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Tractor & Machinery November 2016

The November issue of Tractor & Machinery is available now. Find out more about our top picks from 1986 and, on the hunt for something ‘exotic’, Harry Bell heads to Umbria. Pick up your copy…

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RESTORATION CZECHS OUT!
Chris McCullough meets a man that bought a Zetor 8011 as a second tractor to rekindle memories of days gone by.

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.

Class of ’86
OUR PICKS FROM ’86
If you could buy any tractor, which one would it be? That’s the question we’re often asked, so we narrowed down the search to tractors on sale 30 years ago.

Class of ’86
A LEAP OF FAITH?
If none of the ten tractors we picked float your boat, how about the John Deere 3040? Andrew Hall points prospective buyers on the right direction.

Class of ’86
DAILY DRIVE: JD 3040
In the first of two running reports, we ask users of ’86 tractors for their opinion.

Class of ’86
SECOND STRING: MF 698
Massey Ferguson’s 600 Series wasn’t its best – but what does this owner think of his?

SENSATIONAL 7000
Andy Holmes makes a return visit to a special collection to admire the jewel in the crown.

POSTBAG
The section where you have your say.

WORLD PLOUGHING 2016
The top event in the ploughing calendar returns to the United Kingdom.

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

NO PAIN, NO GAIN
In the second part of our occasional series on youngsters flying the flag for tractor preservation, Jane Brooks admires Lucas Mann’s spirit.

MODEL CORNER
A terrific trio for you to savour.

Farming diary
IF IT AIN’T BROKE, DON’T FIX IT!
In part eight of this candid look at farming life, things don’t always go to plan in Brian Bevin’s world.

Harvest 2016
FENLAND HARVEST
Amongst a sea of modern machinery, two combines champion the cause of harvesting technology from the ’70s and ’80s.

Harvest 2016
A TASTE OF ITALY
Always on the hunt for something ‘exotic’, Harry Bell heads to Umbria.

CENTRESPREAD
With its square-cut looks and impressive standard spec, the first tractor in line to feature on these hallowed pages was always Crystal clear!

Implement manufacturers          
AMAZONE
Mike Williams profiles another of the big guns – this time, a German company with an enviable track record.

Health & safety
A REVOLUTION IN FARM TRANSPORT
Bernard Holloway’s informative series continues with a look at the inimitable ‘quad’.

Veteran & vintage scene
BUYERS’ MARKET?
Peter Love wonders if prices in the USA will continue to decrease.

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

OUT & ABOUT
A diverse mix of events, as always, for you to enjoy.

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

THE HORTICULTURIST’S COLUMN
Peter Love heads across The Pond to see what’s on 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 December 2016 issue, on sale Friday 28 October.

WORKSHOP

LITTLE GIANT’S BIG MOMENT
From a tired-looking tractor to a beautiful B-250 – all in three days!

NEW PRODUCTS
Items for your tractor and workshop.

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

PAINTING A MASTERPIECE
Preparation and painting – it’s all in a day’s work for Kevin Reed.

PLOUGHING ON
With a little effort, Andrew Hall has a plough that he can enter a match with.

PROJECT P6
If you ever need some plumbing done, it appears that Melvin Broughton’s your man!