July 2012

Happiness is mucking about with an old tractor. If you need a dose of relatively inexpensive mechanical therapy, then acquire for yourself an old tractor and a few implements and start lifting, carrying, ploughing, collecting, digging, sawing – to name but a few. In this case, it is something of a time warp ’64 Massey Ferguson 35X with low hours. Going mowing with a set of Ransomes gangs (expertly rebuilt by Jim Upson and his team at Upson Mowers in Maldon, Essex – Tel:01621 892907) makes cutting grass an utter pleasure. Frankly, there is little to compete with parking your lug ‘oles next to that exhaust at about 1500 rpm and reveling in the joyful throaty roar of the 3 cylinder Perkins diesel with the mowers snipping away in the background- Heaven!

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