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Classic Tractor Issue 204 April 2018

Original Classics: Mighty steel-track Caterpillars take on heavy land on a Nottinghamshire farm.
Modern Classics: Well-cared for 1980s and 90s tractors are the backbone of this Norfolk farm.
Smaller Models: Mixing older and more recent tractors works a treat on this 85-acre operation.
Farming Foothold: Classic kit is helping this young Lancs farmer to get a foothold in the industry.
2WD Tyre Guide: If your two-wheel drive tractor needs front tyres, check out our price guide.
Tyre Health: Advice on how to look after your tyres and what factors impact on their health.
From the Archives: A star-spangled return to the heyday of US tractor making in the 1960s and 70s.
LAMMA Show: A round-up of some of the aftermarket parts and accessories seen at LAMMA.
Beet Harvesters: The UK story of Moreau, Vervaet and beet harvester specialist Jeremy Riley.
Plough Parts: Dowdeswell Parts Services makes and sells parts for all Dowdeswell ploughs.

Classic Tractor Issue 203 March 2018

Original Classics: A look at three super low-hour classics that have just arrived from Scandinavia.
Fleet Profile: This Northern Ireland contracting fleet is true blue with one notable exception.
Prime Mover: A big Case-IH Steiger 9370 is proving its worth on a farm in Northumberland.
Contractor Profile: The story of Robert Self’s contracting business and its mainly JD machinery.
IH Worldwide 4WD: IH Worldwide tractors with 4WD are rare and the reason is explained here.
Original Classics: This team of three 1970s Muir-Hill 121 tractors is set to retire and is up for sale.
Ford 4000: Stuart Gibbard shares his views on the Ford 4000s he used on his family farm.
Online Fraud: We investigate a machinery sales scam and advise how to avoid being a victim.
Reflections: Mervyn Ford finishes his series on his time with Roadless and latterly RWC.

Classic Tractor Issue 202 February 2018

Fleet Profile: This North Yorks farm is powered by MFs, a Same and a scarce Hurlimann.
Show Report: The latest Newark Vintage Tractor & Heritage Show was easily the best yet.
Bomford Special: Superflow: During its 25-year production run, over 20,000 Bomford Superflows were sold.
Bomford Special: Sapper: A County 754 equipped with a Sapper-Bomford loader receives a total rebuild.
Bomford Special: Hedge Cutters: History of Bomford hedge-cutters from the 1940s through to the 80s machines.
Bomford Special: Company Profile: A review of the history of Bomford and the current machines carrying the name.
Case History: In part two of our history of J. I. Case, we reflect on its 1972 merger with DB.
Beet Harvesters: We visit a selection of German sugar beet growers using classic harvesters.
Original Classic: A Kemper single-row maize harvester is keeping costs low in Warwickshire.
Reflections: Mervyn Ford recalls his experiences of working with the Roadless Logmaster.

Classic Tractor Issue 201 January 2018

Deere 55 Series: ‘Project 55’ saw a set of five Deere 55 Series models go to work on one farm.
Fleet Profile: This farm business started from scratch and now it runs a great MF tractor fleet.
1967 Special: New in 1967: A look back at the farm machines thatwere new on the market 50 years ago.
1967 Special: Top Ten Sellers: The UK’s top 10 best-selling tractors of 1967 are lined-up in Leicestershire.
Original Classics: We visit Holland to see three rare self-propelled 70s foragers chopping maize.
Case History: The first in a two-part series examines events leading to the DB/Case merger
Reader Rebuild: This Ford 6600 now has a bright future following a quality refurb by its owner.
Simba Tribute: As Simba closes its doors, we provide a reminder of its many great products.
Reflections: Mervyn Ford reflects on later Roadless tractors, the Thomas and the Teleshift.