Description - A World Wide Guide to Massey Harris, Ferguson and Early Massey Ferguson Tractors by John Farnworth
For the first time this worldwide identification guide has brought together the 300 tractor models that preceded the Massey Ferguson 100 series. Detailed specifications for each model are presented, together with modern, factory archive, and advertisement photographs of representative model types. The tractors are grouped in chapters according to their country of manufacture. Included are Ferguson Brown, Ford Ferguson, Landini, and Sawyer-Massey tractors.
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Book Reviews - A World Wide Guide to Massey Harris, Ferguson and Early Massey Ferguson Tractors by John Farnworth
Author Biography - John Farnworth
John Farnworth is a farmer's son and was born on a farm on the outskirts of Manchester, England. It was very near the Massey-Harris factory and they used to send the new equipment from North America for testing on his grandfather's farm for a year before it was put on the British market. Hence he grew up in a farmyard full of Massey-Harris equipment in the post war years. This was the start of John's affection for the Massey family of equipment. The family went on to use Ferguson and Massey-Ferguson just as extensively as they had the old Massey-Harris equipment. Whilst at university he started to collect Massey-Harris tractors before embarking on a a career overseas in agricultural research, development and consultancy. When running overseas projects he always used Massey-Ferguson equipment wherever possible and gained much experience of their use in harsh Middle-Eastern conditions. In recent years, John has knuckled down to the serious business of compiling detailed but highly readable, well illustrated and informative books on the whole history of Massey-Ferguson, the predecessor companies and the range of equipment which has been produced and marketed by them. To date he has published moer than a dozen substantial books and has more in publishers hands for publication at a later date.