Sedgemoor harvesting split

22 June 2012

Sedgemoor Vintage Club hold their Annual Vintage Rally near Highbridge in Somerset in July and the past three years have teamed up with Isleport Vintage Hay and Harvest Working which has given the rally an excellent working section with a vast amount of unusual and rare farm machinery. However, at the Clubs AGM in October 2011 the Chairman stated that the general consensus was that the Club a Working Section was no longer required, therefore the rally (July 7-8, 2012) will revert to a static rally with vehicle parades throughout the two days.


MF tractor gets red carpet treatment

15 June 2012.

A Massey Ferguson 5450 graced the red carpet at the world premiere of the new movie, Tortoise in Love, at London’s Leicester Square on May 24.

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New Holland showcase at RES Tractors

12 June 2012.

AN open day at RES Tractors Ltd attracted a large turnout with machinery from 36 manufacturers and suppliers on show. The Skinner family welcomed visitors throughout the afternoon and evening to their premises near Harby, Leicestershire.

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Back to nature

28 May 2012.

The National Trust’s Wicken Fen is a National Nature Reserve with 650 acres of wetland of European importance offering primary habitats for a number of endangered species. Additionally, as a Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI) it requires expert maintenance using specialist techniques. Senior Warden James Selby has the complex task of specifying machinery which can be productive over the vast area of land while coping with its unique challenges.

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Petts Wood put their trust in Ferrari

25 May 2012.

Sam Pettman is the Countryside Ranger responsible for five sites covering over 1000 acres across North Kent. While only being 13 miles South East of Central London, the Petts Wood and Hawkwood site covering 340 acres provides an oasis of peace and tranquillity. Full of natural history, the area is a haven for all kinds of bird, butterfly, amphibian and plant life.

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New West Coast Steam Bookazine launched

24 May 2012.

West Coast, the latest railway publication from Mortons, tells the story of the West Coast Main Line, Britain’s busiest mixed-traffic rail route, which runs 401 miles from Euston to Glasgow Central.

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Gamble turns out to be a winner

23 May 2012.

Dairy farmer Ian Barker admits to being a bit apprehensive about buying his first Landini tractor two years ago. But now he is enthusiastic about the 110hp Powermondial 115 that handles a wide range of different jobs on his 200-acre farm near Winslow in Buckinghamshire.

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Bright idea from Ring Automotive

21 May 2012.

The RIL3200 leaves other lamps in the dark say Ring Automotive who has launched the rapid charge and High-Power LED inspection lamp for professional motor mechanics and technicians. 

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Power and performance from new six-cylinder McCormick X70 Series

18 May 2012.

A new five-model range of six-cylinder tractors will be unveiled at the Cereals Event as McCormick distributor AgriArgo UK prepares to replace the popular McCormick XTX and TTX series. Revealing the top model in the new range at the event emphasises the versatile role of the design in providing the power needed to operate silage-making and feeding equipment in the livestock sector and tillage equipment for growing arable crops.

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Stone keep those tractors rolling

18 May 2012.

Four genuine tractors from a local farm are expected to attract keen interest when they go under the hammer at auctioneers Halls’ monthly collective auction at The Gallops, Stanklyn lane, Stone, near Kidderminster on May 25. The tractors include a 2003 Case MX170 4wd, a 2002 Case MX170 4wd with Tremble Easy Ride and GPS, a Y registration Case MX170 4wd and a T registration Case CX90 4wd.

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