Covering the period 1920-90 Brian Bell deals with the development of the smaller machines used on estates, allotments, nurseries and large gardens. The range is wide: 2-wheeled garden tractors; rotary cultivators; 4-wheeled ride-on tractors; ploughs; drills; cultivators; sprayers; grass-cutting equipment; small trucks, and miscellaneous estate items.
For this enlarged edition (of Fifty Years of Garden Machinery) the author has fully revised all the sections, increased the length of the text and added many new photographs.
Brian Bell has written 24 books and DVDs on farm machinery and agricultural companies, and contributes to a number of magazines. He has been awarded MBE for his services to agriculture.