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Tractor & Machinery October 2016

The October issue of Tractor & Machinery is available now. With Tractor World Autumn just weeks away, how would you like to win free weekend entry to the show and one night’s stay in a hotel? Pick up your copy today

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Ground-breaking tractors
FASTRAC – FOR FIELD, TRACK AND TARMAC
The second and final part of our look at the iconic JCB Fastrac sees us focus on developments from 1995 to the present day.

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.

DOWN IN DEVON…
Geoff Harrison and some members of The International Harvester Club of Great Britain head to Richard Dunning’s farm, near Exeter, to get the harvest underway.

Competition
WIN A VIP PACKAGE
With Tractor World Autumn just weeks away, how would you like to win free weekend entry to the show and one night’s stay in a hotel?

Irish special
A SPECIAL STORY
Is it a bird? Is it a plane? Or is it a Leyland morphed with a David Brown? No, it’s none of these – but it’s not something you see everyday either!

Irish special
NO RETIREMENT PLAN
Would you restore a tractor and put it straight back to work? Chris McCullough went to meet a man that did just that.

Irish special
A WIN FOR WATERFORD
Working events are big in Ireland – particularly those that revolve around silage. Justin Roberts takes in the sights and sounds of one such occasion.

Irish special
LESSER-SPOTTED MARSHALL
Finding a restored Harvest Gold Marshall is not an easy task – but to find three in one place is virtually unheard of. Add in the fact that one of them is actually a badge-engineered model and you’re in fantasy world!

Irish special
ALL GO IN GREYABBEY
If one working event is not enough for you – check out the sights of the County Down Traction Engine Club’s annual extravaganza here.

POSTBAG
The section where you have your say

ANGEL’S DELIGHT
In the first of an occasional series on young people flying the flag for the                 tractor preservation movement, Bernard Holloway meets Kent-based                      Lily-Rose Dowsett.

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

Farming diary
THE SUBLIME TO THE RIDICULOUS
In part seven of his candid look at farming life, Brian Bevin imagines himself on Dragons’ Den with his invention.

Health & safety
THE SAFE USE OF YOUR TRACTOR
The second part of our informative series aims to point you in the right direction if you have any doubts about operating your tractor safely.

CENTRESPREAD
The opportunity to feature three stunning Marshalls, beautifully photographed by Chris McCullough, was too good to miss!

Implement manufacturers
CLAAS
Mike Williams leaves Holland and heads east to cover the history of one of the world’s largest manufacturers of harvesting machinery.

MODEL CORNER
A brace of new releases from SIKU and a delightful pair from Universal Hobbies.

HIDDEN GEM
Picking up from where the August issue left off, we find another International 56 Series tractor still at work.

Special feature
OPEN-AIR DRIVING
There are modern tractors in Turkey, but classics from the ’60s and ’70s are still in demand it seems.

Veteran & vintage scene
JURY’S OUT OVER EURO AUCTION
American auctioneers head to Germany to oversee the dispersal of a significant collection.

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
T&M’s editor-at-large admires the machines at a couple of events in the south of England.

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 November 2016 issue, on sale Friday 30 September.

WORKSHOP

LITTLE GIANT’S BIG MOMENT
Chris Jaworski and the Bicton College team dismantle BOAT’s latest raffle tractor to ascertain which parts will be required to bring it back to life.

NEW PRODUCTS
Items for your tractor and workshop.

HELP
Your questions answered.

NEARING AN END
Kevin Reed rejuvenates the Doe 130’s tinwork.

TIME FOR TLC
With the baler pushing his MF 550 a little more than he’d like, Andrew Hall decides to inspect the brakes.

PROJECT P6
Melvin Broughton fits four new tyres to the E27N.