Tractor Classes

We are delighted to be able to welcome you to the Tractor Section at this Show, where you will find a wide variety of farming machines from the past right up to 1988. This year, we have invited entries specifically from our local Meltham manufacturer, the world famous David Brown tractors, ranging back to 1949 up to the cessation of production in Meltham in 1988.  There is a very active David Brown Tractor Club and a museum near to the former manufacturing plant in Meltham. Representatives of the Club will be with us all day for you to have a chat with.

As well as the David Brown tractors, we have an eclectic display of some truly wonderful old tractors in the working and best restored categories. These are all aged over 40 with the oldest, an International Farmall A, having been built in 1941. These will include the ever popular and recognisable little grey Fergies (Fergusons), the green of the Field Marshall, the blues of Fords, as well as the striking Internationals.

Prize money for the tractors has very kindly been sponsored by Simon Blyth Estate Agents and prizes and trophies will be presented in the Main Ring following the parade of tractors at 2.45pm. Please ensure you are on the main field to get a ring side view of these magnificent machines. Judging will take place in the morning. Leading the parade in to the main ring, will be the 1908 McLaren Steam Roller. A stunning piece of history not to be missed in action!

We are especially grateful to our other very kind sponsors again this year –

Sovereign Agricultural Services of Shelley. They have been around for over 40 years offering first class service and repairs for tractors as well as stocking the major brands of Valtra, Kioti, Marshall & Foster tractors.            Contact 01484 603682 

Yorkshire Mower World of Scissett and Slaithwaite, for prize money for the 1st and 2nd in the horticultural section. They have been in business for over 25yrs for sales, service and repairs of lawn mowers, lawn tractors, other garden and ground care machinery. Main dealers for Honda, Hayter, Husqvarna and Cub Cadet.                        Contact 01484 439940.

Shepley Spring Water of Shepley. Established in 1996 and the U.K.’s leading independent own label and contract water bottlers, offering exceptional quality, personal service, creative label design, environmental responsibility and logistical excellence from one source. Contact 01484 608738.

All the exhibits will be available for viewing after 9am but please do not climb on to any of them. Their proud owners will probably be close by and enjoy nothing more than imparting their wisdom and knowledge on to any unsuspecting members of the public so feel free to ask them questions!

Thank you for visiting this section and we hope you have a wonderful day out at Honley Show.

Katie Green, Tractor Section Secretary.