Bundle - Mad About Vintage Tractors / Harvesters (DVD)
Featuring three of our best selling vintage tractor and harvester DVD, bundled at this reduced price:
Mad About Vintage Tractors 1 (RRP £15.95 - 104 minutes)
Are you Mad about Vintage Tractors? Robbie Thorpe certainly is. He can’t resist the temptation to check out any old tractor he comes across and, if possible, buy it and add it to his collection. The sheds and yards round his home in South Lincolnshire are stuffed full with more than 40 different tractors from over a dozen manufacturers, from post-war Little Grey Fergies and ‘sit up and beg’ E27N Fordson Majors to row-crop John Deeres and David Browns and a couple of British-built International crawlers. We see them all in this DVD, working at the jobs they were designed for up to more than half a century ago. They plough, cultivate, drill, mow and plant and lift potatoes. Using miniature cameras we show you unusual, close up shots of working parts not normally accessible or easily seen, like under the belly of a Fordson whilst ploughing, on the lifting gear of a potato hoover, inside the cutter whilst cutting the grass, or on the track of a crawler tractor.
Mad About Vintage Tractors 2 (RRP £15.95 - 94 minutes)
If you are as Mad about Vintage Tractors as Robbie Thorpe, you don’t want to just look at them, you want to work them. For that you need implements, ideally ones of the same age as the tractors. Robbie has been collecting those for nearly as long as he has tractors, and in this DVD we take a look at some of the kit in his collection, and some ‘new’ old machines as he discovers them and puts them to work. Using at least three different Fordson tractors, a Grey Fergie, a John Deere rowcrop, a Ransomes small-holder’s crawler, an International BTD6 crawler and several others, he works a variety of cultivation gear, including a Howard Rotavator, a massive Ransomes Twin-way reversible plough and a home-made duck-foot harrow. There’s also a fine old Welger baler, a Vicon Lely hay tedder, a Russell drill, a Howard Rota-Spreader and a Wilder beet topper, but perhaps the star of the show is a Catchpole Cadet beet lifter. Seen first in a field corner, with a tree growing up through the works, we see it through to its first beet crop for many years, working alongside the very latest modern equivalent.
Mad About Vintage Harvesting (RRP £15.95 - 92 minutes)
People Mad about Vintage Harvesting don’t just collect the machines, they put them to work at events like the Casterton Working Weekend. The most interesting examples of vintage combines, threshing drums, binders, balers, pole elevators and other harvesting equipment, ranging from the days of a simple reaper to ‘modern’ machines from the 1950s, were filmed over three years of the event, with comments from the enthusiasts who lovingly own, renovate and maintain them in working condition. This DVD includes rare machines from Holt, Claas, International, Case and Massey Harris, plus a range of John Deere equipment including a 1929 12A combine; the company’s first self-propelled combine, the 1946 Model No 55, and a contemporary 116W wire baler. A fine selection of equipment for anyone interested in harvesting and its history.
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