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Tractor & Machinery September 2017

The September issue of Tractor & Machinery is available now. Bernard Holloway admires a Landini in disguise – as a Massey Ferguson. Plus restoration supremo Cyril Hanna has been busy again. This time it was a Ford Series 10 model that he offered a new lease of life.

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Contents

PLOUGHING POWER
If you’re thinking of getting into match ploughing, you might be wondering which tractor to choose. We ask the experts.

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 tractor enthusiast.

Competition
WIN GREAT DORSET STEAM FAIR TICKETS
We’ve got 20 pairs to give away – so what are you waiting for?

Around Europe
PRAIRIE POWER
Two White Field Boss tractors in two days… in Scandinavia! It could only happen to Peter Love.

Around Europe
OLD-SCHOOL POWER
Universal (UTB) tractors were never a common sight in Britain, but Chris McCullough discovers that there are plenty still at work in their homeland.

Around Europe
NORWEIGAN ADVENTURE
The Norsk Motorhistorisk Museum has a very interesting history, enhanced by a thriving tractor preservation scene.

ITALIAN FLAIR
Bernard Holloway admires a Landini in disguise – as a Massey Ferguson.

POSTBAG
The section where you have your say.

Life by the sea
PART ONE – THE EARLY YEARS
The late Donald Bowler navigates his way through the plethora of tractors used by the RNLI.

MODEL CORNER
The new and forthcoming releases from Universal Hobbies.

PRISON BLUES
Restoration supremo Cyril Hanna has been busy again. This time it was a Ford Series 10 model that he offered a new lease of life.

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

INNOVATIVE REVERSIBLE
The MF 797 not only looked different, it was different. With a turnover mechanism more akin to a plough built in more recent times, it was a revelation.

FARMALL REVIVAL
Bob Weir heads to Robert Burns’ country to meet Neil Ramsey and his Super A.

LADIES ON TRACTORS
The fairer sex on their trusty steeds.

Veteran & vintage scene
HERITAGE ROOTS
Henry Ford’s ancestral home is set to host an event to remember. Peter Love paid a visit to discover more about the history of the farm and the family that called it home.

THE PERFECT BLEND
It appears that there’s more to Tractor Vaporising Oil than meets the eye.

CENTRESPREAD
With photographs as good as this, there was only going to be one winner in the race to grace these pages!

The Horticulturists’ column
HORTICULTURALS SHINE AT TRACTOR FEST
From original to gleaming, Tractor Fest had it all!

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

OUT & ABOUT
A couple of Celtic events for you to enjoy.

SUBSCRIBE
Be sure to take advantage of our special subscriptions offer.

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 October 2017 issue, on sale Friday 1 September.

WORKSHOP 

NUFFIELD DUAL CLUTCH
Chris Jaworski and the team replace a Universal Three’s clutch.

TENDING TO THE STEERING
With the brakes sorted, it’s now time to tackle the DB 990’s steering.

MUSICAL WHEELS
It’s new rubber and the correct wheels with the correct tractor for Andrew Hall.

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

AGAINST THE GRAIN
Rust continues to cause problems on the Ferguson sawbench project.

NEW PRODUCTS
Items for your tractor and workshop.