Experience Scotland’s Timeless Tractors!
By Tom Seest
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Russell McNab is passionate about tractors as part of Scottish culture. His hobby involves finding rare models and restoring them back to life; even those in poor condition make an appearance at road runs regardless.
Four Shropshire tractor drivers have begun an impressive fundraising initiative that will take them 750 miles across Scotland to Stranraer and raise funds for Alzheimer’s Society.
Table Of Contents
- Uncovering the Secrets of Scotland’s TE-20 Tractors?
- What Makes the TE-25 a Classic Scottish Tractor?
- Uncovering the History of Scotland’s TE-30 Tractor?
- What Makes the TE-40 Scotland’s Classic Tractor?
- Uncovering the Secrets of the Te-50 Tractor?
- Uncovering the Secrets of the TE-60 Tractor?
- Uncovering the History of the TE-70 Tractor?
- How the TE-80 Changed Scotland’s Tractor History?
- Uncovering the Secrets of the Scottish Te-90 Tractor?
- What Makes the Te-100 a Classic Scottish Tractor?
Harry Ferguson’s TE-20 tractor, first produced in 1946, was his most groundbreaking design. It introduced his three-point linkage that integrated tractor with implement into one mechanized unit, thus revolutionizing farming by replacing horses for many tasks.
The book covers numerous variations on the basic TE-20 tractor, from TVO and diesel-engined models, American and French Fergusons, industrial and special-purpose variants, as well as several custom cabs made by Scottish Aviation Ltd using left-over parts from Supermarine Spitfire aircraft before health & safety regulations required cabs on tractors.
The book features many photos and drawings taken by the author during his restoration projects and contains plenty of helpful information that’s easy-to-access for new owners as well as enthusiasts – this comprehensive reference provides unparalleled coverage of this iconic machine.
Hilti’s TE-25 Chisel Drill offers precision drilling in wood or steel using smooth shank bits for precision drilling. Equipped with both a keyless chuck and quick-release chuck for rotary drilling, this tool requires little maintenance, though you should keep it well-lubricated.
Russell enjoys taking his tractor on AVTMC road runs held every Easter and autumn. These gatherings provide him with an opportunity to reconnect with friends while seeing what latest acquisitions they may have acquired; plus, it gives him an opportunity to show off his tractor!
Allan Wright explores Scotland’s breathtaking coastal and rural landscape with his camera in hand, snapping images of tractors that have helped shape our nation’s history, heritage, and landscape. Alongside new work by award-winning poet George Gunn – including some exclusive new poems – Allan celebrates their importance in making life possible! This special book celebrates this iconic vehicle!
The Hilti TE 30-A36 cordless combi hammer features an innovative electro-pneumatic hammering mechanism to deliver faster drilling speeds and increased power output, making this tool three times more durable than other 36-volt models. Capable of drilling up to 103 holes before running out of batteries, its powerful performance has put this Hilti tool among its peers in its class.
Allan Wright’s photographs feature an army of vintage tractors that played an instrumental role in shaping Scotland’s landscape and heritage, while award-winning Scottish poet George Gunn explores their symbolic value to rural culture in Scotland.
Russell enjoys taking his restored tractors to agricultural shows, not necessarily to win awards; rather, he enjoys meeting fellow enthusiasts and watching their vehicles in motion. Russell especially finds great pleasure in the fact that his restored machines have seen their fair share of wear and tear throughout their years of ownership and use.
The TE-40 guitar offers a classic design with modern features for maximum punch and sustain. Crafted from basswood with a clear black finish and featuring a decorative arched top crafted from ash wood. Additionally, its string-through-body design and gold-plated Tune-O-Matic bridge ensure it gives plenty of sustain along with quick response for optimal listening pleasure.
Russell has managed to overcome physical challenges to attend many local road runs with his tractor and says they are well organized with excellent catering. He enjoys meeting fellow enthusiasts and admiring their collections; this activity provides an ideal way to spend quality time catching up with old friends while keeping fit while simultaneously raising funds for charity. Peninsula Vintage Club members raised over 3,000 during their recent road run for Dumfries and Galloway Blood Bikes and Wigtownshire Multiple Sclerosis, respectively!
Hilti SDS-max Rotary Hammer portfolio. It can be used in a range of applications, from drilling into concrete and masonry to chiseling and percussion core drilling. Furthermore, its Active Vibration Reduction (AVR) feature reduces fatigue on job sites to optimize user and tool performance.
Allan Wright is an award-winning photographer who captures the varied moods and lyricism of Scotland’s landscape through his images, taking great delight in “zeroing in” for that unique shot. The book also includes new work by celebrated poet George Gunn. Russell McNab, an Ayrshire Tractor and Machinery Club member, shares his memories of tractor ownership, often found displayed or stored away somewhere like a shed, field, or wood, attending local road runs to ensure his vintage machines look their best, but for him personally, red rosettes matter most!
The TE-60 SDS max combi hammer provides users with multiple drilling, breaking, chiseling, coring, and driving capabilities in one convenient tool. Equipped with a brushless motor and active vibration control for operator protection against damage as well as a reversible switch for safe drilling of angled holes, its versatile feature set makes the tool suitable for formwork use.
Award-winning photographer Allan Wright travels throughout Scotland’s landscape with camera in hand, photographing an army of mostly forgotten vintage tractors that have long been forgotten. Together with new work by acclaimed Scottish poet George Gunn and commentary by retired farmer and tractor enthusiast Russell McNab, this book honors their role in shaping Scotland’s agricultural heritage and culture.
TE’s 70 Series Swept Elbow Backshells offer pre-terminated screen braid socks, multiple shell sizes, and plating configurations, making them the ideal solution for rugged applications such as mining, agriculture, or forestry where connectors may be exposed to harsh environments.
Russell takes part in AVTMC road runs primarily to showcase his restored tractor and win prizes, but he also enjoys spending the day catching up with old friends while showing it off to fellow enthusiasts.
Award-winning photographer Allan Wright captures a captivating collection of vintage tractors roaming Scotland’s stunning coastal and rural landscape alongside new work by famed Scottish poet George Gunn. Together, these powerful machines contribute to our country’s rich culture and heritage, making this book essential reading for tractor lovers of all kinds! It makes the perfect gift!
Allan Wright has long captured these vintage machines in Scotland’s landscapes through photography – whether they be Ferguson FE 35s, four-cylinder Fordson Major E27Ns, or David Brown 880 Selectamatics. He excels at capturing Scotland’s various moods through these photographs of vintage machines.
He has also hired Russell McNab – a retired farmer involved with Ayrshire’s agricultural past and culture who possesses extensive knowledge about the machinery used to cultivate agriculture in Scotland.
This book celebrates the timeless appeal and place of classic tractors in the landscape while including new work by award-winning Scottish poet George Gunn. A must-have for collectors of vintage machinery as well as anyone interested in Scottish history, gardeners, crofters, farmers, and tractor buffs will find much enjoyment here!
Some tractor owners take great pleasure in showing off their rusty machines at road runs and showing off their latest restoration projects to friends. Others, though, simply enjoy having their tractor no matter its current state – an acceptable approach, says Russell, as they’re not out to win anything anyway!
Award-winning photographer Allan Wright roams Scotland’s landscape to document rusty machines with special focus. Accompanied by new poems by George Gunn – this unique book celebrates the role of the tractor in shaping Scotland’s heritage and culture and will appeal to a range of readers, such as farmers, crofters, and tractor enthusiasts – making an excellent present!
The TE-100 boasts an excellent sound delivery system with dual armature drivers for low frequencies and a 9mm dynamic driver for highs, providing powerful bass sound while the crisp treble remains clear and melodious throughout its playback. Furthermore, these earphones are lightweight for comfortable wear over extended periods.
Some enthusiasts take great pride in their machines regardless of their physical state, attending road runs with machines needing some TLC – and that is certainly something Russell admires. He and Isobel regularly attend AVTMC meetings with their tractors, where they enjoy meeting other enthusiasts passionate about vintage tractors and machinery.
Allan Wright has captured an army of vintage tractors dotted across Scotland’s scenic coastal and rural landscape, most left abandoned over time. This book includes contributions by writer George Gunn as well as Ayrshire farmer and tractor enthusiast Russell McNab.
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