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Built With Purpose
For some time I have thought about building a yard tractor for moving Turner engines around. While checking the engines I bought from Richard Lines, to see if there was any indication of their original use, I established that one of the 2V95s had spa
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Pat McKeown
The National Ploughing Association (NPA) would like to extend its deepest sympathy and condolences to the family and loved ones of Pat McKeown from Co. Louth, who will always be remembered with the highest affection and regard, not only in the Irish
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JCB To Appeal Against Court Ruling
ON 26 FEBRUARY 2021 the Paris Court of Justice (Tribunal Judiciaire) found that Manitou was guilty of infringement of certain JCB patent claims. It awarded JCB damages of €150,000, plus €50,000 in attorney fees. The case concerned two specific Europe
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Largest UK order
Britain’s largest equipment rental company is investing in 2,100 new JCB machines in a deal worth £65 million – the largest ever order from a UK customer in the company’s history. Sunbelt Rentals UK is expanding and renewing its fleet as the construc
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On-offfor Brightwells
On Friday 9 April, Brightwells held its monthly plant, machinery and HGV sale at Stoney Street, Madley, Herefordshire, but for various reasons it was postponed after 46 lots and was then reinstated on the following Monday, 12 April, giving everyone a
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Mathewsons’ E27N
As always, the ever-popular Bangers & Cash TV star Mathewsons, from Yorkshire, was at it on 19-20 March with a good selection of lots. Of interest to us was the late Jack Dodds’ early 1945 Fordson E27N Major, which features just a clutch pedal and ha
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Bill Wood sale
Well-known ploughman Bill H Wood of Dingestowe, Monmouth, has decided to take it easy and is selling his lovely collection of well-restored and good-looking equipment on Wednesday 26 May. He has instructed H J Pugh to undertake the sale, which includ
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Muscle Tractors
On Friday 4 June, Mecum Auctions will sell 125 American classics in the Abilene Machine Collection at Solomon, Kansas 67480, USA. There are some lovely, restored machines in this collection, including: Case 1200 Traction King, IH 3088, IH 3688, IH 12
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Junior
PICK OF THE CROP I agree… levers are better than buttons! Dear Junior, This is a drawing of me driving Uncle 6810 self-propelled harvester during first-cut silage. I love the older models because they have levers and silly not buttons! Barney Tape (a
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Ih 5288
International Harvester was already in financial difficulties when it launched the new 50 Series, in 1981. Three rigid-frame models were available in the USA, while just the 5288 and 5488 found their way to UK shores. When you take a closer look at t
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In Brief
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New Products
£957.60 inc. VAT Machine Mart Tel: 0115 956 5555 machinemart.co.uk The Clarke Compact mobile DIY/semi-professional hot washer provides effective cleaning, through a choice of hot (diesel heater) or cold washing options, to cut through dirt and grime.
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The Last Word
Before I begin, I have a couple of requests from readers looking for information. The first of these is from FFA member Mike Sanders, who has been out and about with his fleet. He has been doing various jobs with his lovely Fordson E1A Super Major an
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Jd 4240
Although predominantly found on large arable farms, high-horsepower tractors are often part of the machinery fleet on livestock units too, where their grunt is put to good use powering mowers, forage harvesters and the like. The Napier family’s farm
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£7.5m For First Quarter
Cheffins, the company that conducts the largest monthly sale of used tractors and agricultural machinery in the world, at Sutton in Cambridgeshire on the second Monday in the month, sold more than £7.5 million-worth of machinery in the first quarter
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In The Next Issue…
JUNE 2021 issue on sale Friday 4 June New Holland was not always so mighty. We have the story of how buying the rights to a mobile pickup baler design transformed the company’s fortunes. Tractor & Machinery’s Editor-at-large, Peter Love, finds a Case
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Cheffins’ Martland sale
Cheffins has been on the road this spring and the Paul Martland sale was concluded on 18 March, proving that good prices can be achieved for McCormick stock. The fleet was very clean and this certainly paid dividends. A 20-year-old McCormick CX 100,
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Pin Replacement Part 6
Little did I know when I first started the job of replacing the lower link support pins that I’d open a can of worms regarding other jobs requiring attention. The tractor has become somewhat of a ‘Trigger’s broom’, as when I first acquired it the eng
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Workshop
DIFFICULTY RATING ONE SPANNER Easy TWO SPANNERS Straightforward THREE SPANNER Moderate FOUR SPANNERS Challenging FIVE SPANNERS Nigh on impossible
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Top Three Tractors In Q1
The top three tractors to be sold in the first quarter of 2021 were in the USA at the Gone Farmin’ Sale, held at the Mississippi Valley Centre, Davenport, Iowa, over 25-27 March. As predicted, the top seller was a 1915 Wallis Cub. The youngest of the
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Inbox
STAR LETTER Dear T&M, Reading the March issue of T&M, I noted on page 74 a letter from Filip Palasek regarding a 1957 model MF 35 tractor, fitted with a Perkins P3 diesel engine in Yugoslavia. As background, Harry Ferguson set up a Ferguson tractors
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Social Media
SL: Most Fridays we post a photo on our social media channels as a bit of fun. The aim is to guess the make and model of the machine pictured and it’s usually from an obscure angle or a close-up. The post on 19 March drew many comments, including: Na
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Interest-free Finance For Farmtrac
EACH YEAR REESINK Agriculture, UK distributor of Farmtrac tractors, offers customers the chance to buy Farmtrac tractors with competitive finance. This year’s spring deal sees customers able to take advantage of zero per cent finance for two years on
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A Big Hit
Tractor World Spring normally takes place the last weekend in February and was the last big show of its type to take place in 2020. Sadly, the 2021 show could not take place, so H J Pugh staged the sale at its site at Hazle Meadows, Ledbury, on 19-20
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A Pea Man’s Tale
PART THREE THE PODDERS Martin Dickinson spent a good deal of his working life involved with the harvesting of peas, starting as a farm student driving a pea cutter, and then one of the earliest mobile viners, before graduating to the larger Mather &
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RHASS Showcase
The Royal Highland and Agricultural Society of Scotland (RHASS) has confirmed that a live Showcase will go ahead behind closed doors. Taking place the week commencing 14 June, the Showcase will see the best in livestock judging, equestrian, food & dr
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MF 2000 Series
The design concept for Massey Ferguson’s 2000 Series tractors was conceived by the same group responsible for the 1000 Series, but this time there was a difference. The company acknowledged the need for four-wheel drive in certain regions and so spli
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The Auto Drop
In the January 2021 issue I looked at the restoration of Stephen Crawford’s green Taarup single-chop harvester and in the article I mentioned that Stephen was planning to have a special trailer made to team up with the harvester for working days. Wit
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Douglas Bennie
Tell us about yourself… I’m a fairly young enthusiast, being only 23 years old. However, I’ve had a strong association with farms and machinery since day one, although I was not born onto a farm. My father, Richard, bred pedigree Highland cattle duri
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Sales Dates
3-9 – Timed Online Machinery Sale. Kivells, kivells.com 7 – Collective Machinery Sale. Applegarth Mart, Northallerton DL7 8LZ. Northallerton Auctions Ltd, tel: 01609 772034. 7-12 – York Machinery Sale – May Timed Online Auction. York Auction Centre,
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