FERGUSON TE20 IN DETAIL
Author: Mike Thorne
Harry Ferguson was a remarkable inventor and a man of vision. Aside from his innovations in mechanized agriculture, he designed a four-wheel drive system for road cars and created inspired design solutions to a wealth of engineering problems. Yet he is best remembered for the small, unobtrusive gray tractor that bears his name. Launched in the late 1940s, it rendered its competitors obsolete and provided farmers with a tool that could meet almost all their requirements. The book starts with Harry Ferguson's early work on tractors, his system development, and his collaboration with Ford in the USA on the development of the Ford 9N tractor. Then comes an in-depth study of the TE20. Later chapters cover the TVO- and diesel-powered versions, American- and French-built Fergusons, industrial models, special-purpose variants, and conversions, including four-wheel-drive and high-clearance models. An extensive study of the extraordinary range of implements is available, with information also on tractor options and accessories.
Both tractors and a wide range of associated artifacts have been specially photographed for this book, which also includes some 150 illustrations from the archives. Ferguson TE20 in Detail offers an unrivaled store of knowledge for the many owners and enthusiasts who care passionately about these tractors and serve as a tribute to their creator.