Articles

  • 100 years of Fordson, Ford and New Holland Conversions

    100 years of Fordson, Ford and New Holland Conversions

    Chris Graham on 18th January 2020

    Following on from 100 Years of Fordson, Ford and New Holland Tractors, published in 2017 to mark the century of Ford tractor production, our colleagues in the Blue Force Club have now produced a second volume. The new book, 100…

  • County’s 90th Anniversary

    County’s 90th Anniversary

    Chris Graham on 18th January 2020

    Peter Love reports on the brilliant celebrations that marked County’s 90th anniversary; a fitting tribute to the famous Hampshire-based tractor conversion specialist Over a memorable weekend late in September, tractors and enthusiasts gathered to mark two important anniversaries – 100…

  • The Admiral Kuznetsov catches fire!

    The Admiral Kuznetsov catches fire!

    Chris Graham on 18th January 2020

    Russia’s only aircraft carrier, Admiral Kuznetsov, caught fire during repair work at Moscow’s Arctic Sea port of Murmansk in early December. Six people are understood to have been injured and one person was listed as missing. The Admiral Kuznetsov, which is…

  • Unique ‘Doe 3000’ tractor build

    Unique ‘Doe 3000’ tractor build

    Chris Graham on 17th January 2020

      Michael Moore is the proud owner of a unique, home-built, Doe-style, four-wheel-drive, articulated tractor. Chris Graham meets the man and his fantastic machine. Restoration stories are nothing unusual these days in the classic and vintage tractor world. Plenty of owners…

  • Leyland DAF FT80.300 Restoration

    Leyland DAF FT80.300 Restoration

    Chris Graham on 17th January 2020

    Though only a little over 25 years old, Gary Dwyer’s Leyland DAF FT80.300 is already likely to be a unique survivor. It’s also been the subject of a prize-winning restoration. Peter Simpson finds out more. As photographer Martyn and yours…

  • ERF trucks Open Day

    ERF trucks Open Day

    Chris Graham on 17th January 2020

    JCB is holding a one-off ERF show and open day on September 6, giving enthusiasts a chance to see at close hand some of the firm’s working fleet of refurbished EC11s. As this issue went to press, we were informed…

  • Turners of Soham buy Jack Richards

    Turners of Soham buy Jack Richards

    Chris Graham on 17th January 2020

    A 970 ERF tractor unit; typical of the type and livery of lorry operated by the company during the time of its move from Haddenham to Fakenham Jack Richards Ltd., one of Britain’s best-loved road transport companies, has been sold…

  • Leyland Reiver returns

    Leyland Reiver returns

    Chris Graham on 16th January 2020

    Five years ago, Andrew Garlick sold this 1976 Leyland Reiver after ten years of ownership; a decision he soon regretted. Last year, however, his 21-year-old son, Glen, bought it back and carried out a full restoration. Peter Simpson tells the…

  • Armagh Down Vintage Rally

    Armagh Down Vintage Rally

    Chris Graham on 16th January 2020

    This 1922 Ronaldson Tippett, made in Australia, is an unusual tractor – owned by Robert Campbell from Kilkeel in Co. Down. The annual Armagh Down Vintage Rally took place on October 12th, 2019, and was hosted by Alan Gillespie on…

  • Tractor World Spring 2020

    Tractor World Spring 2020

    Chris Graham on 16th January 2020

    Tractor World Spring, the traditional tractor show season opener, will be back at the Three Counties Showground on February 22nd-23rd, 2020, with more than ever to capture the interest of enthusiasts. The number of club stands – the focal point…

  • 70th British National Ploughing Championships

    70th British National Ploughing Championships

    Chris Graham on 16th January 2020

    Wales’ Evan Watkin was crowned Supreme Champion at the 2019 British National Ploughing Championships The Society of Ploughmen has announced that it will be celebrating the 70th British National Ploughing Championships at Mindrum, Northumberland on October 10-11th, 2020. A 200-acre…

  • My IH-dominated tractor collection!

    My IH-dominated tractor collection!

    Chris Graham on 16th January 2020

    Like many collections, a lack of space is the main problem! Having said that, we are lucky that everything we own is undercover. With the exception of the 92hp, DT-268-powered Case IH 4240 Pro, all of the tractors are 52hp…

  • Nuffield marque guide

    Nuffield marque guide

    Chris Graham on 16th January 2020

    David Aylward’s concours-grade Nuffield Universal with Perkins P4 engine. Peter Love takes a down-to-earth look at Nuffield – an often underrated marque, but one that’s recently turned a corner. So now could be the ideal time to invest in one…

  • Top 10 tractors from the 1970s

    Top 10 tractors from the 1970s

    Chris Graham on 16th January 2020

    Here are our Top 10 tractors from the 1970s; an interesting and exciting decade for tractor production. Which is your favourite? Considering the two decades that had gone before, and the growth and prosperity that Britain had enjoyed compared to…

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