Muck spreading with McCormick Diamond Edition
Muck spreading with McCormick Diamond Edition
it's still in regular use, with the saw bench behind it.
It's a bit quiet here at work, so I'm doing some catching up on things.
I've never actually looked at this thread, despite it running for four years! I can't see most of the pics, because of firewall stuff, so I'll have a proper look later.
One comment by redthunder caught my eye earlier on:
redthunder - Member
c.1942 HUBER 8ton 4cylinder diesel ROLLER
Serial No. 3400
Fitted with CAT D4 engine with petrol donkey start, rear scarifier and canopy. Originally imported into the UK by the US Army for airbase construction during WWII. Post war sold to West County building firm and used for road construction then later used as company display. Signed on canopy Downing Rudman & Bent.
This one isn't going to trump anybody, needs a little restoration work:
In a field not far from Lacock, next to a farm.
The best way to clean the muck off, by Lacock Abbey:
And this one's in need of some TLC, near The Barge Inn, Honeystreet:
So, can anyone tell me what tractor this is?
CZ - any chance of finding out what that saw-bench is?
A small one or is this a rhetorical question
Actually they are all great pix ^^^^ above posts.
Has it really been 4 years since this thread started
Its a green and yellow one.
"Muck spreading with McCormick Diamond Edition "
@timber, bloody hell, that's a good question. I'd have to drive over there, it's actually an old sawmill at Honeystreet, on the K&A Canal, not far from Devizes. That photo was taken a couple of years ago, when they had a little festival there, and the car parking was in the field out the back. It's probably still there, and if I get the chance, I'll take a run over there Sunday, see what I can find out.
@redthunder, it's sort of rhetorical, 'cos I haven't a clue!
But here's another shot from the same place, but zoomed in:
Note the three deer; wonder if one's called John...
I'd say a John Deere 6930 or something in the 6030 series.
Well bugger me! I was sort of joking when I wondered if one of the deer was called John! I was using maximum 20x zoom to get that last shot, from the road to Avebury from Fyfield; the tractor's pretty much on the edge of the Ridgeway, I guess around 1km away.
I've rather got the tractor bug now; there's a steam and traction engine rally at Castle Combe next weekend...
Timber, I went around to the sawmill this afternoon, on my way to the pub. The old tractor is still there, but I couldn't see the saw bench. However, a bloke in a big tractor saw me and asked what I was looking for, thinking I was a pikey looking for scrap, and when I explained, he said the saw bench was, IIRC, an Archie Kidd, made in Devizes. He thinks it's still kicking around there somewhere, but a load of stuff has been moved from around the tractor.
Hope that helps...
Cheers CZ, got something similar, but different.
Unfortunately parts are becoming bit of an issue.
Probably still in use anyway, remove some things, add some things and the old stuff keeps going on. Our old tractor with the sawbench is probably the most used and abused thing we have.
It's possible, tractor guy might have been the boss or Forman at the mill, he followed me along the lane that leads to the pub, then turned into the yard. Big place, too, so it's quite possible someone suddenly thought, 'damn, where's that old saw bench we had kicking around?', and went and dug it out.
I do feel sorry for the poor old tractor sitting there in all the brambles and nettles, though.
Still, it was worth taking the trip over, I spent the afternoon watching paragliders flying off of Milk Hill, nearby, and I took over 300 photos.
Was happy to see this whilst out n about
However the next field had at least 12 different tractors working in it doing soil prep and potato planting.
Cheese & Onion or Sweet Chilli?
Rozzers tractor, shouldn't be too difficult to outrun
Shots taken on a friend camera in Barmouth, been trying to retrieve them since Sept last year...
Some more mature stuff from Basingstoke Festival of Transport yesterday
2 of my favourite things, merged into one.
Banana flavour by the way.
I really must get some more pictures of our farms tractors up on here. We've got a WD Case and loads of Fordsons.
My own Nuffield DM4 is coming along nicely, the "What Tyres for Thread" becomes pretty limited by budget at the cheapest rear tyre being £250!!!
Some beauties there Muke. Is that phat exhaust pipe on the first green one a spark arrester?
Not sure tbh but one of the great things about the Field Marshall was that you could start it by cranking a starting handle or use a shot-gun type cartridge that you fitted into a breech assembly then hit the firing pin with a hammer.
That M3 Lifeboat Tractor is teh awesumz!
one of the great things about the Field Marshall was that you could start it by cranking a starting handle or use a shot-gun type cartridge that you fitted into a breech assembly then hit the firing pin with a hammer.Really? Now THAT'S Oarsum. Reckon the lifeboat tractor doesn't do that!
Trekster- where did you find the deutz with the Bryce post rammer?
On the banks of the River Nith, Dumfries. There is a walk/path from Kingholm Quay to Glencaple, both old ports. They are replacing very old fencing which has suffered yrs of flood damage.
The ground belongs to; http://www.sruc.ac.uk/info/120197/research_farms/414/crichton_royal_farm
The double wheels are required to overcome the boggy ground, signs are that it has nearly got stuck a few times and some interesting lines taken to avoid/get around various obstacles/creeks!
do you know the name of the contractor?
You must log in to post.