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* Harvest & Ploughing

Posted on September 4th, 2013 by ploughmyfield. Filed under General.


I’ve had 2 days of fun with Fergusons. On Saturday 31st August 2013 I was invited by Seb Littlewood, Head of Rural Life, to drive a TED-20 belonging to Beamish Museum. The event, Agricultural power from the past aimed to have many agricultural demonstrations going on around the site over the four days. My small part was driving a Ferguson and 3ton trailer with various loads of cereals to stores and threshers etc. It was a fab day and a lot was achieved.

Me PLoughing

On Saturday 31st August -Sunday 1st September Brian Pickering, Ferguson Club Vice Chairman, organised a working weekend just outside Boroughbridge. I was able to take my TEF-20 and a 10″ 2 furrow General Purpose plough along. As it wasn’t a competition I was free to experiment with lots of different settings ahead of the ploughing events coming up in the next couple of months. A big thanks to Brian for organising This event, looking forward to seeing you at Newark

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* Inaugural meeting

Posted on July 17th, 2012 by ploughmyfield. Filed under General.

Ferguson Club LogoOn Thursday 12th July 2012 the inaugural meeting of The Ferguson Club, South Yorkshire & Derbyshire (SY&D) Area, took place at a pub just outside Sheffield. An agenda was drafted and it took the 5 assembled friends over 2 and a half hours to discuss. The Pies and chips where great and the beer better, so we have decided to meet again on Thursday 13th September (The second Thursday in the month) Please get in touch if you would like to attend and I can give you directions. You don’t have to be a member of The Ferguson Club to come along, although we’ll give you a leaflet.

As well as the agenda I also gave a talk on the recent 7th annual Newby Hall Vintage tractor show. There was lots of feedback and debate as to what will be going on at future meetings.

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* Newark 2011

Posted on November 21st, 2011 by ploughmyfield. Filed under General.

It’s taken about a week to start writing this article after attending this years Newark Vintage Tractor show 2011. It’s taken this long to digest and reflect on what I saw and also speak to friends and get their opinion of the show. Roy myself and for the first time my three and a half year old son Oliver visited the show on the Saturday.

This years show for me has been a different experience having my son with me. It’s put a different spin on the things that we looked at as my son’s choices seemed to take a preference over mine. For example I’ve never looked at the model tractors in the past but my son took a shine to every stall selling model tractors or cars, asking if I could buy that one for him! That said I’m sure he takes better pictures than me. My favourite tractors are Fergusons but my son loves the green and yellow of John Deere’s so this years show was for him as the chosen showcase make in the long marquee was the green perils.

Oli John Deere

This small number will set you back about $350,000!

His favourite other tractors where one with lots of wheels and a Bedford truck. Pictures only shown here to keep the peace as He won’t talk to me if I don’t add some of his pictures.

Oli John Deere 2

The truck picture was taken by him and several others I have used, david Bailey move over.

Oli John Deere Truck

Right now we’ve got the green ones out the way we can concentrate on the grey.

Going to the show on the Saturday means you go past the auction field on your way through the gate. Roy and I always have a look round to see if there is anything interesting. This Vineyard TE-20 caught my eye. It would go in the garage so much easier than a regular width TE-20. The owner was on hand to answer questions and it seemed to start and tick over well enough. Does anyone know how much it made?

Vineyard Ferguson TE-20

Along with all the John Deere tractors in the long marquee (which didn’t seem as full this year as in previous year) down the one end was one of the vintage clubs and this fascinating MF/FE 35. Again the owner was on hand to assure us it was a genuine tractor although it has had a respray. It was in a batch of about 50 tractors that got caught in the change over from grey/gold to grey/red. It just doesn’t look right!

One of 50 MF/FE 35

One of 50 MF/FE 35

I get a lot of people asking about tractor covers. This splendid example is available from The Ferguson club via their website. There are two versions with and without pocket for the cyclops headlight.

Ferguson Cover

This was a very professionally painted blue and silver TEA-20. So obviously not wanting to be grey it actually works as a colour scheme, for me anyway. Thanks for getting in touch Donald with a little background as to why you the tractor is painted those colours.

“Thanks for taking the picthure of my TEA-20 at Newark. It was the blue
and silver one on the Ferguson Club stand. The colours silver = 25years
and blue = the colour of the ferguson club letter heads, this year is the 25th anniversary
these colours did and do draw attenion to the tractor.
Paint was donated by WITHAM PAINTS AND OILS.
If i can be of any help in the future let me know.”

Donald Sapsford

Blue Ferguson

Pink Ferguson

“yes there was such a thing as a 132,also a 142. Both were made by Eicher in
Germany and badge engineered as MFs. In return MF sent 148 skid units to Eicher
to be dressed up as Eicher tractors.” Sammy Neill

“The 132 is actually an Eicher with MF tinwork on it.(hence the air cooled engine) ” René de Bruin

I’ve taken a lot of pictures of the Ferguson A’a on display. my aim is to generate a panoramic shot of the lot in one photo.

Ferguson A

The opinion from speaking to people,

most of us go to meet friends that you know will be going, collect some parts and have a look at some fantastic tractors. Overall in my opinion there seemed to be less tractors there this year. Less tractors isn’t bad, I didn’t have a chance to look at everything. Every tactor has a story and you could be chatting to the owner for half an hour or more. There where a lot more retail stalls there this year I thought, not all of themselling tractor related merchandise! It was a well attended show judging by how long it took to get in the car park and the amount of cars. It’s always worth pre booking your ticket, save a few quid on the door price and get in via a special entry, avoiding the ques. I am looking forward to next year already.

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