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Massey Ferguson 185 (4x4 conversion), registration number unknown.  This tractor, owned by John MacKay, works on Horgabost beach towing an adapted gangway to service the small boat to Taransay.  Several years ago, the isle of Taransay was the setting for the reality television series “Castaway”
Blaw Knox, registration L705 KJS, photographed during roadsurfacing work in the south of Harris by Aggregate Industries with an Aveling Barford roller, registration R561 DHS
Long reach diggers at work on the final infill of Berneray causeway in 1998.  This contract enabled Berneray to be road-linked with North Uist
Ferguson TEA 20, registration number unknown.  This is one off two tractors acquired by Ruaridh Macdonald (North Uist) for restoration. Work on this one started after renewing most of the ignition
Zetor model 45/55.  Registration number GDS 619F.  Tractor came second hand to Isle of Lewis to Angus Macdonald Plant Hire.  It was used for towing sweeping brush and is now in Callanish, Lewis
Fordson Major E27N T.V.O.  Registration number SO 9564.  This is a 1949 model that was bought to Holm Farm, Stornoway, in the early fifties.  After serving at Holm and Stoneyfield farms until the early 1960s it was bought by Garrabost Mill. It was subsequently acquired by Ivor Murray,  Parkend (Lewis) for restoration in the early 1990s,after which it passed to its present owner George Macleod in October 2004. George is hoping to display it at our show in August (2006), although it will probably not be the finished article at that time
 

DIGGERS AT WORK

MacAulay, Askernish quarry in South Uist, 2003

For those with a genuine 'soft spot' for tractors and excavators, we thought the following photos might be of interest

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