Plant & Machinery

  • Beet farming of yesteryear in Scotland

    Beet farming of yesteryear in Scotland

    Chris Graham on 13th December 2020

    Peter Small takes a nostalgic look back at the beet farming of yesteryear in the fields of Fife, Scotland. Beet farming of yesteryear: A Ferguson tractor, complete with wheel girdles, operates a John Salmon beet harvester, which is being adjusted…

  • Blackstone stationary engine turning again

    Blackstone stationary engine turning again

    Chris Graham on 9th December 2020

    Bob Moorman reports on the great restoration progress being made on an interesting, 1936, diesel-powered Blackstone stationary engine. This rare Blackstone stationary engine was ‘run in’ using Roger Luck’s RSJ portable No 34240. (Pic: Bob Moorman) Down at the Pierce…

  • Classic Caterpillars working hard!

    Classic Caterpillars working hard!

    Chris Graham on 22nd November 2020

    Given the Covid situation, Jeremy Rowland was delighted to see plenty of classic Caterpillars working hard at the Link Club’s recent event.

  • Capel engine finds a new home

    Capel engine finds a new home

    Chris Graham on 10th November 2020

    Rare, British-built Capel engine finds a new home in Nokomis, Illinois, with a delighted owner, Andrew New.

  • 100-year-old Blackstone

    100-year-old Blackstone

    Chris Graham on 29th October 2020

    Martin Pimlott reports from a select gathering organised to celebrate a very special, 100-year-old Blackstone Oil Engine.

  • A taste of Italy

    A taste of Italy

    Chris Graham on 16th October 2020

    The Fiat 50C may be an uncommon tractor, but this model also has an interesting history, as Tony Hoyland reveals.

  • Stationary engine survivors

    Stationary engine survivors

    Chris Graham on 13th October 2020

    Eric Brain reports on a couple of interesting stationary engine survivors that came to light in Spain recently.

  • Ploughing her own furrow

    Ploughing her own furrow

    Chris Graham on 9th October 2020

    Sarah Waspe meets vintage enthusiast Sarah Tween, who has two ploughing awards under her belt, but has achieved so much more.

  • A vintage harvest

    A vintage harvest

    Chris Graham on 8th October 2020

    Ben Phillips reports on a fantastic day spent celebrating the romance associated with farming from a time long gone.

  • Steam-threshing in Suffolk

    Steam-threshing in Suffolk

    Chris Graham on 3rd October 2020

    With steam events cancelled in 2020, engines have been out working instead. Michael Pumfrey reports on a day's steam-threshing in Suffolk.

  • An interesting find

    An interesting find

    Chris Graham on 29th September 2020

    Steve Stuart reveals a recent discovery stumbled upon by his son; a wartime, Meadows-powered generator set.

  • Matbro Mastiff Minor

    Matbro Mastiff Minor

    Chris Graham on 25th September 2020

    Jurrie Potze recently finished a long and involved renovation project on his unusual, Fordson-based Matbro Mastiff Minor. This is his story.

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