday 25 November.

WORKSHOP

POWERING A SPLITTER

What do you need to connect a log splitter to your tractor?

HELP

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

STRAIGHT TO THE POINT

Andrew Hall admits defeat and orders new parts for his plough.

PROJECT P6

Melvin Broughton’s progress with the E27N conversion continues apace.

NEW PRODUCTS

Items for your tractor and workshop.