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Know Your Classic Tractors

ISBN: 9781913618148

Author: Chris Lockwood    Publisher: Old Pond

Many popular tractors from the late 1960s to the 1980s have become classics on Britain's farms. This handy guide to 41 classic tractors contains: * Description ...


Many popular tractors from the late 1960s to the 1980s have become classics on Britain's farms. This handy guide to 41 classic tractors contains: * Description and photograph of each tractor * Country of manufacture * Engine and horsepower This period saw a huge rise in the power and comfort of tractors, and paved the way for today's high-tech farm machinery.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 88


Dimensions: 178 x 127 mm


Publication Date: 09-03-2021


Tags: March 2021   Agriculture   Transport
$17.99
David Brown Tractor Story : Part 2

ISBN: 9781908397584

Author: Stuart Gibbard    Publisher: Old Pond

This is the second volume in a trilogy of books that look in depth at the history of David Brown tractors, and a remarkable record of a proud company during wha...


This is the second volume in a trilogy of books that look in depth at the history of David Brown tractors, and a remarkable record of a proud company during what is probably the greatest period of its history. Part Two focuses on the period during which the motto of this celebrated Yorkshire company was "Mechanising the world's farms". It was no idle boast, as this book explains - the company expanded its product line to embrace a host of different models, becoming a serious contender on the global market. The famous Cropmaster remained in production until 1953, but the exciting new developments that followed included the six-cylinder 50D, the innovative rowcrop 2D and a range of crawlers and industrial tractors. Diversifying still further, David Brown added the old-established firm of Harrison, McGregor & Guest, together with its range of Albion implements, to its portfolio in 1955. The early 1960s saw the arrival of the Implematic range before the era of red David Brown tractors came to an end in 1964. This highly illustrated book is the result of many years of meticulous research during which time the author has met and interviewed many of David Brown's key personnel including directors, engineers and sales people. Many of the illustrations are taken from David Brown's own archives and will not have been seen before.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 360


Dimensions: 215 x 275 mm


$89.99
Know Your Clouds

ISBN: 9781913618094

Author: Tim Harris    Publisher: Old Pond

Can you read the skies? Clouds produce an ever-changing skyscape and a vital clue to predicting whether it's going to rain or shine. This handy little cloud-spo...


Can you read the skies? Clouds produce an ever-changing skyscape and a vital clue to predicting whether it's going to rain or shine. This handy little cloud-spotting guide explains: * How to identify each type of cloud * The processes are at work to produce them * The significance they have for our weather * Optical phenomena produced by certain clouds Learn the lost countryside art of cloud reading and understand the most essential of nature's clues and signs.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 80


Dimensions: 178 x 127 mm


Publication Date: 11-05-2021


$17.99
Know Your Pollinators

ISBN: 9781912158553

Author: Tim Harris    Publisher: Old Pond

Did you know a honeybee visits about 50 to 100 flowers during each nectar-collection trip? You'll discover loads of interesting facts about 35 common pollinatin...


Did you know a honeybee visits about 50 to 100 flowers during each nectar-collection trip? You'll discover loads of interesting facts about 35 common pollinating insects - from ladybugs, moths, and beetles to bees, wasps, flies, and butterflies - including appearance, history and breeding, and details of how to attract them to your garden. From ladybugs whose larvae love to munch on herbs like coriander, fennel, and dill, to nocturnal moths who prefer a flower's scent to its colour, this fun and fascinating pocket guide will turn both young and old into pollinator enthusiasts.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 96


Dimensions: 178 x 127 mm


Publication Date: 10-04-2020


Tags: April 2020   Agriculture
$22.00
Know Your Donkeys & Mules

ISBN: 9781912158560

Author: Jack Byard    Publisher: Old Pond

Did you know that the Bourbonnais Donkey drinks 4 gallons of water a day? Discover interesting facts about 24 breeds, including their appearance, history and br...


Did you know that the Bourbonnais Donkey drinks 4 gallons of water a day? Discover interesting facts about 24 breeds, including their appearance, history and breeding, and uses in agriculture and tourism. From the critically endangered Abyssinian, to the speedy Onager who can run at 40 MPH over a 15-mile stretch, this fascinating guide will turn both young and old into a donkey and mule enthusiast. Donkeys really aren't stubborn; they just have a strong instinct for self-preservation! Adults and kids alike will enjoy learning about the many characteristics of these gentle and docile animals.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 80


Dimensions: 178 x 127 mm


Publication Date: 09-04-2020


Tags: April 2020   Agriculture
$22.00
Know Your Pigs

ISBN: 9781912158546

Author: Jack Byard    Publisher: Old Pond

From the American Guinea Hog who loves a good belly rub, to the hardy Yorkshire who is happiest foraging outdoors, this fascinating guide will turn both young a...


From the American Guinea Hog who loves a good belly rub, to the hardy Yorkshire who is happiest foraging outdoors, this fascinating guide will turn both young and old into a pig enthusiast. Did you know that wild razorback hogs probably were imported into the United States from Russia during the 19th century? This little book is filled with the history and characteristics of the most popular breeds of pigs in the world!


Bind: paperback


Pages: 64


Dimensions: 178 x 127 mm


Publication Date: 09-04-2020


Tags: April 2020   Agriculture
$22.00
The Silk Road and Beyond

ISBN: 9781912158355

Author: Ivor Whiiall    Publisher: Old Pond

The hair-raising true adventures of a long-distance trucker in the Middle East. The Silk Road and Beyond covers the career, adventures and anecdotes of Ivor Whi...


The hair-raising true adventures of a long-distance trucker in the Middle East. The Silk Road and Beyond covers the career, adventures and anecdotes of Ivor Whittall, one of the early pioneers of long distance trucking to the Middle East. Written in an engaging style, the book encompasses stories from the beginning of Ivor’s career, from qualifying as an articulated-truck driver, his first overseas trip to Kuwait, the desert trek between Jordan and Saudi Arabia and the journey over the infamous Tahir Pass in Eastern Turkey, which claimed many trucks and the lives of some of their drivers. The book is edited and revised by Paul Rowlands, himself an experienced trucker and published book author, and includes many amusing and hair-raising tales. It covers subjects such as the recovery of broken down trucks and trailers and the delights of custom formalities and cross-border negotiations, not only providing a fascinating insight to this important period in transport history, but demonstrating the important qualities of determination and self-reliance, applied by the author to many challenging situations.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 240


Dimensions: 210 x 297 mm


Publication Date: 16-08-2019


Tags: August 2019   Biography   Transport
$65.00
The Massey Fergusson 35 Tractor - Workshop Service Manual

ISBN: 9781912158515

Author: Chris Jaworski    Publisher: Old Pond

In the UK between 1957 and 1964 Massey Ferguson manufactured some 380,000 MF35s, the most popular medium-sized farm tractors of the period. Many have remained i...


In the UK between 1957 and 1964 Massey Ferguson manufactured some 380,000 MF35s, the most popular medium-sized farm tractors of the period. Many have remained in work and they are a restorer's favourite machine. Chris Jaworski's book, based on his heavily illustrated articles for Tractor & Machinery magazine, is a step-by-step manual on servicing and repairing these machines. This book goes back to the basics. The range and quality of his photographs are also far higher than those of the originals from sixty years ago. The main headings of the book are: buying and safety; weekly checks; operator maintenance; engines; cooling systems; fuel systems; transmissions; rear axle and PTO; brakes; hydraulics; steering and front axle; electrics; bodywork. For owners involved in servicing, repairs or restoration this crystal-clear guide will help them enjoy getting the work done efficiently.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 208


Dimensions: 152 x 229 mm


Publication Date: 16-08-2019


$39.99
Seventy Years of Farm Tractors 1930-2000

ISBN: 9781912158430

Author: Brian Bell    Publisher: Old Pond

By the end of the twentieth century there were some half-million tractors on British farms - more machines than people to drive them. Brian Bell's encyclopaedic...


By the end of the twentieth century there were some half-million tractors on British farms - more machines than people to drive them. Brian Bell's encyclopaedic book traces the evolution of the farm tractor from the days of starting handle and pan seat to current 4-wheel drive machines with air-conditioned cabs and computer management systems. He deals in particular with developments of the classic period from the 1950s to the 1990s. The book is arranged alphabetically by manufacturer from Allis-Chalmers to Zetor, one hundred marques in total. These are all machines to be found on British farms irrespective of their country of manufacture. Brian runs concisely through the histories of the companies and their major models, illustrated with a wealth of photographs and extracts from sales literature. He adds some special features on items such as hydraulic systems and cold-starting aids. He includes a glossary and full index. This book replaces the author's earlier, successful, Fifty Years of Farm Tractors. Many of the photographs are new and the text has been brought up to date to include developments of the early twenty-first century.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 304


Dimensions: 189 x 246 mm


$55.00
Forty Years With Ford Tractors

ISBN: 9781910456590

Author: David Pearson    Publisher: Old Pond

David Pearson spent more than four decades working for Ford's tractor business, starting on the production line at the maker's Dagenham factory before moving to...


David Pearson spent more than four decades working for Ford's tractor business, starting on the production line at the maker's Dagenham factory before moving to the Basildon tractor plant opened in 1964. He went on to become the maker's UK sales manager, and earned a reputation among farmers and dealers as the man who knew all there was to know about Ford tractors. Along the way, he was involved in the development of some of the most famous machines to bear the blue livery, from the Dexta to the 7000, and the FW articulated tractors to the 7810. Edited by agricultural journalist Martin Rickatson, Forty Years with Ford Tractors builds on a series of recollections which originally featured in Classic Tractor magazine, and includes additional material to tell David's fascinating story in full. It includes a comprehensive selection of black-and-white and colour photographs, many of which have never before been published and will be of interest to all Ford fans and tractor fans more generally.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 120


Dimensions: 129 x 198 mm


$24.99
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