Challenge of classic tractors
PUBLISHED: 08:11 28 March 2014 | UPDATED: 08:44 28 March 2014
Many smallholders own a classic tractor. Here we feature one such smallholder, John Sones, who lives in Suffolk. For more classic tractor stories, see our January issue, on sale on December 21
It will always be a working tractor and I concentrate on keeping the mechanics in good and safe order rather than doing up the bodywork. The technology is quite basic and I have carried out many small repairs such as replacing the wiring loom, renewing external oil seals, re-lining the brakes, changing the oil, etc. Parts and information are easy to get and there are clubs to join if you want to.
I favour the Dexta over the grey Fergie as it is the next generation of technology but still straightforward and ideal for smallholding work.