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Beginning with the development of the first Ford tractors in 1917 and finishing in 1991 with the purchase of the Ford tractor brand by New Holland, this is one of the few books to tell the complete story of Ford and Fordson tractors.The author covers the parallel development of Fordson tractors, made at Dagenham in Essex, with Ford tractors in the United States. The first Ford tractor was produced in 1917 to help with war agricultural production and the Fordson Model N played a key role in the development of British agriculture up to 1945.The Ford Major was launched in 1945, marking the first factory fitting of a diesel engine in a Ford tractor. The book also covers the smaller Dexta models and the ground-breaking 1000 series.The 10, 30 and 70 series tractors incorporated a host of technological developments that would not only see the Ford tractor through to 1991 but also leave a legacy that is still appreciated today.
About the Author
Jonathan Whitlam is a tractor specialist and author of several books on tractors. He and Stephen Richmond run the Tractor Barn company which produces DVDs and other media based on tractors.