THIS MONTH

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.

 

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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.