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Classic Tractor Issue 116 December 2010

Case Study: JD 6910: Four owners of John Deere’s popular 6910 (1997-2001) give their opinions.
Turning back time: Recreating the cover of International’s sales brochure for the 523, circa 1967.
Classic MF Combines: Old MF combines help to keep harvest costs down on three farms in Scotland.
SDF Factory Tour: Rory Day takes a grand tour of SDF’s Treviglio factory and its new museum.
Reader Rebuild: Classic tractor enthusiast Davie Kerr’s 1968 JD 2120 is a worthy prizewinner.
Original Classics: A very rare County 7610-Four E goes to work on a 30-acre farm in Norfolk.
Ploughing Championships: The results from the British Ploughing Championships held recently in Lincs.
WHAT’S NEW SPECIAL: Case IH: The latest Case IH Puma, Steiger and Magnum models get new Fiat engines
WHAT’S NEW SPECIAL: Fendt: All the top news from Fendt’s massive Field Days demonstration in Germany
WHAT’S NEW SPECIAL: New Holland: Turin saw the launch of new higher-hp New Hollands, including the T8 Series
Power on the Land: A final reminder to send your pictures for our 2010 photographic competition
Prairie Monsters: A 600hp Baldwin leads the way in the Zell family’s high-hp Australian fleet

Classic Tractor Issue 115 November 2010

Reader Rebuild: Haulier Tam Hogg has worked hard to make his Ford 5000 look just like new
Fleet Profile: Running a mixed fleet of classics is the key on this 180-acre Essex family farm
MF Harvest Day: Classic MF combines turn back time as they take part in special harvesting day
Hits & Misses: Our occasional series gets 3 dealers to pick out their best and worst tractors
Fiat Crawlers: Two ’70s classic Fiat crawlers still play important roles on a Hertfordshire farm
Huge JD Collection: The Kellers’ amazing collection of 600 tractors includes over 400 John Deeres
IH SPECIAL: IH 634 Rebuild: John Hendrie’s refurbished IH 634 and IH 634 AWD make a really superb pair
IH SPECIAL Product Engineering: An insight into the work carried out by IHGB at its product engineering centre
IH SPECIAL: Made in Australia: The story of IH’s Australian plant plus a look at some of its 86 Series tractors
IH SPECIAL: BTD-5 Crawler: Former IHGB product specialist Henry Harvey recalls the launch of the BTD-5

Classic Tractor Issue 114 October 2010

High Hours MF Fleet: Four MF 3000/3600 Series models with a massive 50,000 hours between them
Classic Zetors: The late Bernie Biggs sold Zetors for a living and owned a set of early imports
Haytime Highlights: Fine weather in Fife saw a host of older small balers out in the field making hay
Fingal Show: Working classics were a hit at the 2010 Fingal show held at Lusk in Co. Dublin
Case Study: MF 8100: Three MF 8100 Series owner/operators give their verdict on these ’90s tractors
Red Power Show: Over 1200 IH tractors were on show at the Red Power Round-Up in the States
Massey Memories: After retiring in 1994, Roger Read took on the role of a Banner Lane tour guide.
GIANTS OF THE FIELD: Case Fleet: Four US-built ‘white’ Case tractors are still active on the Bakers’ Suffolk farm
GIANTS OF THE FIELD: IH 2+2 ‘Snoopy’: IHGB’s former training manager looks back at the impact of the 2+2 ‘Snoopy’
GIANTS OF THE FIELD: Ford vs Steiger: A newly refurbished Ford FW-60 takes on the first ever Steiger sold in the UK
GIANTS OF THE FIELD: East meets West: No-holds-barred comparison between a 4WD Muir-Hill 171 and a Belarus 1507.
GIANTS OF THE FIELD: Case-IH 535 Quadtrac: Lincs farmer Giles Halfhead runs two 535hp Case Quadtracs on 2500 acres

Classic Tractor Issue 113 September 2010

Original Classics: Ford 6700 and 7710 tractors don’t get much better than this low-houred pair
Classic Dyno Test: Dyno testing the Case-IH 856XL, MF 3060 and Ford 6640 of Otley College
MF Fleet Profile: Massey Ferguson dominates the fleet of Suffolk arable farmer, Peter Knott
Diesel Advice: All red diesel will be sulphur-free from 1 January. We explain the implications
Tractor Trade: It’s time for a return visit to the biggest breaker in Europe – Casquero of Spain
Tyre Workshop: Results from Michelin’s tyre workshop/field test day held at Saxham in Suffolk
COUNTY SPECIAL: Rare find!: Hidden in a Cornish cement store, this County 1474 shunter is a rare find
COUNTY SPECIAL: Working Classics: Irish contractor Pat Hughes owns three Countys – and they are in regular work
COUNTY SPECIAL: 654 Rebuild: Charlie Gray achieved perfection with the amazing rebuild of his County 654
COUNTY SPECIAL: Advertising: Former County PR man Roger Thomas reflects on the firm’s ads and brochures

Classic Tractor Issue 112 August 2010

F 1150 Rebuild: David Leighton’s V8-power MF 1150 looks stunning after its cosmetic work
Reflections: Contractor David Pritchard has run DB and Case-IH tractors for some 35 years
Carrington Rally: John Deere and crawler themes were a hit at this year’s huge Carrington Rally
Safety Cabs: Looking back at the safety cab laws of 1970 and the cabs that were fitted then
Prairie Monsters: Contractor Jan Mantingh’s Scania V8-powered JD 8630 goes deep ploughing
Tractor Security: Responding to a wave of tractor thefts, farmers in Lincs improve their security
Austrian Oddball: Collector Angus Paterson’s Steyr 8300 Power Trac is rare and in superb shape
Fleet Profile: Fenland farmers W. I. Butcher & Sons run a superb fleet of cherished classics

Classic Tractor Issue 111 July 2010

Fleet Profile: The Haughteys’ love affair with British tractors started more than 40 years ago.
Modern Classics: Tom Debenham, 21, must be the UK’s youngest owner of a mighty Quadtrac.
Case Collection: David Leighton’s impressive collection of three high-hp, US-built Case tractors
Tractor World Ireland: Classic highlights from Tractor World Ireland 2010, held in May in Co. Cork
Ford Tractor Sales: Frank Sherman regularly sold 40 new Fords a year from 1956 up until 1987
Reader Rebuild: A 1990 County 1184 comes back from the Falklands and receives a top refurb
DRIVER FOCUS : Wage Rates Review: Agricultural pay rates could go up this year, but probably not until 1 October
DRIVER FOCUS: Driver Accessories: The Editor’s selection of the latest crop of driver accessories, workwear and kit
DRIVER FOCUS : Cab Developments: Latest developments in tractor cab and control design

Classic Tractor Issue 110 June 2010

Fleet Profile: The Jordan brothers run a fleet of tidy IH and Case-IH models at Ely, Cambs
Hits & Misses: Four very experienced engineers select their best and worst tractors of all time
Original Classics: US-built 1975 Case 970 Agri King has clocked less than 3000 hours from new
Nuffield 126: Yugoslavia’s re-badged IMT 5106 was last to carry the famous Nuffield name
Bolt-on Tracks: Looking at the long history of bolt-on track systems for agricultural tractors
Case Study: Deutz: Deutz classics are thick on the ground and well regarded in eastern Co. Cork
MF Combination: Yorkshire farmer Robert Rooke loves working his MF 1200 and MF 30 drill
Reader Rebuild:Allen McFadden’s refurbishment of a 1991 John Deere 2850 is magnificent

Classic Tractor Issue 109 May 2010

Fleet Profile: The Mills family from Northants have been running blue tractors for 80 years
Same Classics: The Welsh Borders are a Same hotbed thanks to a former dealer’s enthusiasm
Tractors at Work: Looking back at the ‘Tractors at Work’ performance trials of the ’70s and ’80s
Tractor World: All the main highlights from the recent Tractor World indoor show at Malvern
Valtra Brazil: Valtra’s Mogi das Cruzes tractor plant in Brazil is celebrating its half century
Machinery Course: Machinery repairs are the main theme of Moreton Morrell’s M-RAM course
Modified Ford 8210: This heavily modified 1989 Ford 8210 is now ideal for handling a big trimmer
Chamberlain Swansong: Chamberlain’s final tractor range had a very distinct John Deere design flavour

Classic Tractor Issue 108 April 2010

Fleet Profile: Contractors John Howat & Son run an all-blue fleet in Dumfries & Galloway
Bargain conversions: Ten Ford conversions that offer good value for a budget of less than £7500
TRACTORS OF THE 60S: Top 10 Classics: There were some great tractors in the Sixties. Here is our top 10 of the best
TRACTORS OF THE 60S: Scenes of the 60s: Farming life in the 1960s through the eyes of tractor driver, Len Woodhead
TRACTORS OF THE 60S: Market review: Recently discovered IH research data sheds light on who sold what in 1967
TRACTORS OF THE 60S: Ford 8000: Launched here in 1968, the Ford 8000 made hardly any impact on the market
TRACTORS OF THE 60S: Advertising: Tractor and machinery ads of the ’60s were among the first to use full colour
TRACTORS OF THE 60S: Britains Classics: ‘Something old, something new’ best describes Britains’ 60s farm toy range
Doe Show: All the classic and modern highlights from dealer Ernest Doe’s 50th show.
Giants on film: High-hp American tractors on camera during the production of a new DVD
IH 1486 4WD: Ontario fireman Don Sherwood’s ’79 IH 1486 4WD keeps him on the farm
MF 2640 Refurb: The Clarke family missed the old MF 2640 they sold, so found another one
Somerset Show: Classic highlights from the Somerset Tractor Show’s superb Deere display

Classic Tractor Issue 107 March 2010

Fleet Profile: Norfolk farmers K. W. Everett & Son have returned to their MF brand roots
Original Classics: This US-built White 2-135 Field Boss could be one of a kind here in the UK
MF 595 SPECIAL: History: New styling and an integral Q cab put MF’s 595 ahead of the pack in the 70s
MF 595 SPECIAL : Buying Advice: Useful advice on what to look out for when buying a Massey Ferguson 595
MF 595 SPECIAL: Original Classics: This pair of super MF 595s have been on the same Welsh farm for 20+ years
Valmet UK history: The history of Valmet/Valtra tractors since their UK debut back in late ’83
LEYLAND SPECIAL: Story of the Synchro: The story of Leyland’s Synchro ‘box and how it was designed by one man
LEYLAND SPECIAL: Original Classic: With its cherished original appearance, this 1970 Leyland 344 is a real beauty
LEYLAND SPECIAL: Plan for More Power: Lifting the lid on Leyland’s plans to sell high-hp Allis tractors in the UK
LEYLAND SPECIAL: Reader Rebuild: After recent refurb work, this Leyland 272 Synchro looks just like new again.

Classic Tractor Issue 106 February 2010

Fleet Profile: The Fitzpatrick family from Northern Ireland live and breathe classic Fords
Hits & Misses: Tractor operators tell us all about the best and worst models they’ve driven
Case IH 94 Series: The Kennedy family run a big fleet of Case 94 Series tractors in Nth Ireland
Case Study: Fendt 716: Four Fendt 716 Vario owners give us their verdict on this very strong seller
Farm Theft Review: A look at the measures that are being taken to stem the tide of tractor theft
50th Doe Show: A review of this popular annual event plus WIN a Doe Show special model
Fuel storage: With farm diesel theft on the increase, storage is becoming a greater priority
Prairie Monsters: This recently imported 4WD IH 4186 is a rarity and the only one in the UK

Classic Tractor Issue 105 January 2010

Ford comparison: Their power is the same, but the Ford 7610, 7710 and 7910 are all different
Original Classics:Fiat classics remain in favour on four stock farms in Dumfries & Galloway
County Evolution: Tracing the evolution of County’s six-cylinder tractors of the 1960s and 70s
Fife Classics: Classic combines out in force helping to gather the harvest in Fife, Scotland
Genuine Leylands: A pair of highly original and very low hour Leylands join a Welsh collection
Agritechnica Review: A round-up of the new tractors shown at the Agritechnica show in Germany
Newark Tractor Show: Almost 1000 exhibits made this year’s Newark Show the biggest and best yet
CASE IH @ 25: Historical Review: Celebrating 25 years of Case-IH with a review of its history and equipment
CASE IH @ 25: Fleet Profile: Agricultural contractors Jim and Rich Hopkins favour Case-IH in their fleet
CASE IH @ 25: The Top Ten: Case-IH’s 10 most influential models together in one Cambridgeshire field