• Very interesting piece of garden equipment, but it must be very heavy to do its work? And it would be compacted ground that you would most need to us it on. I’d be interested to know what kind of weight it is, and if you’ve used it, how well it works?

  • kmacaoidh posted a new activity comment 3 weeks, 2 days ago

    In reply to: kmacaoidh posted an update @charlie Spring is in the air, well every second day anyway, and thoughts turn to getting into the fields and gardens. Which makes me wonder if we can expect a February issue of The […] View

    Thanks Charlie, I see the Forum post now. Maybe it’s just being a new member, a collector of things, or just these times we have, but we look forward to these little anticipated treats, like The Cultivator, in the post!?

  • kmacaoidh posted an update 3 weeks, 4 days ago

    @charlie Spring is in the air, well every second day anyway, and thoughts turn to getting into the fields and gardens. Which makes me wonder if we can expect a February issue of The Cultivator in the post, to mark the start of a new growing season?

  • I’d be tempted by those Greyhound plough stickers Geoff, if I ever get to that degree of finish on the Trusty equipments I have! Is it a set of stickers, one on both sides of the headstock, or just the one? Also, are the stickers set for the tractor still available? It would make sense to get the lot when we’re at it? I’ll keep an eye on progress.

  • I’m looking for transport wheels for my Honda,a few cultivation tools as well, for rowcrop growing season ahead. I’ve added a few pictures to give a better idea. I’ve searched about but can’t find them for sale, so any website, dealership, ideas or advice gladly welcome.

  • Just downloaded the VHGMC 2021 calendar, a lovely, almost calming, professionally high standard presentation. My only concern in seeing it was that, to do it justice, I would deserve and need to be printed to an equally high standard. A good quality ink printer using anice heavy paper or card? Looks great on screen, congratulations to all involved…[Read more]

  • My archaeological dig around the old Trusty keeps revealing old relics, badges, unknown letters and numbers. Keeps me engaged when I can’t really get started on doing any clean-up or work on the the tractor.

    Back to the day job today, horticultural work in glasshouses. Preparation for the salad and veg growing season ahead.

  • Even I can see that this is not the best arrangement for a good spark!

  • kmacaoidh replied to the topic Early Trusty Rebuild in the forum Projects 1 month, 3 weeks ago

    Following on with the question of Trusty hp over it’s life span, I’ve just picked up on your comment that the tractors would have first been used for ‘rowcrop’ cultivation? This would be light work, straight lines, level ground, minimum soil disturbance? What we’re the documented cultivation equipment, if known? Something like the cultivator you…[Read more]

  • These might be a bit better?

  • Sorry, think those files were far too big?!

  • A few pictures of the 1946, I’m told, Trusty Tractor of London that I’ve recently purchased.

  • A SIMAR, ah yes, I read and seen them mentioned on the site or in The Cultivator. As well as the interest in original v renewed state of repair, I’m really curious about the crossover points between between, let’s say, British, European, Asian tractor designs and developments? I have a newer Asian-type 8hp tractor, does a lot of work, but when I…[Read more]

  • Happy New Year to you Geoff, and to all the other vhgmc members as well, let’s hope its a good year for all. I think this Trusty will be getting a coat of paint, of which I will gladly receive advice later on, there is very little paint at all on this machine. More a consistent light dusting of surface rust! No real bubbles of penetrating rush,…[Read more]

  • The better than new restorations look wonderful as well, and we can only admire the expertise and attention to detail to get machines back to that atate of repair. I clean up and repaired a Massey Ferguson 35 a few years ago, but the new paint spray was something you do in the hope it keeps things rust free, clean and better for longer? It’s…[Read more]

  • kmacaoidh replied to the topic A Conscientious Restoration in the forum Projects 2 months ago

    Sound advice Charlie, thanks for that. I think it will be more of the later, get it running, get it working with any luck. Geoff has my machine down as a 1946 Trusty, I’ll post photos when I get a chance, but it’s well worn and has seen plenty of work and wear in those years.

    I have noted with admiration your profile, tractor, image. Original…[Read more]

  • 20/20 vision was often thrown around as a catchphrase and headline that’s time had come at the very start of this year. There were so many things, that go without saying, that emerged during this year that none of us could have fully foreseen.

    One of the less weightier matters that, though it seems like it weighs a tonne, is that I ended up the y…[Read more]

  • kmacaoidh posted an update 2 months ago

    A Conscientious Restoration

    20/20 vision was often thrown around as a catchphrase and headline that’s time had come at the very start of this year. There were so many things, that go without saying, that emerged during this year that none of us could have fully foreseen.

    One of the less weightier matters that, though it seems like it weighs a…[Read more]

  • kmacaoidh replied to the topic Early Trusty Rebuild in the forum Projects 2 months, 1 week ago

    Information I have tried to find is, the progression in engine Hp from the first JAP5, JAP6 and so on to the Norton that were 14hp or stronger? The Trusty is a heavy machine, compared to modern copies, it needed power to pull itself around let along the heavy and strongly build equipment it carried and pulled behind it?

    (ps: think I posted this…[Read more]

  • kmacaoidh replied to the topic Early Trusty Rebuild in the forum Projects 2 months, 1 week ago

    Actually, the suggestion, by Charlie I think, that Vól.3 could be The Trusty Rebuild? I know, I know, a lot of work. But I think a lot of us would like to see it. But back to the Forum for now, more than enough to be going on with

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