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CDTEC is keen to move with the times and  is pleased to announce that we are now active on Facebook – check out “Down Tractor Drivers” and join in the banter.

 

TractorJoe - Tractor Parts

 

A link to the TractorJoe website has been added to the links page. The company is based in the USA but it might be useful for that hard to find part. An introductory credit note is available to club members ordering for the first time - contact the chairman for the order code necessary to receive that credit

 

Trevor McBurney

Chairman

Working Vintage Festival 2017 

 

On the evening of Friday 11th August there will be the tractor road run with 200+ tractors (you may even get a seat on one of the many trailers) and the BBQ where you can cook your food on the BBQs provided.

 

The route of the road run has now been confirmed and is as follows:

 

"This year's road run will leave Rosemount estate by the back gate onto the Ballywalter Road and will head directly for Ballywalter. It will then turn left down the Main Street and left again into Stump Road and then right into Tullykevin Road. At Dunover Road it will turn left and then left again into Cardy Road where it turns into McAvoys Lane which takes it on through to the Carrowdore Road where it crosses over into Spring Lane and proceeds onto the Newtownards Road where it turns left and heads back to Greyabbey turning left at the mini roundabout, right into Church Street and right again into the Estate."

 

Preparations are underway for the County Down Traction Engine Club's annual working vintage festival at Rosemount Estate in Greyabbey on Saturday 12 August.

The event will be similar to previous years in that there will be a display of tractors, lorries, cars, steam engines, stationary engines, etc in the main rally field along with trade stalls, craft tents, food outlets, amusements, music and dancing, etc. While in the large working area you can see vintage machines being put though their paces harvesting oats with binders and combines and digging potatoes for the public to gather. There will also be threshing mills and balers working together with tractor pulling, ploughing and cultivating.

 

This is a community and family day out for children and adults alike and is supported by Ards and North Down Borough Council, NFU Mutual, NG Bell and others. So for a good family day out where you can see our agricultural, transport and cultural heritage at first hand, come along and experience it for yourself.

 

Trevor McBurney, Chairman

 

 

 

Click Picture above to view some pictures of members and events from years ago.