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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

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

CDTEC EASTER TUESDAY TRACTOR ROAD RUN

 

A big thank you to all who braved the wet conditions and came to support our Easter road run in Donaghadee.

 

We had over 60 entries and the money raised was presented to Leukaemia and  Lymphoma Research at our April Meeting. Special thanks also to the club members and their families who put in the effort to make it happen, those who provided premises, allowed access to Portavoe Estate, donated food, provided ballot prizes and made other donations.

 

Once again the community came together to support a worthy cause and we value that support immensely.

 

Thanks again.

Trevor McBurney

Chairman, CDTEC 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Working Vintage Festival 2018

 

The 2018 Working Vintage Festival will be held on 10th and 11th August and will have all the usual activities.

 

On the Friday night, 10th August, there will be the usual road run and BBQ with some 200 tractors and music and entertainment.

 

On Saturday 11th there will a large display of vintage tractors, cars, lorries, steam engines, stationary engines, etc in addition to music and entertainment.

 

This year we will have no less than three special features - a Nuffield display celebrating 70 years since tne first Nuffield was produced in 1948, a Leyland Syncro display marking 40 years since the first Synchro was produced in 1978, and a display of rare and interesting Massey Harris tractors. In the working field we will have the usual crop of oats to harvest with binders and combines and the ever popular "pick your own" potatoes will also be dug on the day. We will also have the usual threshing, baling, ploughing and cultivating.

 

The whole event is an excellent community and family day out for children and adults alike and there will be many trade stalls, amusements and food outlets for all to enjoy.

So for a good day out where you can experience our agricultural heritage in action and sample the community's cultural heritage in the music and dancing provided on stage, come along to Rosemount Estate, Greyabbey in the Ards Peninsula on the evening of Friday 10th and from 10.00 am on Saturday 11th August and see for yourself.

 

Trevor McBurney

Chairman