This month’s issue is packed with great classics, the best news and features, auction reports and much more. Read further to find out more….

Cover date October 2017

Published/on sale Friday 25th August

Reader Rebuild: This Ford TW-25 looks like new again thanks to a motorbike racing engineer.
Fleet Profile: Scotland’s biggest JCB Fastrac fleet is operated by an East Lothian contractor.
Modern Classics: MF 6400 Series: Users of eight Sisu-engined MF 6400 Series tractors share their experiences.
Modern Classics: John Deere Foragers: With four Deere foragers at the ready, this dairy farm is very well-equipped.
Modern Classics: Tractor Trade: Some of the modern classics available from a tractor specialist in Nth Yorks.
Modern Classics: Bateman RB-Trac: This Bateman RB-Trac 190, the only one in the UK, is still busy in Suffolk.
Tractor Registrations: Data from the DVLA allows us to sort the UK’s licensed tractors into brands.
Matbro Mastiff: The story of how one of these very rare tractors was rescued back in the 1980s.
Motown Masseys: The 35-year rise and fall of the Massey Ferguson tractor plant in Detroit, USA.
From the Archives: The colourful artwork that was used to entice customers to buy new machines.
Reflections: Mervyn Ford reflects on his early days as an MF apprentice and demonstrator.
Memory Lane: Mervyn Spokes looks back at the range of Belarus equipment sold here in 1995.


NEWS: The top classic machinery stories this month.
LETTERS: Share your views on farm tractors and machinery – from the past and present.
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FARM FAVOURITES: Your opportunity to tell us about your favourites and give them some praise.
COLLECTORS CORNER: The latest classic scale models to boost any collectors fleet.
NEXT MONTH: A preview of the features planned for the next issue.
CLASSIFIED ADVERTS: The biggest and the best shop window for tractors, equipment, parts and events: find them in our Tractor Trader section.
MACHINERY MISHAPS: Our regular look at amusing blunders involving all types of farm machinery.