Posts Tagged ‘tractor’

International TD40

April 25, 2012

First pictures of our International TD40. Manufactured in 1935, serial number 4215. We have just added this nicely restored tractor to our collection and came from Fred Knight who is reducing the size of his collection. There are no immediate plans for any further renovation.


‘Working Day’ at Farnsfield with Our Latest Edition!

January 7, 2011

We went to a ‘working day’ at Farnsfield in aid of the Air Ambulance charity on the 29th and 30th December and took our latest edition to the collection – the newly imported International TD14a and Ransomes Hexatrac plough.

Working Day Farnsfield

‘Waiting for the off’ at Tom King’s Farm, Farnsfield.


Nick making a start.

TD14a in fog

Nick finishing Day One in thick fog.

TD14a Ploughing

Nick performing some very neat ploughing on the second day.

Although wet and foggy we had a good break from the festivities!

Exporting, Exporting… and More Exporting

November 11, 2010

We thought we would share our latest equipment to be exported to Sweden.

Volvo 641The Volvo 641 is a very old, but in wonderful condition, 4 wheel drive loading shovel based on a Swedish agricultural tractor and has gone back to a good home in Sweden after spending about 35yrs in this country!

Volvo A25

We also sold another A25c to the same customer.

hook loader

The hook loader has already been dispatched to Sweden to a dealer who has good demand for these machines. The hook loader’s first stop in Sweden will be the paint shop!

The International TD14a Has Arrived!

September 29, 2010

Above is a International TD14a arriving from Aurora, Oregon, USA.  (mentioned a few weeks ago on our blog)  The tractor was purchased on 13th July, was delivered to the port of Tacoma on 4th August and sailed on 11th August.  The ship delivered cargo to Bremerhaven and Antwerp before dropping off at Southampton with the TD14a on 19th September.

Here it is being unloaded at 7.30 in the evening of 22nd September in our yard.  The tractor was in much better condition than expected, photographs only showed us the cosmetic condition, but we were very happy to receive a machine in ‘nearly-new’ mechanical condition – a first for us!

The above pictures were taken the next day after we had washed all the dust and salt stains off.  Hopefully the tractor will be seen at ploughing matches just after Christmas.

We are indebted to Paul Singer Jnr. Aurora, for his honest description and the care and attention to packing spare parts, muffler and various manuals.  Paul and his family owned this tractor from nearly new.  Upon acquisition, from his father, he decided to re-track it and make it fit for work.  Subsequently he decided to buy a 4 wheel-drive tractor and never used the TD14a for farming again.  When he retired he decided to undertake a full restoration and the tractor was seen at many farm shows in the surrounding area.  In November 2004 it was featured on the front cover of Red Power Magazine.

East Midlands Working Weekend

August 10, 2010

East Midlands Working Weekend

Nick Walker at the East Midlands Working Weekend at Desborough, Northants, with our newly restored International BTD20

BTD20 at Working Weekend

John Walker at the same event pulling modern type disc harrows, loaned for the event.

Watch This Space!

July 27, 2010

International Tractor

We’re not giving too much away just yet! Watch this space!

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One Tractor We Don’t Want To Restore!

July 23, 2010

When we spotted this tractor on Modern Mechanix we were unsure whether to laugh or be terrified!

Tractor Ferry

This 1935 Caterpillar Tractor ferried passengers from Bigbury, Devonshire to the Burgh Islands.  Obviously health and Safety was very different back then! Surprisingly they did restore the third generation sea tractor designed in 1969.

Bigbury-on-sea tractor

Photo by: Jolly Janner

This more robust looking version is still used today to take passengers to and from the Burgh Island Hotel and is the only one of its kind in the whole world.

See the original 1935 article (and novel grammar) at the Modern Mechanix Blog

Featured Machine: I-H Farmall F20 yr 1936

July 21, 2010

We have the usual array of Articulated Dumpers and Excavators available, but we thought we’d feature a more unusual machine after wetting everyone’s appetite with our International BTD20 Project.

1936 I-H Farmall

This 1936 I-H Farmall F20 may be 74 years old, but is in very nice condition, ideal condition to either re-paint or even keep it in time weathered condition (Rust!) Interestingly the correct colour for a 1936 tractor is grey not red! Some tractors were later painted red.

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International BTD20 Crawler in Action

June 29, 2010

We had the tractor at work on Saturday, to check out that all the mechanical bits worked properly… and they do!

Tractor seen here pulling a 1950 Ransomes single tyne Mole Plough, 24 inches deep in heavy clay in North Nottinghamshire. We are very pleased with the restoration and now hope the tractor will remain in good condition for the rest of its retirement.

International BTD20 Crawler Restoration – Week 16

June 10, 2010

We are certainly nearing the end of the restoration now.

Diesel Tank is now back from the paint shop, and we have just finished fitting it.

Only three jobs left to do… the engine side panels, a track grouser and the instrument panel to fit.

Next week we should, hopefully, have photos of a very nice completed restoration!