It was tractors and not steam engines this weekend

At the Sandstone Heritage Trust we are very often inclined to pull out an old tractor that has not been run for a while and give it a whirl. This Lanz 38 seen here with Charles Viljoen (left) and Henk du Preez was a case in point.


It is an older model Lanz 38


Starting these single cylinder Lanz's is quite a mission and when they have not run for a while it sometimes helps to use the more gentlemanly single cylinder 2-stroke diesel of British origin, namely the Field Marshall Series II to give it a pull.


Good news, the Lanz started and after some adjustments was declared healthy and ready to run as required.

Our thanks go to Henk and Charles who are amongst our most knowledgeable and dedicated volunteers for all their assitance.