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PostPosted: Wed Jan 06, 2016 4:35 pm 
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Can DaveJ call into Bunners of Montgomery, speak to Tom Udall.

They have been farm machinery dealers & iron mongers for many years. In the stores to-day there are many antique farming artifacts & advertising signs.

The family published a book on the company history which features a combine they sold which was reputed to be the 1st combine ever sold in Montgomeryshire - perhaps its the MH 21 at Coed-y-Dinas in the photos?


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During the summer school holidays in 1966 I worked for a very progressive arable farmer in the grain harvest. He had a new fleet of Force 4000 & 3000 tractors, new Whitstead potato harvester & Standen beet harvester, plus up to date implements.

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He harvested his grain with 2 x Massey Harris 21 combines [tankers] which had come over during WW2. The headers had canvas' to move the crop into the centre to go up the elevator. The headers had been retro fitted with electric motors to raise & lower. One still had the original straight 6 petrol Crysler engine, the other a Newage petrol engine, you could hear them for miles!

They had either 2 or 3 forward gears [cant remember 50 years later] for field work. To get transport speed for moving on the road to his other farm, the main drive chain was removed, and a substitute cast iron gear fitted to alter the speed ratio.

Continuing on the antique theme he had a Cat D2; and an R2 {tvo} into which he'd fitted a Ford 6D Trader engine c/w Major front cowl & bonnet. There were used for top work in the Spring and towing lorries off potato & beet fields in the autumn.

In 1968 he bought one of the very few built Roadless Ploughmaster 80 tractors, Pre-Force 5000 with turbo to take it to 80HP + Roadless 4wd.


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More mystery items.
http://search.digido.org.uk/?id=llgc-id ... 2&img_id=1


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Got one similar to this in the bottom of a field ,different wheels a bit smaller , the timber and tyres are knackered :lol: still £5 of scrap steel left.


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Super Dexter 8) and a DB with a loader. I can remember many of these muck spreaders in the area , but cant remember the make.


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Wow, a pretty treeless place. Is it still that way ?

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McFarmer wrote:
Wow, a pretty treeless place. Is it still that way ?

Yes unless the wind blows.

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McFarmer wrote:
Wow, a pretty treeless place. Is it still that way ?

http://search.digido.org.uk/?id=llgc-id ... 1&img_id=1
This was I would guess on the top at least 1500ft , it was during the 2nd World War and there was urgent need for food, it wouldn't be viable grow crops there now only sheep and some cattle .There were some trees about ,probably a lot more before the 1st World War .

https://www.google.co.uk/maps/place/Dol ... 6fa890eaf5

Its a big area ,my guess is the pictures taken are SE of the Village of Dolfor


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Is that OLD in the white shirt ?

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skoda wrote:


The implement appears to be a hay crimper. These were designed in America, IH, MF and New Idea were sold here. Either 2 rubber rollers or steel rollers squashed the hay about 1" along the stems to release moisture and speed up drying.

The turner is a Bamfords finger wheel rake. An oblong tubular frame which could have 3 wheels on either beam for swath turning, or all 6 wheels on on side for rowing up - two pulling points for the drawbar. Early Bamfords implements were painted a pale blue colour


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Super Dexter 8) and a DB with a loader. I can remember many of these muck spreaders in the area , but cant remember the make.


The loader is a MIL {Midland Industries Ltd} from Wolverhampton


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Unique having galvanised body instead of wood


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