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Classic Plant & Machinery August 2016 issue

Pick up your August issue of Classic Plant & Machinery featuring the latest news and events plus Jeremy Rowland discovers a working JCB 814 and the editor travels to Downham Market to catch up on the excellent early season event at Stradsett Park

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SAY GOODBYE!
A 1965 Smith-Rodley dragline is to be scrapped following the late John Keeley Cheffins sale on Saturday May 14, which raised £1.5 million

EDITOR’S WELCOME
The editor reflects on the Battle of the Commentators

STILL WORKING
Jeremy Rowland discovers a working JCB 814 and tells you about its daily life

NEWS
All the latest goings-on in the world of classic plant and machinery

EVENTS DIARY
All that’s coming up on the horizon: it gives you a chance to plan ahead

LETTERS
It’s your say – your thoughts on what’s going on. We are always pleased to receive your contributions

STRADSETT TRACKLAYERS
The editor travels to Downham Market to catch up on the excellent early season event at Stradsett Park

LINK’S BIG DAY OUT
Paul Tofield reports on the Link Club’s AGM and the Davis family collection

SUBSCRIBE
There are some tempting offers around

BIG HITTER
With people remembering the late Peter Fordham’s muck shifting workings of decades past, Ryan Hanchett had a ready audience to work on with his working, as Paul Tofield found out

GOING UNDERGROUND
Mike Blenkinsop takes a look at a most interesting company who came up with some inventive mining machines in the 1960s

DANDALK CHALK FIELDS
Our European correspondent Steve Vale travels to Denmark to show us the fascinating scraper machinery still working out ther

CENTRE SPREAD
We look at a rare Hymac that’s just hit the preservation ranks

DIPLOMAT MUSEUM
Keith Haddock gave us the story of the Diplomat mine and its history earlier in the year. This time he looks at the museum that’s now on the site

ALAN BARNES ON VOLVO
Alan delves further into the achieves to come up with further information on this fascinating company

SALES SCENE
We give you a full update as to what’s going on in the scene at the moment

SALES DIARY
Jayne Love gives you all the best sales to attend around the UK and beyond

SMALL CPM
Stephen Downes looks at more of the plant and construction models that were introduced at Bauma this year

P&J TOURS
Holidays for the plant-minded

CLASSIFIEDS
The place to buy or sell

NEXT ISSUE
Our plans for the September issue, out on Friday, August 5