In his autobiography, Inside Massey Ferguson - A Story of Service', former Massey Ferguson employee David Walker provides an unparalleled insight into what it was like to work in the service department of the world's largest tractor manufacturer during the 1960s, 70s and 80s.
Joining Massey Ferguson at Coventry as a technical author in 1966, David went on to become heavily involved in all aspects of supporting the company's products, carrying out everything from writing the service manual for the MF 1200 tractor to providing technical advice to its dealers, issuing service bulletins and troubleshooting on territory as a regional service manager.
His assessment of the people and products that he encountered during his 21-year career with Massey Ferguson - some good, some occasionally not so good -forms the basis of his absorbing autobiography.
His stories of liaising with Massey Ferguson's dealer staff and their customers make fascinating and often humorous reading, while his recollections of helping to resolve product problems, notably with the MF 1200, MF 1080 and MF 500 Series tractors of the 1970s, highlight the sort of challenges that members of the company's service department faced on a daily basis.
As well as enthusiasts of Massey Ferguson who seek to broaden their knowledge of the company, 'Inside Massey Ferguson - A Story of Service' will also appeal to anyone who worked for the organisation or its dealers during the period covered by the book.