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#1 john webster OFFLINE  

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Posted January 04, 2014 - 06:46 AM

hi all. I am a member of your forum and have displayed many restored machines on here. just wanted you to know as I have a couple of good friends who reside in the states,there is earthgrinder and lauber 1.
this year in uk I entered the biggest show for walk behinds, and to my amazement won first prize. I am still buzzing and that was back in November. here are some photos,if I can remember how its done. happy new year to you all. john webster
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Posted January 04, 2014 - 06:51 AM

Congratulations on the win, first place, can't get much better than that!!


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Posted January 04, 2014 - 06:52 AM

WOW!, congrats John. That's fantastic.
Does that say Barford? It's a name I'm unfamiliar with.
Any specifics on your winning entry?
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Posted January 04, 2014 - 06:56 AM

Congratulations, John.  What was your tractor?

 

Ben W.


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Posted January 04, 2014 - 07:29 AM

Congrats John! That is a nice looking display you had there.


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Posted January 04, 2014 - 07:41 AM

Congrats!  That IS amazing!  I'm not aware of any such competitions here (at least I haven't heard of them), but it sure sounds neat.  Pat on the back from me to you...thanks for sharing!


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Posted January 04, 2014 - 08:37 AM

Congratulations  !!!   Was this the tractor you had a tread doing a restor here  last year or so ago ? 


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Posted January 04, 2014 - 08:39 AM

Congratulations on you first place win, you must be very proud. You have a beautiful walk behind tractor. Can you tell us all more about your walk behind, like engine specs, trans spec, attachments ect.    Maybe you will tell us more about the show, is it annual, biannual, how many years has it been running.   Did any Gravelys enter the show or is it for UK brands?    Well, again Congrats on your big win and thanks for sharing.... 


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Posted January 04, 2014 - 08:49 AM

Congratulations nice very nice


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Posted January 04, 2014 - 08:52 AM

Well done! Congratulations on the highest award in the land! :thumbs:  :thumbs:

 

 

 

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Posted January 04, 2014 - 08:58 AM

Congrats, John. Glad to see you get the award. Nice display you had.


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Posted January 04, 2014 - 09:02 AM

Nice work John. Great talent :thumbs:


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Posted January 04, 2014 - 09:30 AM

I really wish we had more and closer relations with our friends across the pond, I think both groups would find it really interesting


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Posted January 04, 2014 - 10:33 AM

Congratulations on the 1st place award.

I can see why you won with the beautiful walk-behind tractors you have.


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Posted January 04, 2014 - 10:37 AM

This is a great feather for John's hat, and the competition at these shows is pretty intense, even though they all act pretty humble about it when asked.  Its pretty easy to see whats going on in England, or even the entire European area by going to the VHGMC website and having a look around. Many of the tractors on the English side, have some roots in America. Some of there models either were powered by US engines or in the case a Simplicity, the machine was built here, then shipped there , where a Villers or JAP engines was installed. There are some fairly large collectors in Europe, that have Wheelhorses, Cub Cadets, and Bolens tractors, just as we do here. There are also several fine collections of tillers to be found, with some having a powered snake, to operate things like saws and trimmer and other items , one might need around the garden or household. Very old tractors are pretty rare over there, due to the wars, but there are many great items built from the 50's and up, that I wouldn't pass up. I haven't been able to find a cost effective way to get some of these unit back to home, but maybe some day.......

 

Once again, its great to see something different, and looking forwards to your next project,, John.


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