23 July 2012.
Valtra has donated an A93 HiTech tractor to the Weiveld Agriculture School in South Africa. Weiveld is the largest agriculture school in South Africa with 600 students, but its fleet of tractors is decades old. The donation includes long-term service, training and spare parts support. Founded in 1994 after the end of apartheid, the school is free of charge to students.
20 July 2012.
Whether farming fifty acres or five hundred, no-one working the land can do without a tractor. So it’s little wonder that Colin Boocock, who runs beef cattle and sheep on 94 acres at Moorsholm near Saltburn, North Yorkshire, regards his new tractor as a very significant investment.
16 July 2012.
SIP Industrial Products Ltd have been appointed the sole UK distributor for the complete range of Force Tools hand tools and tool chests. This brand new range of professional hand tools are made in Taiwan and combine superb design with top quality manufacture.
13 July 2012.
A consignment of 20 new McCormick tractors has been handed over to one of Britain’s leading tractor rental companies. Hawk Tractors will supply the MTX and XTX six-cylinder machines to farmers and contractors throughout Britain as part of a fleet that continues to expand to meet demand for short- and long-term hire.
9 July 2012.
SIP Industrial Products Ltd, the compressor and welding specialist, has launched three Italian designed rotary screw compressors – the Airmate Saturn 1010-500F, the Airmate Saturn 1510-500F and the Airmate Saturn 2010-500F. These latest additions to the SIP range are designed for continuous use in demading environments. They will provide industrial users with a super-efficient, powerful and reliable source of compressed air.
The field is a flood - let's not get stuck in the mud!
4 July 2012.
Due to the depressing downpours, the Leighton Hall Classic Car and Vintage Vehicle Show, due to be held on Sunday, July 8, will be postponed until Sunday September 2 in the hope that we will have a balmy Indian Summer!
Featuring over 500 classic cars, motorcycles, stationary engines, commercials and vintage tractors, the show will also include trade stands and an autojumble for anyone looking to bag a bargain. With parades, running commentaries throughout the day, judging of the classes, competitions and prizes galore, this is a great day out for the whole family.
For more information visit www.markwoodwardclassicevents.com
THE NASH DASH
2 July 2012.
Andrew Percy, Conservative MP for Brigg and Goole, set the Rimmer family off on their marathon tractor road of more than 500 miles on Saturday (June 30).
The team comprising father (Tony) and sons (Alastair, James and Josh) and dog Scooby will travel on their International B-414 from Wroot, North Lincolnshire to their destination Breuil Bernard, France on an eight day epic journey in a bid to raise a massive £10,000 for Marie Curie Cancer Care. The full story of the preparations for the run was in the July issue of Tractor magazine and we hope to bring you the full story of their exploits in a future issue.
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