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Alf’s County 1124 Tractor 10 Wheel Drive

We have looked before at Alf’s County1124 tractor that he converted to six wheel drive and mounted a trencher on the back and loader on the front to make a superb draining machine.   The 6WD works well for traction, low ground pressure and to reduce the movement of the machine over undulating ground (important for […]

By |December 5th, 2010|Tractor Stories|0 Comments

Massey Ferguson 35, 2 Owners From New

In 1960 my grandfathers best friend, a farmer called george Hill or Chummy as he was known, purchased a new Massey Ferguson 35, reg number 307 5RF, serial number SNF 187716. My grandfather allowed him use of the tractors on our farm and he allowed my grandfather use of his little 35 aswell. […]

By |October 13th, 2009|Tractor Stories|2 Comments

County 1124 Drainage Machine

We’ve had a really interesting email from a Swedish gentleman about his County 1124 tractor.  It has been converted to 6 wheel drive and is used for drainage work.  Here is what Alf has to say about the story of his County.

Hi Steve!
This is my County 1124, or mabe 1126!!!  It was purchased […]

By |February 20th, 2009|Tractor Stories|3 Comments

Restoring A Fordson Dexta In Wales

Hello,

My interest started many years ago when I was a little boy in yorkshire, my mum used to work on a farm helping with weeding hoing and potatoe picking and sorting it was hard work for her and her friend who I used to call auntie Margret. I have fond memories of running round the […]

By |January 15th, 2009|Tractor Stories|2 Comments

Ploughing Memories – Grey And Gold Ferguson 35

Everytime we drive along the M62, past Normanton, we remember the first farm my husband worked on. All the family look at the small fields which he used to plough with a Ferguson 35. It was a four cylinder with a gold painted engine.

The little tractor was bad to start on a cold morning, even […]

By |January 15th, 2009|Tractor Stories|10 Comments

Harry Ferguson Story

This Ferguson tractor story comes straight from Harry Ferguson’s grandson, who tells of a 60Hp Ferguson tractor which never made it into full production.

This information came from Vintage Tractor Engineer’s farming neighbour. The neighbour was looking to buy some dairy cows and a whole herd was advertised on the Isle of White. It turned out […]

By |January 14th, 2009|Ferguson / MF, Tractor Stories|1 Comment

Fordson Dexta On A Lancashire Hill Farm

By T. Gorse.

My teenage years were spent on my parents farm in Lancashire during the late 50’s and early 60’s, where we kept hill sheep and a few suckler cows on the in-bye land. We had one Fordson Dexta which took over the workload from a Ferguson TE20 to do all the work on the […]

By |January 14th, 2009|Tractor Stories|1 Comment

County Super 4 Tractor Working On 125 Cow Michigan Dairy Farm

County Super 4 Tractor Working On 125 Cow Michigan Dairy Farm
By The Vintage Tractor Engineer
Wow,

Just stumbled on this web site today. It brings back a lot of memories. We live in southwest Michigan in the United States (fairly close to Lake Michigan) on the crest of a small valley in the hilly part. My father […]

By |January 14th, 2009|Ford/Fordson, Tractor Stories|2 Comments