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Tractor & Machinery January 2017

The January issue of Tractor & Machinery is available now. We have a section dedicated to cult classics this month plus plenty of Christmas gift ideas and news from sectors of the modern market.. Pick up your copy today…

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Contents

A SHOWROOM HOME
A 30 Series Deere with mechanical four-wheel drive? Yes, you’re right, it’s rare! Chris McCullough has the story of this interesting little 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.

Cult classics
CULT CLASSICS
The first part of our section dedicated to cult classics takes a look at the stand-out models from the 1960s, ’70s and ’80s, plus your favourites.

Cult classics
WHERE BLUE IS BEST
Gary Hawkins profiles a working fleet packed with popular Fords from our decades of choice.

Cult classics
NOTHING VENTURED, NOTHING GAINED
Dave Constable’s International 574 worked hard in its heyday, but he was fortunate enough to be able to give it a new lease of life.

Cult classics
CHIP SHAPE
Massey Ferguson’s 3000 Series models may not have found their way into our shortlist, but they are all cult classics – cutting-edge icons from the 1980s.

Cult classics
GOOD, HONEST POWER!
Ford’s 5000 may not have the same iconic status as its turbocharged sibling, but it’s not far behind! Andrew Hall provides a guide for prospective buyers.

MODEL CORNER
There’s a double header in this issue – with all of the news from one of the largest model shows on the calendar and a look at a model of yesteryear.

Health & safety
PTOs & DRIVE SHAFTS
Bernard Holloway’s informative series turns to one of the most dangerous elements of tractors and implements.

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

BUILDING BLOCK
Just as the Ford 7000 was a trendsetter with its turbocharger, John Deere’s 4620 was said to be the first tractor to incorporate an intercooler.

REVIEWS
How about some Christmas gift ideas?

CENTRESPREAD
We’re well aware that John Deere was the theme for the centrespread in the last issue, but we couldn’t pass up another opportunity!

Implement manufacturers                
MARSHALL TRAILERS
Mike Williams is back in the UK to uncover the story of one of Scotland’s best known companies.

POSTBAG
The section where you have your say.

Farming diary
IMPRESSIVE MEN AND MACHINES
Brian Bevin doffs his metaphorical cap to his local agricultural engineers and the Doe Dual Drive.

EYE FOR DETAIL
The Roadless 115. There’s no mistaking one – especially when it’s shining like the proverbial penny!

Veteran & vintage scene
MOGUL 45 STARS AT LITTLE CASTERTON
Peter Love with one of the most admired exhibits at a recent working event.

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

OUT & ABOUT
Numerous events for you to enjoy.

WHAT’S ON
There’s always plenty happening – even in the run up to Christmas. Find out about it here.

THE HORTICULTURIST’S COLUMN
Sales news, plus the highlights from Tractor World Autumn.

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 February 2017 issue, on sale Friday 23 December.

 

WORKSHOP

KEEP IT COOL
Chris Jaworski replaces the water pump on an MF 590.

NEW PRODUCTS
Items for your tractor and workshop.

RESTORING COMPRESSION
Andrew Hall’s tractor has been languishing for longer than he likes to admit.

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

GETTING IT RIGHT
It’s the detail that matters – evident from Kevin Reed’s most recent work on the Doe 130.

PROJECT P6
Melvin Broughton’s E27N conversion project continues to inspire.