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Tractor & Machinery February 2017

The February issue of Tractor & Machinery is available now and it’s the restoration special. Whether you’re a concours veteran or thinking of restoring a tractor for the first time, our top tips offer food for thought. Pick up your copy today…

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Contents

FRENCH FANCY
Ford’s 7910 was never popular in the UK and so it’s rare to find one, particularly an example that’s used as a courtesy tractor!

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.

GREAT END TO SEASON
Peter Love rounds up the action from the show season finale – the Newark Vintage Tractor & Heritage Show.

Restoration special
50 TOP TIPS
Whether you’re a concours veteran or thinking of restoring a tractor for the first time, our top tips offer food for thought.

Restoration special
TRUE IDENTITY REVEALED
Should it be red or should it be white? This Case 1694 has been both throughout its life, but the Gaston family believes it is now as it should be.

Restoration special
GETTING A GRIP
Tyres are an expensive element of any restoration and so choosing the right ones can be a tricky process. We talk to The British Rubber Co. about what’s happening in the world of tractor tyres today and what’s on the horizon.

Restoration special
LEYLANDS OF LANARK
Bob Weir meets a father and son intent on saving Scotland’s finest.

BLUES TAKING OVER IN GLENARM
A big Ford was on Andrew Morton’s wish list for a while and so he jumped at the chance to buy a TW-10, as Chris McCullough discovered.

POSTBAG
The section where you have your say.

Health & safety
SAFE OPERATION
If you’re not sure, it pays to check and check again. Bernard Holloway’s informative series continues.

REVIEWS
It may be too late for Christmas, but there’s still plenty of long winter nights ahead to enjoy our offerings!

CHEAP POWER
International’s Series 86 tractors were highly regarded in the USA. Tom Collins finds out why.

MODEL CORNER
There’s a bumper crop of new releases in this issue – some limited edition, some not so!

CENTRESPREAD
Two classic Case machines in the same photograph… the opportunity was too good to miss.

Implement manufacturers
MASSSEY FERGUSON
Although its tractors are perhaps its most famous assets, MF has built some iconic harvesting equipment over the years.

Farming diary
SEEING RED
Brian Bevin wallows in the nostalgia of the Newark Vintage Tractor & Heritage Show and recounts a story involving The Red Arrows.

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

Veteran & vintage scene
RESTORATION OF THE YEAR?
Peter Love has the story of one of the most impressive tractors to debut in 2016.

A-Z
Nick Baldwin continues his alphabetical guide to tractor manufacturers.

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

The Horticulturists’ column
MONARCH STARS!
A fine display of Singer/Monarch machines catches Peter Love’s eye.

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

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 March 2017 issue, on sale Friday 20 January.

WORKSHOP

PLAY TIME’S OVER
A tired steering box comes under Andrew Hall’s scrutinising eye.

NEW PRODUCTS
A double helping of items for your tractor and workshop.

FRUSTRATING TIMES
It’s very often the final stages of a project that cause problems, as Kevin Reed discovers.

INDEPENDENT’S DAY
Chris Jaworski overhauls the iPTO system on an International 684.

BACK TOGETHER
The top end of a Fordson’s engine receives some attention.

PROJECT P6
Melvin Broughton gets to grips with the small, but important elements.

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