What's New..... at Blue Force
We are pleased to add a new link on our 'Links' page to a non profit website called Tractor Data. If you are looking for a spec sheet or manual for a Tractor this might be just the thing as it boasts specs for 17,000 tractors, serial number locations for 5,000 tractors and 150 manuals, all available for free. Our thanks goes to its webmaster Tony Adams.
Somerset Vintage & Classic Tractor Show, 25th & 26th January, 2020
Don't forget the Somerset Vintage & Classic Tractor Show, for more information click on the image or visit our Diary page for a link to the Show's website.
Tractor World Show, Three Counties Showground, Malvern, Worcestershire, 22nd & 23rd February 2020
We are hoping to have a gathering of Fordson Major E27N tractors to celebrate their 75th birthday this year. Anybody like to bring their tractor to display on the Blue Force stand? All welcome. See our Diary Page for more details
Roadless 100 & County 90 Special Review
A 48 page, full colour programme of the working weekend held in September 2019 at Lilbourne in Warwickshire.
Only £5, to get your copy contact any committee member or contact Peter on: 07774 697761
New Book Celebrating 100 Years of Fordson, Ford and New Holland Tractor Conversions by Blueforce
Designed as a companion to the 100 Years Of Fordson, Ford and New Holland Tractors that Blue Force published in 2017 to mark a century of Ford and New Holland tractors, this new volume follows the same format in being a large A4 size hardback book with 528 pages and over 1400 full colour photographs, many taken specially for this project.
It is unique in that we go through a hundred years of conversions based on Ford and New Holland tractors in chronological order, first showing the Fordson, Ford or New Holland tractor as originally produced and then the various conversions built using it as a skid unit. In this way we see how the conversions evolved along with the Ford tractor itself.
The book is split into four sections. Part 1 is about the conversions based on the Fordson tractors from the Model F of 1917 through to the New Performance range of 1963, Part 2 is the largest section as it is all about the Ford tractor conversions, from the Ford 9N of 1939 through to the Series 40 of 1991 and encompasses a huge range of different machines. Part 3 looks at the few conversions using New Holland tractors from 1991 to the present day and Part 4 looks at how the conversions have been preserved and are used at working days and events.
Two appendices look at the various companies involved with a brief history of each and also loads of period advertising from the various conversion builders through the years.
All the famous names are here including Chaseside, County, Doe, Mailam, Matbro, Muir-Hill, Northrop and Roadless plus many, many more that are not so well known and from many different countries around the globe. Everyone is bound to find something of interest within the pages of this large book.
Published 2019 by Blue Force, 528 pages A4 format. Price £29.95 plus postage and packing. To get your copy please ask any committee member or contact Peter on: 07774 697761
Celebrating 100 Years of Fordson, Ford and New Holland Tractors by Blueforce
2017 sees the 100th anniversary of the production of the first Ford tractor. To mark the occasion Blue Force has published a lavish 528 page book about the tractor models produced over the course of a century. With over 1270 full colour photographs this book is the perfect souvenir of a once in a lifetime occasion and will be officially launched at the New Holland factory in Basildon on January 11th.
Blue Force Heritage Magazine
The December issue of Heritage has just landed on member's doormats. See our magazine page for more details.
An equal wheel county four wheel drive kit for a Fordson Super Performance Major. Please phone Joe on 07739109257.