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Good Entry
James Durrant of Clarke & Simpson has been in touch to tell us that the company’s Campsea Ashe Auction Centre collective sale, on 19-24 May, has an abundance of vintage and classic machinery entered. The sale, near Wickham Market in Suffolk, includes
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• David Brown 1212 • Serial number: 1000001 • 1971 • Power: 72hp (DIN) • PTO: 540/1,000rpm (64.6hp max.) • Weight: 6,730lb (3,050kg) • Dash-mounted lever • No de-clutching within range • Three clutch-less changes • Engine braking in all gears • Tract
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In The Beginning
In the beginning, man created the tractor – a simple machine built for dragging implements to prepare the land for the planting of crops. This type of machine evolved to become more productive and despite the success of tractors like the Fordson, it
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UK Agricultural Tractor Registrations
ACCORDING TO THE Agricultural Engineers Association, the total number of machines registered during the first quarter of 2021 was 3,259 – 13 per cent more than in the opening three months of 2020. In England, the rise in registrations was more obviou
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Tractor Collection: Issue 1 The first in a new series of bookazines 100pages * A4 format * perfect bound * full colour throughout Edited by Chris Graham, editor of Ford & Fordson Magazine, this new bookazine spotlights the Fordson Dexta; one of the m
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Price Guide
The prices are based on tractors sold at sales, on the Internet, privately and in some overseas markets too. Naturally, prices change as time progresses and it’s not always an upward trend, but you will get a good indication of what’s going on with t
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Spares Day
The Malvern 4x4, Land Rover & Vintage Spares Day, at the Three Counties Showground on Sunday 23 May, is set to go ahead. Lots of 4x4, Land Rover and vintage spares and parts traders are booked in and there will be an agrijumble with tractor spares. I
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As a manufacturer of gears, David Brown was well versed in the production of transmissions and was keen to innovate wherever possible. In the 1960s, when the 990 Implematic was impressing farmers with its productivity, David Brown developed a revolut
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M-h 21
It features a factory-fitted Perkins P6 diesel engine with a hydraulic pack, lighting and electric pack, high-speed gearbox, radiator blind, pulley and rear wheel weights. The tractor was sold at a Cheffins’ Chilford Hall sale in 1987 and stated to b
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Symonds & Sampson
Somerset-based auctioneer Symonds & Sampson held its annual spring sale over 19-25 March and featured number of gems within its ranks. Showing the continued rise of older stock, a 1988 Case IH 1056XL with 10,102 hours on the clock, went on sell for a
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Tractor & Machinery
Editor: Scott Lambert Tel: 01959 541444 E-mail: Ad Production Manager: Nick Bond Tel: 01732 445325 E-mail: Chief Operating Officer: Phil Weeden Publishing Director: Steve Kendall Chief Executive: Ste
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Built With Purpose
For some time I have thought about building a yard tractor for moving Turner engines around. While checking the engines I bought from Richard Lines, to see if there was any indication of their original use, I established that one of the 2V95s had spa
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Pat McKeown
The National Ploughing Association (NPA) would like to extend its deepest sympathy and condolences to the family and loved ones of Pat McKeown from Co. Louth, who will always be remembered with the highest affection and regard, not only in the Irish
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JCB To Appeal Against Court Ruling
ON 26 FEBRUARY 2021 the Paris Court of Justice (Tribunal Judiciaire) found that Manitou was guilty of infringement of certain JCB patent claims. It awarded JCB damages of €150,000, plus €50,000 in attorney fees. The case concerned two specific Europe
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Largest UK order
Britain’s largest equipment rental company is investing in 2,100 new JCB machines in a deal worth £65 million – the largest ever order from a UK customer in the company’s history. Sunbelt Rentals UK is expanding and renewing its fleet as the construc
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On-offfor Brightwells
On Friday 9 April, Brightwells held its monthly plant, machinery and HGV sale at Stoney Street, Madley, Herefordshire, but for various reasons it was postponed after 46 lots and was then reinstated on the following Monday, 12 April, giving everyone a
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Mathewsons’ E27N
As always, the ever-popular Bangers & Cash TV star Mathewsons, from Yorkshire, was at it on 19-20 March with a good selection of lots. Of interest to us was the late Jack Dodds’ early 1945 Fordson E27N Major, which features just a clutch pedal and ha
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Bill Wood sale
Well-known ploughman Bill H Wood of Dingestowe, Monmouth, has decided to take it easy and is selling his lovely collection of well-restored and good-looking equipment on Wednesday 26 May. He has instructed H J Pugh to undertake the sale, which includ
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Muscle Tractors
On Friday 4 June, Mecum Auctions will sell 125 American classics in the Abilene Machine Collection at Solomon, Kansas 67480, USA. There are some lovely, restored machines in this collection, including: Case 1200 Traction King, IH 3088, IH 3688, IH 12
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PICK OF THE CROP I agree… levers are better than buttons! Dear Junior, This is a drawing of me driving Uncle 6810 self-propelled harvester during first-cut silage. I love the older models because they have levers and silly not buttons! Barney Tape (a
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Ih 5288
International Harvester was already in financial difficulties when it launched the new 50 Series, in 1981. Three rigid-frame models were available in the USA, while just the 5288 and 5488 found their way to UK shores. When you take a closer look at t
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In Brief
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New Products
£957.60 inc. VAT Machine Mart Tel: 0115 956 5555 The Clarke Compact mobile DIY/semi-professional hot washer provides effective cleaning, through a choice of hot (diesel heater) or cold washing options, to cut through dirt and grime.
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The Last Word
Before I begin, I have a couple of requests from readers looking for information. The first of these is from FFA member Mike Sanders, who has been out and about with his fleet. He has been doing various jobs with his lovely Fordson E1A Super Major an
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Jd 4240
Although predominantly found on large arable farms, high-horsepower tractors are often part of the machinery fleet on livestock units too, where their grunt is put to good use powering mowers, forage harvesters and the like. The Napier family’s farm
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£7.5m For First Quarter
Cheffins, the company that conducts the largest monthly sale of used tractors and agricultural machinery in the world, at Sutton in Cambridgeshire on the second Monday in the month, sold more than £7.5 million-worth of machinery in the first quarter
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In The Next Issue…
JUNE 2021 issue on sale Friday 4 June New Holland was not always so mighty. We have the story of how buying the rights to a mobile pickup baler design transformed the company’s fortunes. Tractor & Machinery’s Editor-at-large, Peter Love, finds a Case
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Cheffins’ Martland sale
Cheffins has been on the road this spring and the Paul Martland sale was concluded on 18 March, proving that good prices can be achieved for McCormick stock. The fleet was very clean and this certainly paid dividends. A 20-year-old McCormick CX 100,
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Pin Replacement Part 6
Little did I know when I first started the job of replacing the lower link support pins that I’d open a can of worms regarding other jobs requiring attention. The tractor has become somewhat of a ‘Trigger’s broom’, as when I first acquired it the eng
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