Plant & Machinery

  • British National Ploughing Championships

    British National Ploughing Championships

    Chris Graham on 24th September 2021

    The countdown has started for this year’s British National Ploughing Championships & Country Festival, to be held on October 9th-10th.

  • The business of bus recovery

    The business of bus recovery

    Chris Graham on 23rd September 2021

    Mike and Julie Blenkinsop take a nostalgic look at the business of bus recovery and the inventive ways operators have tackled it.

  • Ex-army Foden recovery vehicle

    Ex-army Foden recovery vehicle

    Chris Graham on 19th September 2021

    Bob Weir meets a commercial vehicle enthusiast with a particular interest in ex-army Foden recovery vehicles, winches and cranes.

  • Wessex Historic Military Vehicles

    Wessex Historic Military Vehicles

    Chris Graham on 18th September 2021

    Wessex Historic Military Vehicles held its annual gathering at Haselbury Mill, Crewkerne, in Somerset on June 27th, as Joseph Lewis reports.

  • Cheffins mid-term sale

    Cheffins mid-term sale

    Chris Graham on 17th September 2021

    We report from a very successful Cheffins mid-term sale at which a number of impressive new records were set for interesting machinery.

  • It’s a County record-breaker!

    It’s a County record-breaker!

    Chris Graham on 4th September 2021

    The recent Cheffins-managed Liddle family sale saw some amazing machinery sold, including a spectacular Country record-breaker! It’s a County record-breaker: The ultimate 1983 1474 (No. 48724), which went on to make double what I predicted, fetching a whopping £249,312. It…

  • Massey Ferguson 3305 backhoe loader

    Massey Ferguson 3305 backhoe loader

    Chris Graham on 3rd September 2021

    Jane Brooks explains the appeal of a much-loved, 1960s Massey Ferguson 3305 backhoe loader that remains in regular use today.

  • The importance of ballast!

    The importance of ballast!

    Chris Graham on 2nd September 2021

    Bob Tuck takes a nostalgic look at the history and importance of ballast for heavy-haulage operators, and how its best contained.  

  • Ex-BR Class 33 diesel loco

    Ex-BR Class 33 diesel loco

    Chris Graham on 31st August 2021

    We report on a new arrival at the popular Bluebell Railway, an ex-BR Class 33 diesel loco that's set to make itself useful in many ways.

  • Open Day & Steam Gathering report

    Open Day & Steam Gathering report

    Chris Graham on 28th August 2021

    James Hamilton reports from very enjoyable Open Day & Steam Gathering, which took place at the Bursledon Brickworks Museum in late June.

  • Great eight-leggers!

    Great eight-leggers!

    Chris Graham on 23rd August 2021

    Ed Burrows spotlights more great eight-leggers, including the Guy 8x8, the Scammell and Foden 8x6s, plus a variety of US tractors and trucks.

  • International Harvester’s cultivators

    International Harvester’s cultivators

    Chris Graham on 11th August 2021

    With autumn just around the corner, Scott Lambert takes a look at some of International Harvester’s cultivators and chisel ploughs.

  • 1977 Claas Mercator 60 combine

    1977 Claas Mercator 60 combine

    Chris Graham on 10th August 2021

    Joseph Lewis enjoys a hands-on encounter with a 1977 Claas Mercator 60 combine that was purchased in East Devon.

  • Bedford J2 coach sells well

    Bedford J2 coach sells well

    Chris Graham on 7th August 2021

    We report from a recent John Goodwin sale at Malvern, at which the stars were a rare, Bedford J2 coach and stationary engines.