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Tractor & Machinery June 2017

The June issue of Tractor & Machinery is available now and Brandon Symonds investigates the changing times of Steiger. Plus, a 1918 Fordson Ministry of Munitions tractor catches Peter Love’s eye.

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Contents

SEA OF BLUE
A total of 862 tractors in one blue is a sight to behold. Chris McCullough has the story of this captivating 100-year celebration.

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.

A GRAND NATIONAL
This year, the National Vintage Tractor Road Run moved to Staffordshire and Anne Bates was there for T&M to take in sights and sounds.

ZETORS KEEP ON ROLLING
An ageing Czech-built fleet may not suit all tastes, but this South African farmer finds them to be ideal for his operation.

TURBOCHARGED THREE
Massey Ferguson’s 300 and 302 Series produced some very popular models – but what should you expect from a 352?

NEW DEER’S RARE DEERE
When did you last see a John Deere-Lanz 310? No, we couldn’t remember either – so we sent Bob Weir to take a look at one.

POSTBAG
The section where you have your say.

DONCASTER’S DILEMMA
Almost 50 years after its launch, the International 574 is still a popular tractor –but some say the company got it wrong with the 474.

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

ACROSS THE POND
The final part of Peter Love’s scrapbook of sightings from the other side of the Atlantic.

RARE LION IN DAKOTA
Brandon Symonds investigates the changing times of Steiger.

BUSMAN’S HOLIDAY
Rather like Peter Love, Peter Henshaw can’t resist looking at tractors when he’s away from home. Here’s what he found in Europe.

CENTRESPREAD
Amongst a sea of ‘Ford blue’ a different blue stood out. Take a look!

MODEL CORNER
Some new releases from Britains capture our imagination.

ONE FOR THE COLLECTION
A Favorit 615 LSA proves too good for a dealer to sell on.

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

Veteran & vintage scene
ORIGINAL MoM DEBUTS
A 1918 Fordson Ministry of Munitions tractor catches Peter Love’s eye.

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

OUT & ABOUT
The Scots hit the road and the Kentish hit the fields.

The Horticulturists’ column
WORKING DAY
Steven Hall heads to Norfolk for a popular fundraising event.

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 July 2017 issue, on sale Friday 9 June.

 

WORKSHOP

DAVID BROWN 885
Chris and the team from Bicton undertake a routine service on one of Meltham’s finest.

AGAINST THE GRAIN 
The battle-scarred Ferguson sawbench is beginning to look more respectable.

GETTING ‘STUCK IN’
Andrew Hall’s DB 990 Implematic has its final drive units removed.

A JUGGLING ACT
Kevin Reed believes that it is the detail that counts.

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

OIL BATH AIR FILTER SERVICE
The 950’s sorry-looking air filter receives some attention.

NEW PRODUCTS
Items for your tractor and workshop.