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Welcome to Tractor & Construction Plant Wiki
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.

17,679 articles since (10th April) (2008)

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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

The Plan

  • On going - Add a Photo to every page possible (Please Help)
  • April - Build up basic structure and sample articles for Tractor section
  • May - Categories pages & add Club listings and Events( and visit a few shows)
  • June - Build Plant section up
  • July - Build Glossary of terms section, add photos to each manufacturers page (on going)
  • August - Build up scale Model section (needs editors)
  • Sept - Build up Truck section (new List Created)
  • 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 March 2010)

! ! Wanted NEWS of Next years Shows ! !

2010 calendar of Events
Month Date Event Location Notes
January 20 & 21st LAMMA Show Newark Show Ground Agricultural machinery trade show (free)
February 3rd-5th The Doe Show At Ernest Doe and Son Ulting Essex
February 6 & 7th Somerset Vintage & Classic Tractor Show Royal Bath and West Show ground
March 6th & 7th Tractor World show Malvern Worcestershire
March cancelled
due to redevelopment for F1 race
Commercial Enthusiast Day Show Donington Park Derbyshire Commercial vehicle collectors show
March 27th Commercial Enthusiast Day Show Three Counties Show Ground Malvern Replacement for the Donington show
March 27 & 28th Spring Transport Festival Museum of Transport in Manchester Bus museum open day
April 11th Tractor 2009, Spalding Exhibition centrer Models, Books & Literature etc
April ? Walton Hall Museum Easter Event Linford Essex Museum and Road roller collection rally
April ? National Vintage Tractor Road Run ? Annual Tractor road run (Location varies each year)
April 24th Cheffins spring vintage sale Cambridge
May 1st-3rd Llandudno Festival of Transport Llandudno, North Wales Commercial vehicles, Buses, and Tractors.
May 1st-3rd The 32st Ruston Cavalcade Show Ruston Northamptonshire Ruston Historical Transport Museum annual show WWW.Calvalcade.Org
May Cancelled SED Corby, Northamptonshire Construction industry plant demonstrations
May TBC Belvoir Castle Show Nr Grantham
May TBC Vintage Excavator Trust Threlkeld Cumbria Spring open day / working weekend
May TBC Chipping Steam Fair Preston Lancashire
May TBC Barnard Castle Steam Fair Barnard castle County Durham
May TBC Carrington Rally Boston Lincolnshire
See {{Events}} for missing events from June, July, and August
June 22-24th June Hillhead Show Buxton Derbyshire Quarry & Construction trade show
July ? ? ?
August ? ? ?
September - Great Dorset Steam Fair Dorset The biggest event in the UK
September 12th & 13 th Essex Country Show
(Barleylands Steam Rally)
Barleylands, nr Basildon Essex Steam rally & country show
September TBC Darley Dale Festival of Transport nr. Matlock Derbyshire
September 18th-19th Bedfordshire Steam & Country Fayre Old Warden Bedford Steam, tractors, etc (Crane engine special)
September TBC Little Casterton Working Weekend Little Casterton, Near Stamford Lincs. Working weekend with Harvesting & threshing (pre 1950's tractors)
September TBC Scorton North Yorkshire Rally and Annual Working Scorton, North Yorkshire Tractors, trucks plant & Cars
September 25 & 26th Kettering Vintage Rally and Steam Fayre Cranford Nr Kettering Northants
October tbc add event here location
November TBC Newark Vintage Tractor and Heritage Show Newark Show Ground Biggest indoor tractor show in the UK
December ? ? ?

2009 Events List

Great Dorset Steam Fair on 2nd to 8th September 2009. 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


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)

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Contents   (all pages)


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)

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Fordson Standard

Vintage Fordson ploughing at Much Marcle Steam Rally 2014

EWP 756 ploughing in July 2014

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This is Wikia is a Work in Progress, Help Needed For:

  • 500 PAGES REACHED 7/9/2008
  • 600+ Pages reached in December 2008
  • 700+ Pages reached in February 2009
  • 800+ Pages reached by March 2009
  • 900 Pages reached by March (end) 2009
  • 1000 Pages reached April 2009
  • 1200 pages reached 15th May 2009
  • 2000 pages reached Summer 2009
  • 2500 pages reached Autumn 2009 Gain entry into the Biggest Wikia sites list.
  • 2750 Pages reached Winter 2009
  • 3000 Pages reached ? 2010 (Not quiet there yet help expand the wikia to the next level)
  • Categories adding to every page (Completed).
  • Model range Listings for all Manufactures appending to their entries
  • Missing Manufactures details adding
  • Expand manufacturers entries (add obscure defunct makes)
  • Articles writing on individual machine Models
  • Add your Machine or collection Or club Events
  • Categorise all Images (Ongoing)
  • Over 2000 pages Wanted by August 2009 !!! HELP

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