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Classic Massey & Ferguson Enthusiast

Classic Massey & Ferguson Enthusiast

July/August 2021

Building on the reputation of the great Grey Fergie, which saw more than half a million built, Massey Ferguson, with their red tractors, dominated the tractor market in Britain and many other places from the late 1950s to the 1970s. Classic Massey & Ferguson Enthusiast magazine celebrates this hey-day and also looks at the more modern and older tractors linked to the Ferguson name. From restorations to recollections and also hundreds of readers free-ads there’s something for everyone here Featuring models, articles and news to interest all collectors, owners and enthusiasts, each issue is packed with restorations and recollections as well as readers free-ads there’s something for everyone. Classic Massey & Ferguson Enthusiast magazine simply celebrates this iconic red and grey tractor.

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United Kingdom
Kelsey Publishing Group
6 Issues

in this issue

5 min
editor’s welcome

Shows Update As we have been coming out of lockdown faster than we first thought, which can only be good news, it’s time to look at what’s coming up on the events scene. We look at the events we can get to and enjoy, while still social distancing at the same time. However, many of the major events have been cancelled for 2021, while others have been rearranged. This is the way we see it at the moment, but it’s changing all the time. We start at the The Jessett Trust’s Tinkers Park Steam and Vehicle Rally at Hadlow Down, Uckfield, East Sussex, which is taking place on 5–6 June. The South of England Show at Ardingly, Haywards Heath, Sussex is also to go ahead on 11–13 June, and vintage tractors and…

4 min
apprenticeship paths lead to an exciting future for young women in agriculture

Lauren Savage is one of the AGCO apprentices working with Chandlers Farm Equipment at their Bristol branch. Here Lauren tells us her story about why she chose to take up an AGCO technical apprenticeship and shares advice for others interested in pursuing a similar career within this industry. Tell us more about what your work role involves day-today within the dealership. In this industry, every day can be completely different. But my usual routine in the morning is to carry out relevant vehicle checks, e.g. a check on our yard handler, which is used for loading / unloading deliveries and which we use to help lift heavy parts for tractors. Then I have a quick tidy up so that we’re ready to start the day. Everyone participates in cleaning up, which stomps…

1 min
denis’ latest!

Well know collector from County Limerick, Denis Hegarty has just finished the restoration of his Massey Ferguson 135 with Duncan cab. Denis purchased it in 2020 from Tim Lynch and Jer Shanahan has repainted it and sorted out the electrics – even if it does carry an alternator! Congratulations Denis, it looks good and we look forward to seeing it on road runs in the future.…

1 min
replacement for onslow – wrekin tractor road run

“I am organising The All Around The Wrekin Tractor Road Run on bank holiday, Sunday 29 August 2021” says Brian Smith, the former Onslow Park ‘Working Field’ organiser. “We will be raising funds to be split between Lingen Davies Cancer Centre, Shrewsbury and Prostate Cancer UK. The Run will start from Withington, near Shrewsbury and travel around the Wrekin, one of Shropshire’s landmark hills. After having a halfway stop for refreshments at Wrekin Farm we will make our way back to Withington where the tractors will be displayed on the Village Green Field. There will also be a display of steam and classic and vintage cars.” There will be refreshments on the field and a grand raffle. Brian says: “I will be 80 in June and said I wouldn’t be doing…

2 min
75 years of fergie family star at steamfest, march 2021

Steamfest is the largest working display of steam and agricultural heritage held in northern Tasmania, Australia at a small town called Sheffield, says Chris Martin. This year was one of the very best held to date and a good crowd came, all under Covid-19 restrictions. There were 11 working steam engines, which were a mixture of agricultural traction engines, road haulage engines and road rollers – not forgetting the narrow gauge railway. But not to be outdone, the grey Fergies were celebrating 75 years since it all started. Combined there were over 100 tractors on site, giving everyone a lot to look at and see. Steamfest was run over three days, on the 6-8 March long weekend by the Redwater Creek Steam and Heritage Society. The event was very well supported with…

1 min
price guide

Our bi-monthly price guide reflects what prices have most recently been paid for veteran, vintage and classic tractors. The prices are based on tractors sold at sales, privately and in some overseas markets as well. Naturally things change as the months progress, but you will get a good feel as to what has been going on. We have laid out the guide in six bands and, to expand on the key (right), band one is a tractor that normally isn’t running, but can be restored; band two is a tractor that is running and needs some work; band three is the critical one as it is for original type tractors - vehicles that are essentially straight, have good tin work, have not been resprayed, run well and normally have very low…