Collecting toy tractors is the most popular part of the farm toy hobby but what fun is a tractor with out an implement. Our authors have focused on plows, disks, harrows and planters this month. The articles cover classic implements of spring as well as mega rippers and field cultivators of the modern era.
A fun development on Toy Tractor Times Toy Talk this spring has been collectors taking their models outside to play in the dirt. Many collectors shutter to think about taking a model out of the box let alone putting it in the dirt. The pictures shown here sure look good. This months cover picture comes from Rob Lynch who is also featured in this months Wall Paper section. With Ertl painting their 1/64 models in mud the new fad in collecting may be dirty field ready models.
Toy Tractor Times TV has a new segment this month called "Farming Flash Backs". This new video piece will present old commercials on tractors and farm equipment. Toy Tractor Times will have a classic promotion video each month that relates to the issues theme.We also want to take you out into the field to see real tractors getting the land ready for planting. Toy Tractor Times TV will take you to Garnett Farms in Hopkinsville, KY to see the all new 570 hp Challenger MT875B putting down Anhydrous Ammonia. Garrnett Farms plants over 10,000 acres of corn each year and that means big tractors like a Challenger are needed to get the job done. In addition to the big machines of the field we are starting a new article series by Jarrod Birch on crops. This month Jarrod shares the story of America's first crop tobacco. In the article readers will learn about the machines used to plant this labor intensive crop.
There are also lots of new toys heading to tractors dealers in April. Case-New Holland and John Deere toys are shipping. This month we look at the new 1/64 CaseIH toys for 2006 and the new John Deere 60 with corn sheller. By the time the May issue of Toy Tractor Times reaches your e-mail we hope the new 1/64 Authentic Series John Deere 8530 has hit dealers.
Are you ready to put up some hay? The May issue of The Toy Tractor Times will feature haying and dairy farms. Look for articles on the dairy side of farming and get ready for some exciting Toy Tractor Times TV on haying.