Owners name: Colin Burns

Tractor, make-model-year: 1971 David Brown 780 Selectamatic

How long have you had the tractor? Three years past August (2018).

Where did you get it?

Purchased from a farm in Shropshire, where it had had been stored undercover for the previous seven years, unrestored.

If restored, have you restored it yourself?

Restored by John McNae, from Tarbolton.

How long has it taken to restore the tractor?

It took two years to restore and quite a few visits watching its progress along the way.

What was the biggest challenge you had with your tractor?

Biggest challenge was having to patiently wait for the tractor being restored (but well worth the wait).

Do you go to many shows/rallies or on-road runs throughout the year?

I have attended Tractor World Scotland at Royal Highland Showground, Ayrshire V.T.M.C rallies and road runs, Bute vintage club road run, Kilmacolm, Beith and Dalry agricultural shows.

What prizes have you won or best achievement with tractor?

Blackwood memorial trophy best exhibit AVTMC member.

And first prize Beith agricultural show.

Would you ever sell it? If not, why not?

I know they say you should never say never, but I don’t intend to ever sell it I hope to pass it on one day.

Dream tractor – If you could have a tractor from any era?

I would like to have another 780 restored to the same condition.