Plant & Machinery

  • Fantastic Class Z Oil Engine!

    Fantastic Class Z Oil Engine!

    Chris Graham on 29th November 2021

    Tim Keenan takes a look at the Ruston, Proctor Class Z Oil Engine, its design and interesting details concerning production and sales. 

  • Road-rolling at Ragley Hall

    Road-rolling at Ragley Hall

    Chris Graham on 25th November 2021

    We report on some unique road-rolling at Ragley Hall, which saw a steam roller back working for its living after 50 years of ownership.

  • Teagle hedge trimmer engine

    Teagle hedge trimmer engine

    Chris Graham on 15th November 2021

    Steve Stuart reports on a recent lockdown project; the restoration of a long-neglected Teagle hedge trimmer engine. 

  • Weald of Kent Ploughing Match

    Weald of Kent Ploughing Match

    Chris Graham on 14th November 2021

    Discover what happened at this year's successful and sunny Weald of Kent Ploughing Match, organised by the WKPMA in Pluckley, near Ashford.

  • The Atco lawn mower story

    The Atco lawn mower story

    Chris Graham on 10th November 2021

    It's the centenary for Chas H Pugh’s Ltd famous Atco lawn mower brand. Andrew Hall takes a fascinating look at the origins of the company.

  • Long-awaited stationary engine show

    Long-awaited stationary engine show

    Chris Graham on 6th November 2021

    Alan and Lynne Cullen report from a long-awaited and well-attended stationary engine show that took place back in the summer, in leafy Surrey.  

  • Classic larger dumptrucks

    Classic larger dumptrucks

    Chris Graham on 27th October 2021

    Nick Baldwin spotlights some of the classic, larger dumptrucks that worked so hard in Great Britain back in the day.

  • 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.