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Tractor & Farm Heritage May 2016 Issue

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All the latest news in the world of tractors and heritage.

Graham’s Grumbles
Graham Hampstead’s grumbles are more of a casual observation this time, or are they?

Tractor Talk
Your news, views and comments about the vintage and classic scene.

Tractor Timeline
Jo Roberts admires a ‘tidy’ Welsh Collection, which incorporates some of the most iconic Massey Ferguson tractors ever produced.

Covering all the bases
With the Leyland resto, Fiat crawler overhauls, sheep duties and more the list of jobs for Graham Hampstead seems endless.

Model World
Some vintage and modern from Universal Hobbies as we review their latest releases.

Next Month
Preview of the June issue of your Tractor & Farming Heritage magazine.

Last Word
We find that sometimes things have to be explained in greater detail to Farmer Brown.


It’s good to find a classic that’s still capable of a useful day’s work like this Highlander forestry tractor.

Bradford’s Powerhouse
International tractors were very popular in Scotland, especially for their reliable and rugged engines, we check out a superb 1961 diesel B-250 model.

Close encounters
Reminiscing about this Power Major brings back some happy and some uncomfortable memories for Dave Taylor.

For the love of tractors
Reader Peter Hamon explains to us how his collection of mainly continental tractors just grew and grew.

Malvern Milestone
This year Tractor World Spring took over the entire Three Counties Showground at Malvern and was rewarded with a bumper turnout of visitors.

Go Compare
The International B-250 and Ferguson FE 35 both celebrate their 60th anniversary this year, but how do they compare?


Front Coverers
We find out more about one of the implements included with the Ferguson TEF in our Win a Tractor competition.

Bill Bailey – MF’s Machine Man
Bill Bailey recalls his time as Chief Engineer of Massey Ferguson machinery division during the 1960s and 70s.

We meet the collector who bought his first International tractor in 2009 and before he knew it had over a dozen of them!

We reflect on images that capture a moment in time from our farming heritage and ask for your help in identifying the scene.

Home Farm Diaries
Its May 1971 and the farming conditions remind HR of the truth in the saying ‘a cold, wet May, plenty of corn and plenty of hay’.


New Products
All the latest gear to keep you keep your trusty tractor in fine fettle.

Never judge a tractor by its photo
Looks can be deceiving – especially when it comes to tractor restoration.

Richard Lofting gives us the benefit of his many years of experience to show us how to get the best results with tin work.


What’s on
Our comprehensive event guide to the rallies, road runs and events over the coming month.

Tractor Events
Previews and reviews as the rally season gets underway.

Sales & Auctions
Our guide to forthcoming events in the auction world.