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The Ford Tractor Story Part Two Basildon 1964-1999

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Written by Stuart Gibbard

In 1964, Ford replaced its separate British and American tractor lines with the new 6X range, a worldwide family of tractors designed for manufacture in Basildon, Antwerp and the U.S.A. It marked the beginning of an exciting new period in the history of Ford tractors. The next thirty years saw a host of new models and features as the line expanded and evolved towards today's sophisticated machines with their computer-age technology.

It was also a time during which Ford's agricultural business grew into an organisation of global proportions, taking over both New Holland and Versatile farm equipment companies. In 1994 Fiat acquired Ford's agricultural machinery interests and merged them with Fiatagri to form a new company under the New Holland name.

In his authoritative text, Stuart Gibbard gives a full account of all the main Ford and New Holland models, as well as company changes and the personalities involved. Included among the many previously unpublished photographs are both production models and prototype tractors, making this one of the most extensively detailed books ever written on this fascinating modern period of tractor history.

A very informative book with many colour and black and white photographs.

Code No. 008973, 224 pages, ISBN 0953373711, $60.00

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