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Tractor & Machinery August 2016

The August issue of Tractor & Machinery is available now. Jane Brooks finds out what’s involved in obtaining your tractor licence. Rallies, auctions and news – Peter Love has it all covered. Pick up your copy today

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Buyers’ guide
GOING GREEN
John Deere’s 6000 Series set the company on the road to sales success. We take a look at the most powerful four-cylinder model in the range, the 6400.

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.

Frontline 55 & 56 Series
KEEP IT SIMPLE
We visit a Cambridgeshire farm to find out why tractors built in the early ’90s are still working at the sharp end.

Frontline 55 & 56 Series
PAST POWER – PRESENT POKE
Chris McCullough discovers a farmer that refurbished a 1255XL to be the prime mover on his Northern Ireland holding.

POSTBAG
The section where you have your say.

THE MAGIC OF MELTHAM
There’s collecting. And then there’s collecting on a grand scale. Peter Love meets a man with a passion for David Brown machinery.

Special feature
TESTING TIMES
Jane Brooks finds out what’s involved in obtaining your tractor licence.

MILLFIELD’S STALWARTS
To successfully run a gliding club you need many different things – tractors being one of them. Alan Barnes heads north and finds a club using three classics to keep the gliders moving.

Farming diary
THE BEST OF TIMES, THE WORST OF TIMES
Brian Bevin delivers the fifth part of his candid look at farming life.

ALPINE RESCUE!
If you live in Austria, a Steyr 540 might be a familiar sight – but not in Scotland! Bob Weir looks over this interesting three-cylinder machine.

MODEL CORNER
The latest releases from Britains.

SILAGE SUCCESS
Making silage is not only part and parcel of everyday farming, but also something around which to build an event, too, as James Connolly discovers.

CENTRESPREAD
With some many classic silage combinations in one place, we had to dedicate these two pages to them. When you see the photograph, the reason will be self-explanatory!

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

MASTERPIECE IN OILS
In the final part of this mini series, Bernard Holloway digs a little deeper into the world of oils and greases.

Implement manufacturers                
G T BUNNING & SONS LTD.
Mike Williams heads back to East Anglia as he traces the history of yet another pioneering implement manufacturer.

Veteran & vintage scene
FORDSON F CREATES INTEREST
Peter Love rounds up the action from the UK and Ireland and heads to a Gloucestershire sale to see how a Fordson fares.

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

OUT & ABOUT
As always, the intrepid T&M team travels extensively to round-up the action for you!

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

THE HORTICULTURIST’S COLUMN
Rallies, auctions and news – Peter Love has it all covered.

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 September 2016 issue, on sale Friday 5 August.

WORKSHOP

885XL SERVICE
Chris Jaworski concludes the service on one of Case IH’s most popular tractors.

HELP
Your questions answered.

NEW PRODUCTS
Items for your tractor and workshop.

TYRED OF WAITING!
Ever wanted to know how to fit new rubber to your tractor? If so, read this.

WIRING WISDOM
Kevin Reed makes progress towards completing the restoration of a Doe 130.

MOWER MISERIES
With haymaking upon us, Andrew Hall gets to grips with his broken drum mower.

PROJECT P6
Melvin Broughton continues his mission to convert his E27N to Perkins power.