2 January 2014.
Further to Pete Small’s article ‘From rasps in Rattray to hops in Herefordshire’ – Tractor July 2013. I would like to put the facts straight on the narrow and orchard tractors constructed by Stormont Engineering of Kent.
14 November 2013.
This is my TE-20 with a 2.5 turbo diesel engine or ‘Super Fergie’ as people have started calling it. My friend Roy did the welding on the steering rods and radius arms as they had to be lengthened.
13 September 2013.
The hot dry July was just what Bord na Mona, Ireland’s dominant peat producer, needed to bring in the 2013 peat harvest. On more than 80 bogs spread over the Irish Midlands, the fleet of nearly 1000 tractors was working a seven-day, 70 hour week.
13 August 2013.
WITH reference to the advert and specification on the Bamford BL48 baler in last month’s issue (Tractor, page 53 August), I was working for an agriculture contractor in the early 1960s and used a Bamford BL48 baler and baled around 50,000 bales a year. This baler was very reliable and with good windrows, average of 12 ram strokes per bale produced very good firm bales; the knotters were very reliable.
13 August 2013.
PETER Small’s feature on the Border Union (Tractor, August page 114) featured Jim Clark in work mode on a Fergie 35, a well known photo indeed; this brought to my mind a sunny Saturday afternoon in mid-June 1956 when a tractor gymkhana was held on Winfield aerodrome in Berwickshire.
9 July 2013.
THERE have been a lot of changes in the tractor world since I was a boy, and although a lot of these changes are for the greater good with comfort, power, handling and technical developments all making life easier for the driver, I can’t help but feel that the art and skill of the person in the tractor seat has been diminished somewhat.
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