Online Catalogue last updated 25th of June 2012
Aimed at tractor and ploughing enthusiasts, this is the first book to classify, describe and show the wide range of ploughs produced by Ransomes, Sims & Jefferies.
After a brief introduction to the company's history, Tony Clare gives an account of the ploughs which dominated the horse era of farming and were then adapted to be trailed behind tractors and mounted on them. He covers in detail the development of tractor plough design as well as ploughs for special purposes, market-garden use and export. He deals with Ford-Ransomes manufacturing as well as the rationalisations of the 1960's and the final links with Dowdeswells. Analysis of plough identification codes, the "TS" classifications and a glossary complete a comprehensive and very useable book for the many people who value their Ransomes ploughs for matches and at work. Most of the photographs in the book are previously unseen and come from the Ransomes archive stored at the University of Reading.
Code No. 009597, 100 pages, ISBN 1903366127, $50.00