"Packed with fact, but simply put together and easy to read, Colin Fraser's 'Harry Ferguson - Inventor and Pioneer' is essential reading for those requiring a background knowledge of tractor development over the last 60 years. Fraser's explanation of Harry Ferguson and his companies' experiments with tractors and implements in Ireland, America and Great Britain is no less than brilliant."
- Power Farming
First published in 1972, Colin Fraser's book has remained the main source of information about the life and work of Harry Ferguson. This first paperback edition is an unabridged copy of the second printing of the text, complete with all the original photographs. It has been completely re-set in 2012.
Before he wrote his book, Colin Fraser had spent five years lecturing and instructing on Massey Ferguson equipment, so he was well qualified to deal with the technical side of Ferguson's work. During eight months of research Fraser had full access to Ferguson's papers and interviewed 62 of his associates.
Fraser's book provides a thorough account of the development of the system and tractors that are Ferguson's permanent memorial. It also covers Ferguson's early days as an aviator and motor car pioneer, his business dealings, the tumultuous relationship with Ford and the merger with Massey.
"Colin Fraser's book is as good technically
as it is in revealing the man who almost tore himself to shreds
on behalf of his brain
children." - Times Literary Supplement