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Tractor & Machinery July 2017

The July issue of Tractor & Machinery is available now and our friends at Creative Masters have been generous enough to provide a Universal Hobbies limited edition box set for one lucky reader to win. Plus Gary Hawkins meets a Kent farmer with a passion for old kit.

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Contents

MAD FOR MARSHALLS!
A stunning collection of Harvest Gold tractors amassed in less than a year! Chris McCullough has the story.

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.

Competition
WIN A FERGUSON BOX SET
Our friends at Creative Masters have been generous enough to provide a Universal Hobbies limited edition box set for one lucky reader to win.

CONVERSIONS UNITE
Ford conversions are common, but it’s not every day that you see the smaller models in the range adapted for a particular application.

HISTORY IN THE MAKING
The Irish are renowned for their ability to put on a special event and this one was no exception.

THE GREEN OF THE FENS
We take a trip down memory lane with T&L Lindsey – a farming operation with a passion for John Deere.

SECOND STRING, NOT SECOND CLASS
Classics are often a viable proposition for lighter roles on modern farms and this David Brown 995 was purchased for such a purpose, as Bob Weir discovers.

POSTBAG
The section where you have your say.

A DYING BREED
Harry Bolt looks at tractors that were once a common sight in America – the big four-wheel steer tractors built by Case and International Harvester.

MARSHLAND MENAGERIE
Gary Hawkins meets a Kent farmer with a passion for old kit.

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

CAB COLOSSUS
Alexander Duncan (Aberdeen) Ltd. was once a powerhouse of tractor cab manufacturing, but today things are little more sedate. Peter Love has the story.

CENTRESPREAD
Two tractors 20 years apart, but equally as impressive.

MODEL CORNER
News from Spalding and the latest releases.

SUPER SUPER-SPEC
Tim Price resurrects one of Massey Fergusons most prized models.

FAMILY HEIRLOOM
Peter Wiltshire is hoping to hand down his Ford TW-20 to his daughter.

Fact file
MUIR-HILL
It’s fair to say that County and Roadless get the lion’s share of attention when it comes to Ford conversions, but what can a Muir-Hill 121 offer?

Veteran & vintage scene
WAYNE’S LATEST
Case enthusiasts Wayne and Terry Mitchell debut their Case VAC row-crop.

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

OUT & ABOUT
Rallies, road runs and working events – they’re all here!

The Horticulturists’ column
AT THE SALE
Cheffins’ vintage collective is under the spotlight, as well as the machinery exhibited at Stradsett.

LADIES ON TRACTORS
The fairer sex on their trusty steeds.

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

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

NEXT MONTH
Our plans for the August 2017 issue, on sale Friday 7 July.

WORKSHOP

FORD 3600 SERVICE
Chris Jaworski has the first part of a double header on this popular little tractor.

AGAINST THE GRAIN
Part three of the series sees Andrew Hall making good progress with his Ferguson sawbench.

STEADY PROGRESS
With the aid of a home-made tool, out come the oil seals on the DB 990.

DRIVER COMFORT
A deadline looms for Kevin Reed and the Doe 130.

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

INTERNATIONAL AID
An IH 585 requires some attention to the transmission.

NEW PRODUCTS
Items for your tractor and workshop.