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The Wiki (Encyclopedia) about Tractors And Construction Plant that anyone can edit. For collecting of information about the History of all makes and models manufactured and sold or imported in the world. The collecting and preservation of machines in the UK

Basically anything Tractor or Plant related, from the Earliest Steam Engines & Steam Shovels to the latest 500 hp Quadtrac type Tractors. Plant from Giant Electric Face Shovels or just a Micro Digger. Also covers the Heavy Haulage Trucks and machinery to transport equipment about and the earlier trucks, with Stationary Engines & Agricultural Implements as well.

For Collectors or just the Interested including Collections, Shows, Clubs, Owners Groups, Scale Models, Etc.

14,732 articles since (10th April) (2008)

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Caterpillar sixty 750

Tractor

All Tractor related articles are in this area From the first steam tractors to the most modern Multi-wheeled high (500hp +) Machines of today. The first engine driven tractor is believed to be the Hart-Parr in the USA in 1902.


Construction Plant

All Construction Plant related Articles From the First Steam Navy in 1796 to the 10000 Ton Mining Machines of modern opencast mines, And the 60m reach demolition machines to down to 300Kg Micro excavators. Powered Barrows up to 60 ton capacity ADT's. Highly popular collectible machines like the JCB 1 Digger and Cat D2 Tractor and many other early machines.


Heavy Haulage

The Movement of this sort of large machinery also involves the the use of specialist Heavy Haulage transport. The Various specialist machinery involved and related articles are under this section.

Scale Models of Tractors and Construction Plant

The collection of Models is a popular Hobby. There are a vast range available in a wide range of prices from a few £ to Museum grade solid brass accurate models costing £1000's each. Models of Tractors and Plant The range available is increasing rapidly. There is also the building of precision scale working models (replicas) of steam engines at various scales from 1/2 size (6" scale) down to 1/12 (1" scale). Engineering Models which are fully functioning often built from kits of machined parts, but can be scratch build by machining lumps of metal.

What's new on Tractor & Construction Plant Wiki

April - Tractor and Construction Plant

Tractor Wiki Created April 2008 to Provide a online Encyclopedia for everything to do with Tractors and Construction Plant. Manufactures, Models and Versions, Preservation and Restoration of machines, Collections, Clubs, Events and Shows.

September 08 - Commercial vehicles section added with outline articles for major makes.
January 09 - Start adding more individual model pages to main manufactures
February 09 - Expand Museums & Collections sections
March 09 - Update Preserved machine lists for steam with links to article for each individual engine (ready for articles).
Summer 09 - add Truck manufacturers
Autumn 09 - add standardises templates for creating pages for the Steam engine pages and the by Registration Number pages
Autumn 09 - add bus manufactures
Winter 09 - add outline pages for all the events & new Infoboxs to existing pages
Spring 10 - add Exhibit lists to events pages / update existing
Winter 11 - We are almost to 10,000 pages!

The Plan

  • On going - Add a Photo to every page possible (Please Help)
  • October - Increase individual Tractor model sections
  • November - Add galleries of Show photos (on going)
  • December - Add navigation boxes
  • January - Recruit more members to build the pages- YOU can help !
  • February - Add more photos/create individual model pages (on going)
  • March - Build up the steam section (PML tables up dated)
  • March - Truck photos Added + Museums
  • April - Stationary engines
  • May - Show season- Take more photos

Up coming Shows and Meets

(Updated May 2010)

! ! Wanted NEWS of Next years Shows ! !

Main article: 2011 events guide

2012 Events List

Great Dorset Steam Fair on ? September 2012. The largest Show for collectors of all types of Machinery, not just Steam Engines, Tractors, Rollers, and Showman's Engines and Rides. There is an Extensive collection of Early Tractor's on show as well as Construction Plant and a working demonstration area. Heavy Haulage is featured from Early Steam Traction up to Massive Modern Tank transporters. Huge Steam Fairground area with restored rides and modern ones. Show held adjacent to Blanford Camp, Blanford Forum, Dorset, England.

Recent Events & Shows Reports Coming soon with photo galleries


Clubs

Section for information on Clubs and for Owners Groups and collectors. Information about any clubs and Owners Groups, Meeting dates, Membership etc.

Private Collections

There are several collectors with large collections of machines.

(Please add details of other collections & Museums)

In format > Name - Collection


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Contents   (all pages)

Tractors


Heavy Haulage Equipment


Glossary of Parts and Terms

Explanation and definition of common terms relating to Tractors, Construction Plant, Trucks, and Agricultural Machinery

Events Dates
Scale Model's of Machinery

Models of Tractors and Plant General

Tractor and Construction Plant Publications Lists
Construction Plant


Steam Machinery

(this section needs development)

Webs sites
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Clubs (Link to club details)



Image of the Month

Caterpillar D6Caterpillar D6 at Gamston WW 11 - IMG 3313
Caterpillar D6 working at the Gamston Working Weekend 2011 organised by the NVTEC-Notts Group







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