David Brown

  • The smallest Red Giant!

    The smallest Red Giant!

    Chris Graham on 16th November 2021

    The now rare Massey Ferguson 130 was the smallest Red Giant, but Norman Mitchinson owns a fine example, as Bob Weir discovers.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Cheffins Vintage Collective sale

    Cheffins Vintage Collective sale

    Chris Graham on 4th July 2021

    We report from the spectacular Cheffins Vintage Collective sale, noting some of the many highlights that sold on the day.

  • 1975 MF 20 Industrial tractor

    1975 MF 20 Industrial tractor

    Chris Graham on 19th June 2021

    Bob Weir goes to Scotland to visit Massey Ferguson enthusiast Dave McCulloch, and his superb, 1975 MF 20 Industrial tractor.

  • Two 60-year-old Nuffield tractors

    Two 60-year-old Nuffield tractors

    Chris Graham on 18th May 2021

    Jonathan Whitlam tells the story of two 60-year-old Nuffield tractors, and the engine problems that dogged their production lives.

  • Rare Newman WD2 trike restoration

    Rare Newman WD2 trike restoration

    Chris Graham on 15th May 2021

    Restoring this rare Newman WD2 trike wasn’t easy for Derek Hiscock, but was certainly well worth all the effort, as Peter Henshaw discovers.

  • 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…

  • A very select pair!

    A very select pair!

    Chris Graham on 1st October 2020

    Bob Weir goes to Tayside to meet a big fan of David Brown tractors, and see his pair of 880 Selectamatics.

  • A Major celebration

    A Major celebration

    Chris Graham on 8th April 2020

    With the Fordson Major E27N now enjoying its 75th anniversary, Jonathan Whitlam embarks on a Major celebration by looking look at the development of diesel power, the upgrades and the conversions related to this legendary tractor.

  • An incredibly rare David Brown!

    An incredibly rare David Brown!

    Chris Graham on 7th March 2020

    Mechanical engineer Frank Keutz stumbled, unwittingly, on an incredibly rare David Brown 880 Selectamatic, then restored it to a superb standard.