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Post by NOVO on Tue Apr 22 2014, 14:22

I have a David Brown Cropmaster that i restored over many years, an Allis Chalmers B that i got hold of recently & a British Anzani Iron Horse two wheeled tractor. I was just wondering if any other members have any tractors & what they are????

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Post by Lewis MacRae on Tue Apr 22 2014, 14:48

don't have any tractors, but your tractors sound nice!

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Post by spit-bang on Tue Apr 22 2014, 16:34

I have a 1948 Ferguson TEA 20. got it in august last year. enjoyable to drive on the road, cheap insurance too.

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Post by NOVO on Tue Apr 22 2014, 16:57

If i ever learn how to put pictures on here i will. (I'm waiting for a family member to show me, Dont try to explain it to me, I'm too thick Shocked  Sad .) My Cropmaster won "best vintage tractor turnout at Barleylands 2010 which i was quite pleased about. The Allis is just as i got it, could do with a bit of tidying but it's fairly good. I like the Fergie Spit, Very nice,What age is it?? Do you show it or use it ?? I show mine & drive about a bit. Nothing agricultural. (i'd get the tyres dirty jocolor) I know what you mean about driving on the road, I enjoy that too. Do you get waved at a lot ?? (or is it just me)-----Lewis, If you can hear them from Inverness, It's about time i fitted better silencers clown

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Post by Lewis MacRae on Tue Apr 22 2014, 17:21

[quote Lewis, If you can hear them from Inverness, It's about time i fitted better silencers clown[/quote

 lol! lol! lol! you know what I ment!

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Post by spit-bang on Tue Apr 22 2014, 18:10

Its 1948, so its a fairly early one. I just tootle about on the local lanes with it. its at work at the mo. put it there to keep it out of the winter weather as ive no cover for it at home.

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Post by Lewis MacRae on Tue Apr 22 2014, 18:24

do you take it to the shows?

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Post by Foden on Tue Apr 22 2014, 18:46

Haven't got a tractor Myself but I have been involved in the restoration of a few. Massey-Ferguson 35X, a couple of Internationals and a Fordson petrol/paraffin, would love an Allis B but I have (a) no money to buy one (b) nowhere to store one, and (c) no means of transporting one! Other than that, no problem!!!! Smile 

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Post by Abes on Tue Apr 22 2014, 19:54

This is my little un she's a Massey Harris Vineyard Pony 1951, she now has the proper decals fitted so looks the business also treated her to some new tyres on Friday not sure why though she don't deserve them as she's still giving me a right headache due to starting problems ie she wont, this is my first tractor so a complete novice where fault finding is needed really need to find someone local to point me in the right direction




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Post by spit-bang on Tue Apr 22 2014, 20:04

thats a grand little massey harris Smile. I dont plan to take my fergie to shows. just potter around on it. I only exhibit at 2 rallies a year, so I stick to the engines.

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Post by Foden on Tue Apr 22 2014, 20:44

They had a MF Pony up at the farm, it had a two cylinder Hanomag two stroke diesel in it but it was soon disposed of in case the engine went wrong! Smile 

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Post by Abes on Tue Apr 22 2014, 21:30

Yer mine has the simca 4 stroke petrol engine 16bhp top speed of about 8 mph on a good day down hill with the wind behind you lol

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Post by NOVO on Wed Apr 23 2014, 20:19

I like the Massey Harris Pony Abes, very nice, never seen a vinyard one before. I imagine they must be pretty rare.

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Post by Abes on Wed Apr 23 2014, 22:22

Cheers mate not sure about rare, but haven't seen another on the rally field as yet

NOVO wrote:I like the Massey Harris Pony Abes, very nice, never seen a vinyard one before. I imagine they must be pretty rare.

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Post by Hairyloon on Wed Apr 23 2014, 23:07

spit-bang wrote:I have a 1948 Ferguson TEA 20. got it in august last year. enjoyable to drive on the road, cheap insurance too.
Much tidier than my fergy, but mine has proper work to do...

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Post by callum12 on Thu Apr 24 2014, 17:42

i've been offered a vintage tractor... in a million pieces! the gears where worn to a point and need the point filing off (or something like that). but other than that its in good condition apparently. i haven't seen it, in fact i don't even know what make/model it is and it was only said in passing. but its good to know the offer's there.
how much work is involved with vintage tractors? is it like: restore, run and general repairs or restore, run, complete rebuild, run, more issues!! i should imagine their quite reliable being tractors.
I do love all things vintage!!
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Post by Lewis MacRae on Thu Apr 24 2014, 17:57

what type of tractor???

You got me quite intrigued!

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Post by callum12 on Thu Apr 24 2014, 18:00

he just said an agricultural tractor. I'll ask more about it next time i see him. Very Happy Very Happy 

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Post by NOVO on Fri Apr 25 2014, 08:24

callum12 wrote:i've been offered a vintage tractor... in a million pieces! the gears where worn to a point and need the point filing off (or something like that). but other than that its in good condition apparently. i haven't seen it, in fact i don't even know what make/model it is and it was only said in passing. but its good to know the offer's there.
how much work is involved with vintage tractors? is it like: restore, run and general repairs or restore, run, complete rebuild, run, more issues!! i should imagine their quite reliable being tractors.
I do love all things vintage!!
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Was it a "You can have it" (as in for free) or is money involved. Watch out if it's for sale Callum you can end up with 30cwt of scrap. The pointy gears bit sounds very dodgy. Restoring a tractor is a bit of an open ended operation. It depends what you want. You can get a tractor running in 1/2 an hour or it can take years according to whats wrong with it. My Cropmaster took me 20 years to restore (not full time) My Allis was in good nick when i got it. Also don't underestimate the weight factor. That is, tractors are bl***y heavy have you got the space & the gear (hoists, gantry etc). If you're determined to go for it, take someone with you that knows what to look for. Old tractors are generally well used (worn out) & it sounds like that may be the case with your one. A rebuild from a pile of bit's is not a quick job.

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Post by Matth92 on Thu May 22 2014, 19:17

Im in the process of selling off a few of my engines to make space and funds for a tractor, I am after a fergie, small david brown, dexta or a Nuffield really, I would ideally like a Nuffield really but not too fussy, ive been offered a MH pony but they are a bit slow for road runs etc...

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Post by Lewis MacRae on Thu May 22 2014, 20:21

dexta's are nice, so are ford 4000's....

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Post by Matth92 on Thu May 22 2014, 20:37

Lewis MacRae wrote:dexta's are nice, so are ford 4000's....

Theyre blooming dear, Im amazed at how much the later DBs are making these days!

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Post by Matth92 on Thu Jul 03 2014, 19:29

Just done the deal on a petrol tvo DB cropmaster!

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Post by Villiers on Thu Jul 03 2014, 19:44

[quote="Matth92"]Just done the deal on a petrol tvo DB cropmaster![/quote]

Top man!! Good tractor them, got the side panels with it? These normally go awol along with the fooking grut brass rad cap.

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Post by Matth92 on Thu Jul 03 2014, 19:47

Villiers wrote:
Matth92 wrote:Just done the deal on a petrol tvo DB cropmaster!

Top man!! Good tractor them, got the side panels with it? These normally go awol along with the fooking grut brass rad cap.

the only thing I can see missing is the drawbar, but my mate has a spare one....

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