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In the UK between 1957 and 1964 Massey Ferguson manufactured some 380,000 MF35s, the most popular mediumsized farm tractors of the period. Many have remained in work and they are a restorer's favourite machine.
The little grey Fergie is Britain's best-loved tractor, the user-friendly machine that finally replaced the horse on farms. This highly illustrated account covers the full history of Harry Ferguson's tractor products from his pioneering work before the 1930s to the merger with Massey in 1957.
This is the second volume in a trilogy of books that look in depth at the history of David Brown tractors, and a remarkable record of a proud company during probably the greatest period of its history. Part Two focuses on the period during which the motto of this celebrated Yorkshire company was "Mechanising the world's farms" - no idle boast.
By the end of the 20th century there were some half-million tractors on British farms--more machines than people to drive them. Bell's encyclopedic book traces the evolution of the farm tractor from the days of starting handle and pan seat to current four-wheel drive machines with air-conditioned cabs and computer management systems.tems.
The Silk Road and Beyond covers the career, adventures and anecdotes of Ivor Whittall, one of the early pioneers of long distance trucking to the Middle East.
The Nordic Tractor shows the establishment and history of companies such as Bolinder, Munktells, Volvo, Valmet and Valtra who all stood out as being major players in the Nordic region. Today, Valtra - now owned by AGCO - stands proudly as the last remaining agricultural tractor maker in Scandinavia.
With over 200 photographs provided by the manufacturer and enthusiasts, Scania 113 & 143 at Work charts the story of the 3-series through informative text in the popular and familiar style of previous 'at work' titles from the same author.
Author Tony Clare continues the Nuffield Tractor Story with the inception, design and development of the Mini tractor. Tony shows the final development of the Nuffield mid-range tractors, the 4-65 and the 3-45, and their further evolution into the first of the re-badged Leyland Tractors, the 384 and the 344 models.
These fully captioned pictures cover the period from 1986 until British Coal Opencast (BCO) was privatised in 1994. There are panoramic shots showing the scale of operations and fine close-ups of individual machines of many kinds at work. He includes several walking draglines such as the 4000-ton 'Ace of Spades'.
A facsimile reprint of a promotional book produced by Harry Ferguson Limited in 1951. Nine-year-old twins Peter and Pauline go from the city to the farm where they learn about the revolutionary Ferguson system and its genius inventor.
A collection of photographs which were taken in Suffolk between 1925 and 1935. The majority of the shots are of workmen paused for a moment in the course of their normal days.
Can you read the skies? Clouds produce an ever-changing skyscape and a vital clue to predicting whether it's going to rain or shine. Learn to identify clouds, how they form and how to read a changing sky.
Gives an insight into what you are likely to see in the British countryside. Suitable for novice enthusiasts of all ages, this selection of 28 breeds includes pigs of various shapes and sizes from the traditional Tamworth to the exotic Kune Kune and commercial hybrids, in which many can be seen in Britain while a few are extremely rare.
Gives a full page photograph of each featured breed of horse. This book includes snippets about the role of the breed in human history. It includes working horses, riding horses and ponies.
Presents the 41 breeds of sheep you are most likely to encounter on British farms, each with a full-page photo and a description of their appearance, history and uses.
Did you know that the Appenzeller Chicken can climb trees? Discover fun fowl facts, and get acquainted with 44 breeds, eachaccompanied by a description of the bird's appearance, its history and breeding, and details of its personality, egg-laying, and flyingabilities.
Did you know that Bad-Tempered Bradford Cattle are used for rodeos? Impress friends and relatives with interesting facts about 45 breeds of cattle, including their appearance, personality, history, breeding, milk-producing capabilities, and other fun facts
Did you know a honeybee visits about 50 to 100 flowers during each nectar-collection trip? You'll discover loads of interesting facts about 35 common pollinating insects - from ladybugs, moths, and beetles to bees, wasps, flies, and butterflies - including appearance, history and breeding, and details of how to attract them to your garden.
Farming in Miniature is an essential guide for collectors of British toy models interested in farm tractors, farm horses and associated agricultural equipment. The manufacturers / brands are arranged alphabetically. Each manufacturer has its own chapter introduced by an account of its history.
Best known for founding international haulier, Trans UK, Bob Carter was involved in the ground-breaking changes occurring in British transport of the 60s and 70s. Beginning in the army where he witnessed nuclear testing on Christmas Island in the 1950s, he went on to be a driver, office worker and finally company owner.
This is the third and final volume in The Lorries of Arabia Series. The first book made tribute to ERF's world-class long-hauler, focussing in particular on the Middle-East examples, and to those who drove them. The second book continued to explore the fortunes of this legendary machine.
Three articulated trucks load in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia: two Volvo 4X2 European road artics and a Mercedes 6X6 desert artic. Their destination is Sharawrah, somewhere south of The Empty Quarter. Seven days to travel a thousand kilometers, a third of which are open desert. Seven days that will turn into seventy.... This is the true story of Gordon Pearce, an English truck driver determined to get the job done. With the help of Bedouins, he crossed three hundred kilometers of unpredictable desert in the height of the summer of 1978. Aside from the physical challenges, he also has to battle bureaucracy and begins to dread hearing the word bukkera (tomorrow). Told in an ironic modest style and illustrated with photos from that time, Where''s Sharawrah? is a captivating book for vehicle enthusiasts and anyone who is passionate about truck adventures. [Subject: Memoir, Transportation]
This book gives a unique detailed inside look into the Aston Martin factory, from 1984 to 2000, an understanding of the benefits of Supercharging at the time of manufacture and a historic record of V8 engine design, development and production.