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.
Classic Massey & Ferguson Enthusiast
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HARRY SIMPSON APPEAL
CHILTERN VINTAGE TRACTOR CHARITY RUN
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JONATHAN WHITLAM • … speculates on what he thinks could just be one of the best tractors that Massey Ferguson has ever built. Do you agree with him?
THE MF 590 • Chris Graham spotlights the MF 590; a 1970s tractor that could just be the perfect classic, easy-to-live with all-rounder
THE GYPSUM RUN! • Chris Graham reports on a unique new charity tractor road run that, thanks to its initial success, looks set to become an early-season regular
SHETLAND STALWARTS • One thing a Massey Ferguson tractor quickly realises when it drives off the overnight ferry to Shetland is that retirement isn’t an option, as Bob Weir discovered
CROFTING IN SHETLAND
MOVING ON? • Chris Graham enjoys an interesting but chilly visit to Bernard Pike’s East Sussex workshop, for a look at his 1972 MF 200B Crawler Loader
WORKING MEMORIES • Jonathan Whitlam recounts some golden days spent at the controls of a hard-working but much-loved little Massey Ferguson 35
MASSEY FERGUSON 3000 SERIES • Part 5: Jonathan Whitlam continues the story with a look at the ‘power package’; the second generation 3600 Series tractors
CLUBBING TOGETHER • John Selley delivers more stories from in and around the ever-enthusiastic Ferguson Club
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MULTI-POWER TO THE PEOPLE! • Jane Brooks gets under the skin of Massey Ferguson’s complex and often misunderstood first shift-on-the-go transmission, Multi-Power. Photography: AGCO and Jane Brooks
MF 135 RESTORATION • Ben Phillips gets to grips with the corrosion affecting the mudguards, cab and bonnet panel of the project MF 135
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SUMMER EVENTS • MAY-JUNE
OUT & ABOUT • Peter Love spotlights some of the road runs, shows and other events that have attracted Ferguson and Massey Ferguson machinery in recent weeks
SALES CORNER • Our resident sales and auctions guru, Peter Love, offers a snapshot of the Ferguson and Massey Ferguson movers and shakers changing hands in the past month or two
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